They point to their neighbor/sister/uncle/friend that met his/her spouse online and is enjoying a healthy, happy marriage. Sometimes things are less about what we do than about the heart we do it with.
More often than not, the Bible offers general principles over specifics.
Let your friends and/or family know what you’re doing.
When my husband and I first met in person, I had someone I trusted (an older male) come with me and help me make sure this “virtual guy” was legit.
For some in the Boundless community, this may lead them to trust God to bring a spouse through church, work, or a blind date set up through mutual friends.
For others, it may involve signing up to an online dating site and seeing if God uses that.
God used online dating to get us together, but, like couples who meet in a more conventional manner, we had to pray, trust and obey throughout every step of the dating and engagement journey. It's NOT safe to follow the example of those men and women who went against God's principles.
We’ve now been married for four-and-a-half years and we have two precious kids. That's one of the cool things about scripture - it doesn't gloss over man's poor choices and the tragic results. [email protected], For it's time Isaac and Rebekah was pretty orthodox.
We can then take these big ideas and apply them to our everyday lives and the choices we make.
But that process requires wisdom, discernment and guidance.
Focus’ online community for young adults, Boundless, seeks to help singles navigate these issues.