Over the weekend, I discovered perhaps the strangest new addition to the Christian dating cadre: Reformed
The site is designed exclusively for Christians who adhere to the Calvinist tradition, a theological system that focuses on human depravity, God’s sovereignty, and the idea that God has already chosen the select few who will be saved.
The selection proves again that while the Lord may “looketh at the heart,” His people are still very much interested in outward appearances.
Their profile pictures are surprisingly provocative—low cut shirts, exposed shoulders, skin-tight pants, pouty lips.
It is now deemed the fastest growing online community for Christians.
But it is only one of many online dating sites for the mate-less faithful.
She also described spiritual abuse by a pastor who labeled single women as a “scourge on the church.” This makes me sick.
Many contemporary churches don’t seem to have a place for older people, especially the very old.
Online dating doesn't correct the well-documented imbalance of devout Christian women (abundant supply) to like-hearted men (a paucity), but it at least widens the net for Christians seeking partners.
It would be foolish, however, to preserve the dating practices of an earlier era, even as an attempt to avoid these dangers. Like work, house construction, and child-rearing, dating is a cultural practice that humans reinvent and adapt to different ...
Apart from a few Scriptures dealing with sexual immorality, purity, and guarding oneself against evil, which can be applied to pretty much every area of our lives, including that of dating, the Bible is silent.
Given the guidelines that the Bible does provide us concerning what God expects in our everyday Christian living, we are responsible before Him to govern ourselves, individually, in this area of dating.