The picture of two oxen bound (or yoked) together is often used to explain this Scripture. Otherwise, they will fight with one another and experience exhaustion.The same is true of two people who marry but don't share a common faith.I see people from different religions struggling with what to teach their kids, what to say about God and what to teach about God.I see the impact of a non-Christian partner’s actions and attitudes towards life, others, church, and Christianity has on their children and on their spouse.He discouraged them from being in an unequal partnership with unbelievers because believers and unbelievers are opposites, just as light and darkness are opposites.They simply have nothing in common, just as Christ has nothing in common with “Belial,” a Hebrew word meaning “worthlessness” (verse 15). The idea is that the pagan, wicked, unbelieving world is governed by the principles of Satan and that Christians should be separate from that wicked world, just as Christ was separate from all the methods, purposes, and plans of Satan.
If your mortgage would consume 40 to 50% of your income, that’s a foolish risk.One of the most popular quotes from The Sacred Search, a line that has been retweeted many times, is “If I’m going to make myself extremely vulnerable to someone, I want that person to be ruled by the Holy Spirit.” The farther you walk into dating, the more intimate it becomes. They learn things about you—where you live, what you like to do, where you are likely to show up.That’s good, and that’s potentially bad, because the more someone understands how to love you, the more they understand how to hurt you. It’s perfectly healthy to forgive, but it’s not OK to be unwise. When it comes to making up, don’t misunderstand me.