A podcast listener named Nathan writes in to ask: “Is online Christian dating a good way to meet a future spouse if you don’t meet anyone through your church family?
” I say that the biblical issue here is not how you meet, but whom you marry. Let’s just get this clear and then I will circle around to the other.
A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives, but if her husband dies she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. So biblically the bottom line for the follower of Christ is: Will you marry only a believer.
So a Christian is not free to marry outside the Lord. And what saddens me, Tony, is how many believers get so entangled emotionally with unbelievers that they either throw away their convictions or they stand on their head to see the other person as a believer when he is not. A mature believer will want his or her spouse not just to profess some kind of creed or be willing to go to church.
"We met for a sandwich near our offices for our first date. Lovestruck - 'so in love with someone that it is difficult to behave as usual or even think of anything else except the person you love.' We all want to fall in love, but these days it's just not that easy.
I’d always been attracted to mavericks, handsome men, who – after a year or so – made it clear they had no intention of settling down.Profile validation Our free profile verification service helps us confirm that Members are single, professional and local by checking their various social media IDs on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook.You'll receive a higher level of interest and a more open level of communication with a verified status – resulting in more dates!For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally.