Can a Christain be married to an unbeliever?

Austria
January 27, 2007 1:30pm CST
I know the bible teaches that the believer is not to be unequally yoked together with the unbeliever.What if a believer did marry an unbeliever? Will the marriage be binding in the sight of God or should the believer be instructed he shoud put away the unbeliever and be free to marry a believer?
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• United States
29 Jan 07
It may be very difficult to maarry an unbeliever, but it could be done. There will always be the need to convert the unbelieving spouse to Christianity. It would be very hard if a Christian married a muslim, a jew or even a buddist. These beliefs are so different that I don not believe you could make it work.
• Austria
30 Jan 07
good point you are just thinking like me
@fady83 (617)
• Egypt
27 Jan 07
i think we should move as our bible say
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• Austria
30 Jan 07
that is actually what I wanted to hear because people seems not to understand my question
• United States
27 Jan 07
I don't think it's a good idea to marry someone whose religious beliefs are very different from yours. I am agnostic and when I was dating I would not date people who were religious because I feel that it would become a problem at some point in the future. There may be instances whwere relationships like this could work, but I need the person I am with to have beliefs and values that are similar to mine.
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@rlshaw (872)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I think the marriage would be ok as long as the none believer respected the rights of the believer to believe and support them and tried to understand their beliefs and allowed them to still practice their religion.
• Austria
30 Jan 07
In other to be a believer I think there are certain things you need to do. how do you think a thing like this would work?
@shana123 (2096)
• India
27 Jan 07
i dont think so!!! you can marry an unbeliever but keep in mind to pray for your partner(unbeliever) God wiLL SURELY hear your prayers and will change your unbelieving husband to a believer!!! see im a believer of JESUS but not a christian surely will marry a person whom my parent shows me,even if je is an unbeliever i should marry him!!!! I TRUST JESUS that my partner will touched by HIM and will be made as BELIEVER OF JESUS!!!:-)
• Austria
30 Jan 07
If you are christain how is that going to work? it therefore means you will not have a church marraige automatically you are also an unbeliever
• India
27 Jan 07
OF COURSE Y CNT A BELIVER MARRY AN UNBELIVER...MARRIAGE IS ALL ABOUT LOVE AND NOTHING ELSE...IT DSNT MARRY IF ITS A BELIVER OR UNBELIVER...N GOD TOO BELIVE IN TRUE LOVE SO HOW CAN HE KEEP AWAY TWO TRUE LOVER JUST IN THE NAME OF BELIVE N UN BELIVER....
• Austria
27 Jan 07
well the question here is marriage will you be accepted in a christain home if you are an unbeliever I think that is what matters here not the question of love
@mizrak07 (557)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
Union of two persons who have different religious directions and mindsets is like mixing oil with water, it's difficult. It's often unavoidable for ideas to clash thus creating tension between the relationship. My friend who is married to a man with a different faith has experienced problems even with the baptismal of their child. The marital problems were only resolved when finally she gave up and let herself be "converted" to her husband's religion. Converted not in the sense that she willingly joined the group but just followed what her husband told her to do, such as allowing their child to be baptized under his religion, and going to the church where he is a member.
@kabella50 (309)
• United States
27 Jan 07
marrying an unbeliever is not going against God or any laws,it's something to benefit you.Having the same beliefs help keep a marriage strong.with different views on spiritual things,trouble or arguments could arise and cause separation especially when it comes to the kids.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
27 Jan 07
It is often difficult and makes the marriage harder also but I guess it can be done. There should be much thought put into the marriage and the relationship before marriage though. It would really be hard for the kids.