i know the bible states to not be unevenly yoked....i am a borna again Christian and my bf of six months is catholic...he is the most patient understanding man i have ever met...doesnt drink or do drugs...when he is upset with me or gets angry he sits me down and talks to me about it....and i do mean talks...no hard words jsut talking like adults should...i have known him for almost a year now...and the only thing that may pose a problemin the future is our different beliefs..i dont push mine on him..he repsects that i am a christian..and i do that same and respect that he is catholic....but what if things go really well say ina year or more and we decide to get married..i will not have my children being raised anyhting but christian..and have talked to him about this...his reply was if u want the kids to be christian as long as it is witht he kids best intentions in mind that is fine...waht are your opinions? plz no bashing.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:19 PM on Mar. 5, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Well, Catholic is a Christian faith, but I'm with you, I would not want my kids raised in a Catholic church. You need to discuss this at great lengths. Pray about it. Decide if you would be willing to attend different churches than your spouse. Or would he change to your faith? These are all things you need to know before the relationship progresses. If your answer is no, you could not live with attending different churches (which I think would be confusing to the kids), then I would end the relationship now.
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In 2 Corinthians 6:14, the apostle Paul says, "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers." Paul's comment here is that believers and nonbelievers do have nothing in common, so trying to start a marriage with such a disparity will only lead to problems. God is to be at the center of a Christian marriage, and if one of you involved don't acknowledge that, tensions will arise. And it will eventually affect your marriage. Marrying a non-Christian may, in the short run, bring satisfaction. But over time it's most likely to become a source of pain, given that your marriage can't be centered on Christ. I know many women who now deeply regret their decision to marry a non-Christian. Most still love their husband, but they miss so much of what God intended their marriage to be.
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 10:44 PM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:46 PM on Mar. 5, 2009
the Bible uses beasts of burden as an example. If a donkey and an ox are yoked together (which God forbid the people of Israel to do in Deuteronomy 22:10), the yoke will weigh heavily on one animal while choking the other, or as the animal with the longer stride moves ahead it will painfully drag the other along by the neck! They would not be able to pull smoothly or painlessly together and little work would get done. But when two animals of approximately the same size and weight are yoked together, they pull the plow smoothly, helping each other, and work is accomplished. Spiritually: becoming attached to a person who does not share your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior can be just as painful and counterproductive as the unequally yoked animals. When attached with someone emotionally (as a spouse), you are connected to someone who cannot "pull" equally with you in life.
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