I meet far more of these people outside of the church, so it does make it difficult.Ideally, I'd love to be with a Christian, I think that it's right by God, but it's exceptionally tough.''I really don't want to be single, but I also know I don't want to marry a non-Christian. He encouraged me to go back to church and spend time with Christian friends because he knew it would help me. I just am happy with my decision, and believe that it is not a sin and God will bless my marriage and aid me through the difficulties. I am a Christian woman; I love Jesus and my heart follows Him. I always said I wouldn’t date non-Christians, but he caught me when I was slipping in my faith due to problems with my mum’s mental health.They point out that character is more important and that there is no guarantee of good relationships just because of marrying a Christian.But again they report a lack of support by churches should they decide to do so – even in helping to create the possibility of conversion.
In particular there is real pain in living with the decision not to marry rather than marry a non-Christian that results in them not having children.
I have given a few close friends permission to hold me accountable on this and to give me a very hard time if they see me slip.''Have met some lovely caring men along the way but they did not share my faith and conversely some Christian men who shared my faith but who I did not love.
If you have integrity and remain faithful to yourself/God you are left waiting, lonely and completely unfulfilled as a woman, if not a Christian.''Right now, I am looking to marry a Christian.
They say that there is little support for them in obedience to their faith in their received teaching.
With the gender imbalance, some look to marrying non-Christians in order to have love and family.