January-February 2020 – According to Teleios Research, 51% of young adults and millennials believe a Christian should never become romantically involved with a non-believer. Released in late September 2019, the study summarized findings from 1,818 Christian adults under the age of 35 on their attitudes toward dating and the biblical purpose of marriage.
A majority of those surveyed said marriage to an unbeliever is “not likely to fulfill God’s will in marriage,” while 69% viewed the purpose of marriage as a representation of the relationship between Christ and the church.
“The primary goal of Christian marriage is to attract unbelievers to the gospel,” said Dr. William C. Stewart, co-founder of Teleios. “This is not possible by dating or marrying an unbeliever. Such relationships result in a negative, or at a minimum, an unfulfilling outcome.”