I am grateful.” A little under 8 percent of those who responded noted that they had met their spouse through an online dating website — using either a Christian or secular dating website.A few respondents explained why online dating can work.In both cases they met men to whom they eventually became engaged and then married.
But when 30 hit, let’s just say God and me were in a fight.
You go to youth group, you love Jesus, you meet someone, you graduate high school, you get married, and as the fairy tales say, “You live happily ever after.” When I was 19 I was ready. At 27, I understood and accepted that God was using the last few years to prepare me for marriage.
Or mentioning their far-off distant relative who they thought might still be single (which they never were), and who they could maybe one day set me up with (which they never did).
It became hard to find peace between the God that I loved and this aching, unmet desire to find a companion. It felt like God wasn’t listening, and I was discouraged that my life seemed stuck in a pit of hopelessness with no sign of movement anytime soon.
On Tinder, a person’s picture appears, and if it is easy on the eyes (as my papaw says and as Laban’s daughter Rachel is described (Genesis )) you swipe right.
If this person is not to your liking, you swipe left.Roughly a quarter of those who responded to the survey mentioned that they knew an individual who married someone they met on a dating website.One NAE member said, “Two of my three children utilized Christian dating websites.There seemed to be 10 girls for every single available guy in church.Then there was the pressure of every person I knew asking about my relationship status every time I saw them.I never would have considered dating a non-Christian. In fact, “loves God and puts Him first” was always on the top of the list of what I was looking for. It started as impatience, but it soon developed into a rampaging beast of unbelief, doubt, and worst of all, hopelessness.