The other side counters that online dating is merely a tool God can use to bring two people together – users don't place their faith in the matchmaking site, but in the Lord. Like many things, online dating isn't inherently evil or good. More often than not, the Bible offers general principles over specifics.They point to their neighbor/sister/uncle/friend that met his/her spouse online and is enjoying a healthy, happy marriage. We can then take these big ideas and apply them to our everyday lives and the choices we make. If you are dating someone who doesn’t have a personal relationship with Christ, you are playing with fire. Don’t let the relationship progress to a physical point and then hope you can cut it off later. You need all the help you can get in today’s world. Do you depend on Him to meet your needs of love and security? If you can’t stand the person but have a great physical relationship, rethink the relationship. If one person is uncomfortable with any type of physical expression, don’t do it. Don’t push a date to do anything that makes him/her feel uncomfortable.
Focus' online community for young adults, Boundless, seeks to help singles navigate these issues.
"At this point, I'm happily resigned to not ask a girl out at church ever again."This was one of the first statements I heard from the group of four Christian men I interviewed last week—and we'll just call them Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
They all attend Bel Air Presbyterian Church, and range in age from 28 to 40 years old.
Through Boundless, Focus encourages intentional living and offers resources that motivate young adults to know their worth in Christ as individuals and to be open to the opportunities God may have for them.
For some in the Boundless community, this may lead them to trust God to bring a spouse through church, work, or a blind date set up through mutual friends.
Getting to Know Her Becoming Involved in Her Faith Building the Relationship Community Q&A Religious beliefs are of the utmost importance to many people and set a standard for the values one should live in accordance with—this is just as true when it comes to dating.