Should christians use christian dating online
So go ahead and get to know someone online, but don’t take things too seriously until you come face to face with the reality of who they actually are. Bring it into real life: Online is a great place to start a relationship, but it’s NOT a great place to maintain a relationship.
If you’ve been getting to know someone for months at a time but haven’t met or interacted face to face- then there is a good chance that something is not as it should be.
At some point, a real relationship needs to mature within the context of real life- where physical appearance is clear, emotional temperament can’t be hidden, and habits and personality come to life.
If you are in an online relationship with someone who makes excuses for bringing it into real life, than you are not in a real relationship.
With that in mind, always use caution and discernment by meeting in public places or in groups of friends for the first series of face-to-face interactions.
As with anything in life, it’s not necessarily what we do- but HOW we do it that is a measure of our intimacy and relationship with God.
Don’t get me wrong, I think online relationships need to be kept online until you’ve gotten to know someone and assessed their level of health to the best of your ability.
When it came time for Jacob to find a wife, where did he go?
Remember that things are not as they seem to be- but rather, as they actually are.
Don’t believe the claims of others to be tall, dark and handsome, a follower of Christ, or a gentleman and a scholar- until you see those things actually played out in their life.
I’ve noticed that people tend to have a minor panic attack when they entertain the idea of a online dating.
It’s as though “online” is code for “Dating someone who lives far away and is actually living a double life while I am over here clueless”. Or are you just setting yourself up for heart-break?