” I say that the biblical issue here is not how you meet, but whom you marry. Let’s just get this clear and then I will circle around to the other.
A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives, but if her husband dies she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. So biblically the bottom line for the follower of Christ is: Will you marry only a believer.
You can meet someone who shares your passion for God’s word and His love - you just have to look in the right place.
And, for many Americans, that right place is online, with dating sites like Elite Singles.
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While this sounds like a lot, many American Christians are not particularly active in their church communities. This may be a small matter for some but, for Christian singles who want a faith-filled partnership it's a vital difference, adding to the challenge of finding a partner who you trust shares the same values.
In fact, the research also pointed out that the amount of Americans attending church regularly has dropped somewhat in the last years. More and more Christian singles are joining dating websites to find a spiritually supportive partnership. This difficulty is enhanced by the fact that not all church-going Americans are suitable date material: in truth, many of those who do attend church are already in relationships, married or in significantly different age brackets.
Add your profile The quickest way to find a date is to add yourself to the Christian database.- Janelle Paris, social anthropologist at Messiah College Indeed, a surprisingly large percentage of Christian singles are turning to the internet to find a long-term, spiritually-connected partner.Below is a list of all religious dating sites that have been reviewed by our members and team.So a Christian is not free to marry outside the Lord. And what saddens me, Tony, is how many believers get so entangled emotionally with unbelievers that they either throw away their convictions or they stand on their head to see the other person as a believer when he is not. A mature believer will want his or her spouse not just to profess some kind of creed or be willing to go to church.Are you one of the 70% of Americans who identify as Christian?John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.