Monday, October 22, 2007

2 Corinthians 6:14

Do Not Be Yoked With Unbelievers
14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

I have a girlfriend in Oregon who has been married for quite a few years. She was raised in church and has attended / volunteered every since. She married her husband quite a few years back even though he wasn't a Christ follower.

I can't tell you the stress it has brought to her daily life. Who can she go to with parenting issues? Not her husband. He doesn't have the same values in life. When she does, it just causes a theological debate. Who can she ask for prayer? Not her husband. He doesn't pray and thinks those who do are wasting their time. Who can she serve with? Not her husband. He's too busy to have concern for others who are oppressed.

What kind of life / marriage is this? Not one we would purposely choose.....I would hope. She says she didn't think this far in advance. She didn't take into consideration all of the parts of her life that would be affected by being yoked with someone who doesn't have the same "work" ethic.

I think sometimes our minds get clouded by the idea of love that we easily forget about the lives that are affected by our choices.

1 comment:

Heather Stevens said...

Hey- I found your blog! Mine is
I'll see you at church on Saturday!