Online dating from a christian perspective
The problem is, you cannot tell the difference at first.If we caution our teenagers, children, and young women to stay away from strangers they meet on line, does it then make sense to turn around and encourage them to do just that—meet strangers online? I have read the news stories of girls going missing after meeting up with men they met online.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says that 1 in 5 children are sexually solicited online.
Fears of cheating, dishonesty, and vulnerability begin to creep into the picture. With the rise of social media and technology-driven interactions, I get a lot of questions concerning the topic of online dating relationships.
Insecurities, worries, and doubts begin filling the imagination; paranoia that you’re being played like an episode of . Additionally, there is a trend in the Christian culture that says trying to find love online is somehow not “waiting on God”, but often, this philosophy comes with a double-standard.
We discovered we had overlapping circles of friends on Facebook and through ministry connections. (And an uncommonly successful one, if I may say so.
We spent focused time together one-on-one, and also in groups of friends and family. We were married six months and four days after we met in person.) My wife was matched to me the day after she joined e Harmony, so she spent less than a month as a member of the online dating community. I spent a year and a half experiencing crushing online dating defeats before meeting my wife.
We get dolled up and put on our best behavior to hopefully win an engagement proposal.