Born again online dating

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Back then, families helped young women and men meet and become engaged and often chose their children’s mates for them.

Today, while familial involvement is still the norm in many cultures, in many others, singles are more on their own to find a mate.

Internet dating is currently the most popular alternative way to meet singles.

There are several Christian dating services as well as secular services that allow users to limit their searches to Christians.

Some singles don’t bother to look for a spouse, believing God will bring the person to them, while others are forever on a search for one, fearing they may miss him or her.

There should be a balance, as we remember that God is perfectly loving (Ephesians ; 1 John -18) and perfectly sovereign over every situation, desire, and need (Psalm 1; Romans -39).

Listen to your instincts and get away fast if you ever feel you are in any danger.

God uses our choices, other people, and sometimes even modern technology, to bring about marriages.

Before a Christian single considers any of the “newer” methods of finding a spouse like using a Christian dating service, it’s helpful to consider whether we may be engaging in any self-defeating behavior.

Is it possible we are being too picky, looking for the fairy-tale prince or princess, and by doing so, limiting the possibilities of what God may know is best for us and which we have not yet considered?

Are we not being picky enough, forgetting that God calls all Christians to marry only other Christians (2 Corinthians ), or are we considering someone who is stuck in a serious, life-altering sin that could endanger the marriage?

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