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Old 11-22-2016, 10:37 AM   #8
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Default Re: Question for Christian Former LC Members

Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Thanks for the replies. Should I not even be fellowshipping with them at all?
As some others have already posted, you may very well run up against a longstanding Local Church tradition of only dating/courting someone who is a regular attendee. In the distant past, and maybe still true today in many areas, serious relationships with non Local Church members was considered to be "unequally yoked" (even though the other party is a Christian), and such relationships were met with extreme disapproval, and in some cases, even discipline of some sort.

I like the idea of speaking with and getting advise/input from her parents. Then if that goes well, maybe bringing in one particular elder into the mix. Of course this all may be putting the cart way ahead of the horse - maybe a couple of dates together before any of this is in order. Just because you're attracted to each other does not guaranty that you know each other well enough to go forward with anything.

Finally -PRAY. PRAY. PRAY. Also dive into and let the Word of God influence your heart and mind in this matter. After all, you need to get advise and approval from the One who really matters. He is the ultimate matchmaker. "What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Now Unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy (Jude 24)
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