At this point, involving our community seems potentially awkward, invasive, and complicated: Still, since God designed the church to function as a body (1 Corinthians 12), none of our relationships operate outside the scope of connections with other believers.
is one of those extreme reality shows with a premise so far-fetched you can hardly believe it’s “reality,” yet there’s something about it that compels you to watch.
As the title suggests, it features three couples who are matched by a panel of experts and agree to get married upon their initial meeting.
Powerful but ill-stricken business woman, Vilma Santos navigates her complicated relationship with her caregiver, Angel Locsin and her estranged son, Xian Lim in this story about acceptance, love and forgiveness.
Andi, an aspiring fashion designer, is trying to win back her first love slash ex-beau, Max, a surgeon.
Dating portals put the responsibility on the individual to do the searching and selecting.
This format is challenging because we’re on our own—outside the social context of meeting through friends and far from the conventions of community matchmaking or arranged marriages.
In previous centuries, the community’s professional matchmaker would help orchestrate relationships between young men and women; these days, the matchmaker—or steps back and lets them get to know each other as they decide whether to pursue marriage.
The couple is expected to keep their families, the community, and the matchmaker updated on the status of the relationship.
In his book , Timothy Keller describes how the cultural view of relationships has morphed over the years from being community-focused to individual-focused.