Game dating websites
Wi-Fi, one of the greatest achievements in communications technology, should have made romance so much easier — more people, less driving, more access.Instead, it seems to have blurred the lines we needed, leaving us even more lonely and less likely to find wedded bliss.The yay-or-nay culture in online dating not only diminishes the value of a person; it also fortifies our walls of pride.
This does not mean that dating websites or apps are inherently bad, or that godly people may not find their godly spouse through them, but it does mean dating online is inherently dangerous.
Who will deliver us from the gamification of our hearts — from this dating scene of death? We’re no longer condemned by the sins we’ve committed in relationships in the past — by the ways we have wittingly or unwittingly followed the course of this world (Ephesians 2:2) — and we’re not captive to the broken and prevailing dating trends of our day.
While the world plays games with sex, romance, and “commitment,” Christ frees us to quit playing and start dating differently — with selflessness and humility, with clarity and intentionality, with patience and sobriety, even if we choose to meet someone online.
If you’re wandering out into the crossfire in your own search for marriage, are you awake to the pitfalls?
For all its many weaknesses and perils, old-fashioned courtship did prevent the pursuit of marriage from becoming a playground for digital likes, swipes, and winks.