God and online dating
With dating sites becoming the norm, I think we should do ourselves a favor and dig into the topic of online dating (especially as we head into this month typically focused on romantic love). Tackling the topic of online dating is a little intimidating for me.I have several really close friends that I greatly admire who stand on opposite sides of the spectrum on this issue.No, devout Christians are looking for a Christian marriage in which the wife submits to the husband as to the Lord.The husband should be the head of the wife, just like Christ is the head of the Church, and he should love his wife as Christ gave himself to the Church.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.
Many believe that this helps narrow down the options and gives a better chance of relationship success.Let me start by sharing my personal online dating “status” with you. I want to trust wholeheartedly that God will guide me in the direction He wants me to go through His Word and the wise people around me.I don’t want to try and take control or make something happen on my own. However, I don’t see anything in the Bible forbidding online dating. When it comes to online dating, you have to weigh your own pros and cons with the Bible as your guide.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.