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.No amount of flirting made Jesus more desirable to him.
Although Daniel wasn’t a practising Christian, he was very supportive of my vocation and all it would entail.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 don’t think it’s wrong for Christians to marry non-Christians. Daniel and I have been married for 13 years and have two girls.I took the long view that you can’t predict what’s going to happen.Lots of people come to faith at later stages of life and others may lose it.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.