Christian dating on internet
Though I’m not advocating for extreme uses of the internet and social media such as the aforementioned, I am saying that times have changed- and it’s okay for Christians to keep up!Just as God used the cultural components of ancient biblical days to guide people to finding love (dowries, arranged marriages, and the like), He uses our cultural context to work out his will in our lives today.Remember that things are not as they seem to be- but rather, as they actually are.
Online dating can be done in a God-honoring way if it’s wrapped with wisdom, honesty, and discernment- and then brought into the context of real life. Have a relationship question you’d like me to answer? (Limited number) Debra Fileta is a Professional Counselor, speaker, and author of the book True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life, where she writes candidly about dating, relationships, and how to find true love.
The very same people that would encourage you to pursue a job opportunity by surfing the net, or looking into colleges by way of the internet, might forbid you from using the online world as a means to finding love.
Statistics show that almost 1/3 of couples getting married in this generation have met their significant other by way of the internet.
Bring honesty: When it comes to online dating, there is an element of risk because of the ease and draw of re-creating one’s self.
Behind the screen of a computer, you can be anyone you want to be.
Hopefully, people don’t just want my opinion on anything, but rather want to know what the Bible says on the issue.