When you and your spouse are “unequally yoked”

Beth Caplin – when partners are “unequally yolked”

Sarahbeth Caplin


When we first starting dating, Josh and I were mutually burned out by “Cru Culture” – the branch of Campus Crusade for Christ we were both part of that was highly legalistic and overly concerned with outward appearances. Despite our different backgrounds — he grew up Church of Christ, and I grew up Jewish — we were more or less on the same spiritual footing at that point.

Fast forward a few years, and I’m burned out from a year at seminary, about to embark on a treacherous road of spiritual deconstruction. Everything I thought I believed was being dismantled; I wasn’t sure what I believed anymore, and had no idea where I might land. The non-denominational mega-church that we once called “ours” was suddenly too triggering for me. I would sit in the lobby while Josh went inside the sanctuary on Sundays.

What ended up saving my faith was…

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