Gather all your single, dating, and married friends together—Sir Mix-A-Lot style—and read this article from The Atlantic.
Though the focus of this piece is about online dating, I think there are bigger themes important enough to be discussed. Try to take a step back as you read it and pray that you will have wisdom instead of cynicism towards a culture that is trying to make sense of today’s society and this funny thing called commitment.
Some things to talk about amongst ya-selves:
Extra Credit: Let’s hear a few of your funny dating stories—on or offline.
Guess what, friends? There is nothing new under the sun and God has given us freedom to make our own choices. If the conversation about online dating or technology in general has suddenly turned sour, remember this—people were unfaithful before technology. Y’know what Jesus said about that whole gauging-the-eye-out thing, right? This stuff isn’t new to Him and, to me, that’s the freeing part.
I also don’t think God sees our desire to try something new—whether technology, dating or online dating—as sin. However, I do think we should be aware of how we date and what we do when we are married, so that we can make informed decisions about our engagement in these things and whether or not it will benefit or detract from the richness of commitment to others—present or future.
From my heart,
P.S. Because I know you’re wondering—Yes, I did do a post about eHarmony a while ago.