Because that takes God completely out of the equation and makes me, the overly-analytical-Type-A-planner-who-agonizes-over-decisions-big-and-small, accountable for something that would drive me literally insane if I thought that I had to be the one to orchestrate this element of my life.
And that’s where my frustration with online dating comes in.
I must admit, I’m a little nervous about writing this because I feel so vulnerable in sharing my heart on this subject. I know and interact with a large network of people, and yet, there’s just no one in that network I’m dating or interested in dating.
But, I think if I feel this way, then it’s likely that others do, too. I don’t really know if there is a reason why, other than the fact that The Lord is protecting my heart for someone else or a later time.
Before I get too far, I need to say: I think online dating is a great option. I think it’s an exceptionally relevant way to help many singles connect with one another, because I am well aware of how hard it is to meet other like-minded single people.
I tried online dating for a brief time several years ago and make no promises that I won’t do it again at some point.
I have friends who have met their spouse or significant other as a result of online dating.
It’s a great tool and I have no doubt that God uses it to connect couples on the regular.
Together, they form a pool of eligible Christian singles that is rapidly growing in size.
It seems everything is available if you only think to look for it – even a husband.
Internet dating has been around for years and everyone – it seems – knows someone who met their partner or husband online.
Over the weekend, I discovered perhaps the strangest new addition to the Christian dating cadre: Reformed
The site is designed exclusively for Christians who adhere to the Calvinist tradition, a theological system that focuses on human depravity, God’s sovereignty, and the idea that God has already chosen the select few who will be saved.