No sooner than having ordered Medina's present did I stumble across Kathy Keller's "Don't Take it from Me: Reasons Why You Shouldn't Marry an Unbeliever." While the article is already well over a year old, it recently gained some traction on social media, attracting my attention.
I wanted to take this opportunity to push back both on the assertion, and the way it's framed.
Following Christ is the most important decision you'll ever make. Choosing a mate who shares your faith and who will support you in your spiritual growth.
Four months ago, my wife Medina and I celebrated our one year anniversary since we married each other.Once confessed, the problem isn’t recognition that they’ve sinned; the problem is the slow, painful process of repentance.But the temptation to get romantically involved with a non-Christian tends to be framed differently.In her article, Keller leans on a handful of shaky verses to assert her straightforward opinion: I want to snap and say, "It won't work, not in the long run.Marriage is hard enough when you have two believers who are completely in harmony spiritually.