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Many want to know how they can go about getting to know someone and eventually getting married without getting hurt or compromising their faith.
(Though I do acknowledge that to some - whether Christian or not - the 'how' is more important than the 'why'.)So I applaud you for expressing your heartfelt concerns here, so straightforwardly and lovingly, and I wish you well with whatever eventuality comes your way.Joshua Harris, for instance, has promoted a model of courtship that harkens back to a model used broadly before modern dating evolved.People attempting to follow a courtship model within today's culture, however, often run into a lot of practical questions, such as, "What if her dad is unavailable or uninterested in being involved?I don't want a broken relationship; I want to know can a relationship between a Christian and non Christian work? I like the ideas of how Christians bring their children up and expressed this. Dean STEVE'S ANSWER:"We may not say that we have the answers.But I'm the sort of person who doesn't really believe what I can't see; I am willing to learn. Questions of how to conduct oneself as a Christian, or how to serve as a Christian, must be answered by life itself - the life of the individual in his direct responsible relationship to God."I ask these questions because you seem to describe the relationship from every one else's perspective other than your own.