Kathy Keller, co-author of The Meaning of Marriage, writes an insightful article about her experience counseling Christians who are considering marriage to a non-Christian. "An unequal marriage is not just unwise for the Christian," she writes, "it is also unfair to the non-Christian, and will end up being a trial for them both."
"If only I could pair those sadder and wiser women---and men---who have found themselves in unequal marriages (either by their own foolishness or due to one person finding Christ after the marriage had already occurred) with the blithely optimistic singles who are convinced that their passion and commitment will overcome all obstacles. Even the obstacle of bald disobedience need not apply to them. Only ten minutes of conversation---one minute if the person is really succinct--would be necessary. In the words of one woman who was married to a perfectly nice man who did not share her faith: "If you think you are lonely before you get married, it's nothing compared to how lonely you can be AFTER you are married!"
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