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I’ve noticed that people tend to have a minor panic attack when they entertain the idea of a online dating.
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Just as God used the cultural components of ancient biblical days to guide people to finding love (dowries, arranged marriages, and the like), He uses our cultural context to work out his will in our lives today.
So let go of your apprehension about “not waiting on God” if that’s your hang up.
Insecurities, worries, and doubts begin filling the imagination; paranoia that you’re being played like an episode of . Additionally, there is a trend in the Christian culture that says trying to find love online is somehow not “waiting on God”, but often, this philosophy comes with a double-standard.
The very same people that would encourage you to pursue a job opportunity by surfing the net, or looking into colleges by way of the internet, might forbid you from using the online world as a means to finding love.
If you are in an online relationship with someone who makes excuses for bringing it into real life, than you are not in a real relationship.
Don’t get me wrong, I think online relationships need to be kept online until you’ve gotten to know someone and assessed their level of health to the best of your ability.
It’s as though “online” is code for “Dating someone who lives far away and is actually living a double life while I am over here clueless”. Or are you just setting yourself up for heart-break?
Fears of cheating, dishonesty, and vulnerability begin to creep into the picture. With the rise of social media and technology-driven interactions, I get a lot of questions concerning the topic of online dating relationships.
But as you enter the world of online dating, here are a few things you must always bring with you: 1.
Bring honesty: When it comes to online dating, there is an element of risk because of the ease and draw of re-creating one’s self.
If you’re going to use the internet as a way to meet others and put yourself out there- do yourself the favor of being honest.