Are dating sites biblical
Cacioppo and others for the National Academy of the Sciences.
They conducted a recent study showing that marriages that began online were slightly less likely to end in divorce and were “associated with slightly higher marital satisfaction” than marriages that began offline.
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.
There are also great Christian ministries (that I highly respect) who hold very different views.
One couple I recently read about even exchanged their vows via the web.
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 had multiple conversations and have read many blogs and articles about online dating. Online dating gives the users the chance to put their best foot forward and keep the ugly in the background. Online dating has the potential to be used because of a lack of trust in God.
I’ve decided to boil all of that information down into this one teeny tiny blog post. Going online requires you to fork over a bunch of personal information (that’s how they make the matches). It can be difficult to know the true beliefs, convictions, and character of the guys you meet. A lack of trust that God is the Creator and hold the hearts of Kings in His hands. God is working in your life and giving you opportunities to grow and become more like Jesus. God has tons of work (the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few) and singles are a great set of people to focus on that Kingdom work.