Hello! I've not posted before, but would greatly appreciate some feeback on a relationship issue that has become disconcerting. I'm 31 and Christian. I'm dating a 23 year old girl who used to be Christian, but is now agnostic due to some past experiences. We've been dating about 5 months now and she recently asked me where things are going. I told her I want to make a commitment, but her agnosticism is holding me back. I told her I want to marry a Christian woman who will go to church with me because of her own genuine, personal religous convictions; I want my children to be raised to be Christian. In essence, I told her her I didn't think I could commit unless she became Christian. That may not have been the right thing to say, but I was trying to be honest about my feelings. She said she completely understands. Lately she has become distressed and feels like things probably will not work out between us. Now that I've set forth the background information, here are my questions: First, can a Christian date an agnostic? I know II Corinthians 6:14 reads, "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?" This verse is routinely cited in circumstances such as my own. However, I don't think Paul had dating in mind when writing this since most marriages were arranged in his day. Further, I don't think the girl I'm dating qualifies as wicked. Paul wrote his letter to the Corinthians because the Corinthian church had been infiltrated by false teachers who were challenging Pauls' integrity and authority. That said, it can certainly nevertheless be argued that dating an agnostic is unwise because of the risk her lack of faith will unduly influence your faith. It also poses a big potential problem with family life, should the dating lead to marriage. How can a child be raised as a Christian when one parent is agnostic? Even if the agnostic agrees to go to church, at some point the children will realize the agnostic parent's views and it may undermine the children's convictions. Does anyone know a Christian who married an agnostic and did not have these problems? If so, do you know how they made it work? Second, do you think it's possible to date an agnostic while trying to lead her to Christ? Third, if the relationship fails, how can I minimize the chance that she will be turned off from Christianity as a result. I want to see her become a Christian whether we date or not. And I certainly don't want to be the cause of someone being turned away from Christianity more than they already are. Any advice on these issues would be greatly appreciated!