Researching marriage between a Christian and a non-believer

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Simon Pleasants | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 23 2015 3:03 AM

I'm writing an article on the relatively common occurrence of Japanese Christian women marrying non-believers and I want to find out what the Bible says on marriage between a Christian and a non-believer. Besides looking up commentaries on relevant passages in the Bible, how can I search my library for resources on the topic? Also, does anyone know of any Logos resources that broach the issue?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2015 3:42 AM

Simon Pleasants:
ow can I search my library for resources on the topic?

This could be a starting point

I will return articles where either of the words "unbeliever" or "non-believer" appear near the word "marriage"

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2015 4:44 AM

I too was thinking along the same lines as Graham except I found an everything search to bring back too many results. Of course a large percentage of those results are from commentaries on 1 Corinthians 7 that specifically addresses the issue of believers marrying unbelievers.

To limit my search I just search for books that I had tagged "marriage". See the results below.

I'm not sure if you have tagged your books but if you have not you could search "community tags" as I have done in the search below which gave me the results of my library using the tags others have made. I found that there were 89 Logos users that had tagged books "marriage".

On a personal note I very much feel for the situation you describe about Christian Japanese women marrying unbelievers. My sister was a missionary in Japan for 38 years and often spoke of the pressures that Christian Japanese women face where the average Japanese church has many more women than men. All the best in writing your article.

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Simon Pleasants | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2015 5:06 AM

Thanks very much, Graham and Bruce. I tried your suggestions and was able to locate some helpful resources for the article.

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