No amount of flirting made Jesus more desirable to him.
I never would have considered dating a non-Christian. In fact, “loves God and puts Him first” was always on the top of the list of what I was looking for. It started as impatience, but it soon developed into a rampaging beast of unbelief, doubt, and worst of all, hopelessness.
It felt like everyone I knew was married, including the kids I used to babysit.
Our desires over His, our will over His: it's not a frivolous idea, but rather one that we are completely unable to fight through on our own. 1 John says, Our inability to succeed in giving over our heart’s desires to God is not a surprise to Him.
I attend church as often as I can which is usually once a week. The sermon is the most important part of the service to me and it needs to be heavily based in scripture.
This tells us two things: one, that relationships are hard; and two, that God knows it.
While there may be a lot of reasons or contributing factors as to why a Christian would make the choice to be in a romantic relationship with a non-Christian, I don’t believe that it is simply a relational issue.
There seemed to be 10 girls for every single available guy in church.
Then there was the pressure of every person I knew asking about my relationship status every time I saw them.
While the first two dates were just awkward encounters that made me feel uncomfortable and probably caused my face to glow red for hours afterwards, the third guy peaked my interest. All my ideas and hopes of leading him to Jesus weren’t realistic.