In their view, the seemingly endless lists of online profiles creates a superficial consumer mentality that undermines the sacrificial nature of Christ-centered love.
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.
There’s a temptation when meeting online to keeping it there because it’s so “safe.” You can share at a heart-level, showing only the best of yourself and hiding what’s not as flattering.
For others, it may involve signing up to an online dating site and seeing if God uses that.Focus’ online community for young adults, Boundless, seeks to help singles navigate these issues.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.My husband and I know of various other Christian couples who met online and are now married.Common to all of us was that we transitioned from the online world to the “real world” as soon as we could.