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.I’ve noticed that people tend to have a minor panic attack when they entertain the idea of a online dating.It’s as though “online” is code for “Dating someone who lives far away and is actually living a double life while I am over here clueless”. Or are you just setting yourself up for heart-break?There are also great Christian ministries (that I highly respect) who hold very different views.On one hand there’s Leslie Ludy who is totally against it and on the other hand we have Boundless who is very much in favor of it.
Hopefully, people don’t just want my opinion on anything, but rather want to know what the Bible says on the issue.
I’ve never used online dating in my past, and personally have no current plans of using it in the future. If you are fully striving to trust in Him, rely on Him, and rest in Him, then I think the answer to your online dating question will become quite clear.
I’ve talked through, thought through, and prayed through this topic and I don’t believe it’s the path for me. If you’ve ever thought about using online dating, I highly encourage you to think, pray, and weigh the pros and cons before ever getting online. I’ve heard several people (who’ve used online dating) say that online dating requires a lot of time. Just remember that God is bigger, mightier, and more amazing than you could ever imagine.
We are marrying later, marrying less, and those marriages are failing more often.
WE ARE DOING SOMETHING WRONG (fact) and I believe it has to do with how we date. It’s no secret that in biblical times, our example was arranged marriages.