God and online dating
While some Christian singles believe that looking for love online is not in accordance with the teachings of Christ, others argue that online dating is just another tool God uses in order to join two people. First of all, the Bible doesn’t tell us how to meet and date our future spouses, but speaks of the importance of choosing the right partner:‘’Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.
For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? ’’ (2 Corinthians )Christians singles should never settle for a partner who is a non-believer, or who agrees to go to church on some occasions.
I’ve heard several people who’ve used online dating say that it requires a lot of time to create a profile, keep up with emails, and get to know the different potentials. Going online requires you to fork over a bunch of personal information.
Before you create your online dating profile, consider whether you have that time to spend at this stage of your life. (That’s how they make the matches.) I’ve read in several places that many online dating sites aren’t totally secure, making it somewhat easy for hackers to get into your account and access your info. Online dating gives the users the chance to put their best foot forward and keep the ugly in the back.
Omnipresent and perfectly sovereign over our lives, God uses modern technology to bring people together.
Having in mind that many people are limited to the people they meet because of a number of factors, including their job, the place where they live, and the activities they enjoy, it can be really difficult to meet single Christians.
Of course, things were much easier in the Bible times when families helped young people meet and get engaged.
Times have changed, and young women and men nowadays have a hard time in finding the ideal partner.
Many believe that this helps narrow down the options and gives a better chance of relationship success.With all of these different perspectives, we can’t help but wonder, should we consider online dating or not?As a twenty-nine-year-old unmarried Christian woman, I’ve done my fair share of reading, praying, and thinking through how to best honor God in the area of romantic relationships.Invest time reading God’s Word and ask Him to help you trust Him more in this area of your life. By going online, you will have many more potential options.No longer are you just limited to the tiny pool of people you personally know, but you now have access to people all over the country and sometimes even the world.