Dating tips for christian singles
Pro: There are great people online (I have found them, know them, and am one of them).
Pro: For someone immersed in a career or ministry, online dating can open up opportunities that normally would not exist. There is no “Well, I plan on dating someone for six years while I finish my Star Wars collection (sorry, guys), master the art of cooking Ramen, and move out of my mom’s basement; then, maybe I will consider marriage.” For the most part, the people on dating sites want to be married—soon. However, for every good, godly guy online, there is a bad one.
I’d like to offer some practical advice to those who are single, based on Paul’s advice in 1 Corinthians 7.
He was writing to a church in a pagan, sex-saturated society.
Think of it as “Stop, wait for the walk sign, look both ways, make eye contact with drivers, listen’ for the cyber street. It is much easier to make unwise decisions when you are making them rashly. If you do not have peace or, if at any point this becomes an obsession, stop. One of the men was matched repeatedly with his friends in the singles group.
He would e-mail them, “Well, that was awkward.” Then, he would block the profile. If you are seriously considering marriage, it makes no point to lie.
An owl in a nearby tree awoke and in a low voice said, “Who-oo!
Choosing to date online means navigating a world full of predators, knuckleheads, and potential marriage partners.
This brings us to the biggest con of online anything: The bad guys lie.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says that 1 in 5 children are sexually solicited online.
Many in that culture thought that satisfaction in life comes through gratifying sensual lusts.
There were problems with immorality even among the members of the Corinthian church.