What are our chances of building a relationship that will go the distance? When it comes to choosing a marriage partner, people often react simply on the basis of emotions.Many times they don't give any real consideration to the long-range ramifications of that decision.If she’s a Christian of the vein of “If you don’t accept Jesus as your personal savior, you’ll burn in hell forever” and you are a “Christians are morons”, then not so much. But she’s a “soft” Catholic, and I’m a “soft” non-believer.
And the reasons play a big part in whether you have any chance of getting back together.
Like the oxen pulling in different directions, a couple who doesn't share a Godly foundation will clash and experience conflict.
Perhaps you're not convinced yet, and you wonder, Even well-meaning Christians can fall into the trap of marrying non-believers.
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.