(Closed) Equally yoked?

posted 7 years ago in Christian
  • poll: Are you and your fiance' equally yoked?
    yes : (98 votes)
    64 %
    no : (56 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 19
    Member
    486 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m Christian and Fiance is not. It doesn’t matter to us at all. Our relationship is no different or less because of it. He is open-minded and I think that helps, but he isn’t religious whatsoever. His parents are Catholic so he was baptised…

    Post # 20
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    10650 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @sjs:  Ditto

    Darling Husband reads a decent amount of Dawkins.

    Post # 21
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    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    My Fiance doesn’t really have a “faith” so we are unevenly yoked for now. Who knows? He may come into my faith after I return to it after getting married. 

    Post # 23
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    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Yes, we are “equally yoked”.  I hate that term too, but yes, we are both believers.  

    @NaijaPuertoDorian:  And everything you said.

    Post # 24
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    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We are equally yolked, I wouldn’t want to marry him or share my life and future with him if we weren’t. It’s something that was very important to me.

    Post # 26
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    4505 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @ChefDori:  Isn’t there also a passage in the Bibke that says something to the effect of non-believing husbands being saved through the faith of their believing wives? I’ve paraphrased this horribly, but I’m quite certain this idea is in there. 

    My point is that I would never say that Christians must marry other Christians because the Bible says so. God loves us all. I don’t pretend to have any kind of answers beyond that.

    (DH and I are both Christian, yes.)

    Post # 27
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    7642 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @stillme:  That passage (in 1 Corinthians 7 I believe) I’m pretty sure speaks of the case where one is converted after marriage. Paul is saying not to divorce over this. Later in that passage he says a widow is free to marry, “but he must belong to the Lord”.

    There are plenty worse things you can do than marry a non Christian, but still the Bible says to marry another Christian for a reason: your life outlook and goals would be very different.

    Post # 29
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    2109 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    We definitely are equally yoked. It’s very important to both of us, and I don’t think we would have even dated if we weren’t on the same page.

    Post # 30
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    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My Fiance and I are equally yoked. 🙂 Not only is it commanded in the Bible, but it also adds such a level of closeness to our relationship because we can relate spiritually. I’ve heard a sermon on the concept of equally yoked before. The illustration was given of two oxen plowing a field, which is obviously what the verse is referring to. If they are both focusing on something different (unequally yoked), then they won’t plow the field – they’ll each be pulling a different way. In the same way, a couple who is unequally yoked is not united in their focus on God so they won’t become all that God intended. It really helped me understand the concept of equally/unequally yoked in a deeper way. 🙂

    Post # 31
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    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My Fiance is Muslim and I am Christian.  We are both believers and that to me is equal enough!

     

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