Whether in real life or online, always remember that talk is cheap.
A person’s actions can always be better trusted than their words.
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We are called to glorify him in all things- including how we act and interact with the world around us (1 Corinthians ).
Online dating can be done in a God-honoring way if it’s wrapped with wisdom, honesty, and discernment- and then brought into the context of real life. Have a relationship question you’d like me to answer? (Limited number) Debra Fileta is a Professional Counselor, speaker, and author of the book True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life, where she writes candidly about dating, relationships, and how to find true love.
There is no denying that our world has changed drastically over the past decade, and we are now immersed in a culture that is rooted in the internet and social media.
One couple I recently read about even exchanged their vows via the web.Though I’m not advocating for extreme uses of the internet and social media such as the aforementioned, I am saying that times have changed- and it’s okay for Christians to keep up!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 go ahead and get to know someone online, but don’t take things too seriously until you come face to face with the reality of who they actually are. Bring it into real life: Online is a great place to start a relationship, but it’s NOT a great place to maintain a relationship.If you’ve been getting to know someone for months at a time but haven’t met or interacted face to face- then there is a good chance that something is not as it should be.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.