I really needed his presence, and he totally came and met me.”Put a ring on it, right?

Actually, what this woman described is a pretty common occurrence in evangelical circles like the one I grew up in — circles where dating is rare and sexual purity is paramount.

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“I knew I just needed some time to soak in his love, so I took my Bible down to the park by the beach and watched the sunset,” she said.

“He was speaking to me so clearly then, just telling me that he loved me, and that he made all of this for me, that I was beautiful…

In this sense, an evangelical Christian is a believer who holds to the inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Scripture, the Trinity, the deity of Christ, and salvation by grace through faith alone.

However, none of these definitions are inherent in the description "evangelical Christian." In reality, all Christians should be evangelical Christians. There is no doubt that holding to the fundamentals of the Bible will result in a certain worldview and, yes, political belief.

For some, the term evangelical Christian is equivalent to “right-wing, fundamentalist Republican.” For others, "evangelical Christian" is a title used to differentiate an individual from a Catholic Christian or an Orthodox Christian.

Others use the term to indicate adherence to the fundamental doctrines of Christianity.

Hence, an unsaved spouse probably will, at least, severely hurt you spiritually, if not destroy your salvation.

I personally know people who have made this tragic mistake and have suffered incredibly in many ways, especially spiritually.

The Bible is consistently instructing us to be witnesses of the good news (Matthew -20; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; 1 Peter ). However, there is nothing about being an evangelical that demands a certain political party or affiliation.