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With dating sites becoming the norm, I think we should do ourselves a favor and dig into the topic of online dating (especially as we head into this month typically focused on romantic love). Tackling the topic of online dating is a little intimidating for me.

I have several really close friends that I greatly admire who stand on opposite sides of the spectrum on this issue.

Their passion is to help young women find God’s truth about beauty and womanhood and the freedom that comes from living a radically different life for Christ.

If I had to put a number to it, I’ve been asked out roughly 60 times in the last 7 years by about 40 men.

If you’ve ever thought about using online dating, I highly encourage you to think, pray, and weigh the pros and cons before ever getting online.

Don’t do it blindly or in a hurry because your friends encourage you to do it. If you’re motivated to start clicking because you’re wrestling with fear you will never get married, I’d encourage you to wait. It can help differentiate the intentional from the non-intentional.

As long as two people had a relationship with God and were virgins, there was no reasons why they couldn’t get married.

If my Christian influences weren’t willing to get real about relationships, where was I going to learn it?

But early in the year, our teachers removed the box because we asked too many questions on sex and they weren’t comfortable answering them.

With all of these different perspectives, we can’t help but wonder, should we consider online dating or not?

As a twenty-nine-year-old unmarried Christian woman, I’ve done my fair share of reading, praying, and thinking through how to best honor God in the area of romantic relationships.

Invest time reading God’s Word and ask Him to help you trust Him more in this area of your life. I’ve heard it said that online dating really helps narrow down the singles who are serious about marriage from the ones who aren’t. By going online, you will have many more potential options.

No longer are you just limited to the tiny pool of people you personally know, but you now have access to people all over the country and sometimes even the world.

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