Online dating christian view

Whom you married wasn't even up to you most of the time.

Falling in love before you got married or engaged is a twentieth–century concept. In college, I had an older professor from Japan whose marriage had been arranged.

All they have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

This may be the biggest excuse men use for being lazy in relationships, much less finding one.

He made fun of modern dating, saying, "By the time you get married now, the fun is over.

In an arranged marriage, the fun starts after the wedding!

" (No, that wasn't a suggestion for you to set up an arranged marriage.) For the Hebrews and the early church, dating wasn't an issue to be addressed in Scripture. When the Bible was written, a person basically had one of three options: remaining single, an amoral life with multiple partners or prostitutes, or an arranged marriage.

There were courtship rituals in place, but nothing that looks like what we consider dating today.

Nowhere, however, does it say that God picked out a spunky brunette whom he's waiting to spring on you at the right moment. When it comes to God, I'm pretty careful about saying what he does or doesn't do.

But I do know this—if you rely on this idea too much, your dating life will get really confusing.

God may, in fact, have a spunky brunette in mind, and he's steering you toward her as you read this.

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