Interfaith relationships dating
I strongly recommend this because it gives couples an opportunity to talk with other interfaith couples, learn from them, and also hear from a counselor experienced in the issues of intermarriage.
And I've listened when young couples, so hopeful and passionate, struggle with religious differences and wonder if their love alone will overcome obstacles to the survival of their relationship.
Some interfaith partners say that they brought up religion on the second or third date because they knew that if they couldn't get through the negotiations of their religious future, it would be a "deal breaker." Others say that they waited until the crisis was upon them, doing their best to avoid the painful, emotional talks that are usually required to work through religious differences.
There you have it: Don't marry an unbeliever—that is, someone who doesn't share the basics of Christian doctrine and practice.
But yes, avoiding being "unequally yoked" is an excellent biblical principle. Paul advised the Christians at Corinth to avoid entering significant relationships, such as marriage, with unbelievers.
I've listened as excited couples wonder at their good fortune in finding their soul mates.
I've watched them look into each other's eyes with the knowing stare that says, if this is all I ever have, it will be enough.