Firstly, Paul makes it clear that it is not an option for a Christian to marry an unbeliever as this would lead us to make compromises in our beliefs and morals as well as debilitate our relationship with Christ. This clearly would not be helpful for a believer trying to develop a Christ-like relationship. He uses contrasts such as light and dark to express how the couple would be working against each other rather than in harmony with one another. As he states, ‘Do not’, it shows how this is something which should be avoided and steered clear of as it will not help in our walk with God. Considering this, Paul underlines how imperative it is to place God at the centre by having an intimate relationship with another believer. This is an ideal picture of a Christian relationship which will not hinder your walk with Christ but strengthen and encourage you in your faith. Paul uses the term ‘sexual immorality’ which is basically an umbrella term for any sexual acts outside of marriage. This includes: premarital sex, adultery, fornication, lust etc. He warns us to flee from this as we were not called by God to be impure, but to live a holy life (1 Thessalonians 4:7). This is important as God wants us to glorify Him in every way and not be hindered by worldly things. Excerpt from Christine Emolene’s Book ‘God, Love and Relationships’.