I think the biggest example of this, and I’m not going to sugarcoat it here, is Christians who extend “dating a Christian” to “dating someone whom I will bring to church”, “dating someone who is open to Christianity”, or “dating someone who calls himself a Christian but hasn’t really been to church in a few years”. To do something like that is to miss the point of wanting to date a Christian in the first place.
It’s taking God’s wisdom and stretching it so we find a loophole we can slip through.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that good chemistry and attraction are not important – they are just not as important as we think.
If the goal is to be more like Christ, then we are intentionally and knowingly making it harder. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God…
Perfect in the sense that he was almost exactly like me, we liked the same things, had the same tastes, he knew what kind of stuff I would like, we supported the same football team.. All except for the fact that he wasn’t a Christian.
It didn’t matter to me at first, but I think all along at the back of my mind, I knew it would be an issue someday.
Everyone (including myself, sometimes) thought I was nuts and couldn’t for the life of them understand it.