Sharing the same core beliefs on issues such as child-rearing, finance management, denominational and doctrinal issues, and many other topics can build a great foundation for marriage.
Reading books together on those topics can encourage discussion on the issues, and if there are differences of opinion, it's best to find those out and work upon agreement before making the marriage vows.
Emotional boundaries can be difficult to establish.
Cultivating and maintaining emotional intimacy is often a journey and not a destination.
It takes effort and practice to continually share our inner thoughts and feelings with another person and praying together is one of the best ways to do this.
and instead follow Him by being selfless, loving, merciful, etc.
Dating and marrying another believer provides a close companion to hold us accountable for our thoughts and behaviors to ensure we are honoring Christ.
The next benefit to dating and marrying other believers is recreational intimacy.
The longer couples are together, the more likely they begin doing activities alone or with others.
Marrying other believers also increases relationship satisfaction because it provides a common perspective on life events, how to treat others, and how to view the future.
Another benefit to shared spirituality within a romantic relationship is emotional intimacy.
When we are not, they can gently communicate their observation and encourage us to move towards godliness in that area.
As you can see, there is a plethora of reasons why God wants us to date and marry other Christians. Great articles re Christian dating & marriage I want to add one more restore the playful honest joy between soulmates just like children adults also wired to enjoy each other in genuine Christian relationships "this is the day the Lord has made we shall rejoice & be glad in it Psalm 1... I came that you might have life & have it more abundantly🤗Rev Jackie Intellectual intimacy is also a wonderful way to connect with a prospective spouse, and stay connected for years afterwards.
Since we live in a "melting pot" culture filled with people of various faiths, we often overlook the importance of having romantic relationships with other Christians.