But that process requires wisdom, discernment and guidance.
Focus' online community for young adults, Boundless, seeks to help singles navigate these issues.
For others, it may involve signing up to an online dating site and seeing if God uses that.
Boundless has even joined forces with online dating service Christian to help connect marriage-minded Christian singles and provide them with Bible-based relationship advice. What if a single man or woman signs up to Christian and meets someone? You can't stay online forever, so how does a potential couple make the jump from the virtual world to the "real world"?
So a Christian is not free to marry outside the Lord. And what saddens me, Tony, is how many believers get so entangled emotionally with unbelievers that they either throw away their convictions or they stand on their head to see the other person as a believer when he is not. A mature believer will want his or her spouse not just to profess some kind of creed or be willing to go to church.
What they will want is not just a marriage that is minimally Christian, but a Christian marriage.
Both husband and wife are engaged in constant self denial as they live out the beauty of the Christian marriage.
For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.And a Christian marriage is described in Ephesians five like this.Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord, for the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the Church.(You can read their complete story in this Boundless post.)1. God used online dating to get us together, but, like couples who meet in a more conventional manner, we had to pray, trust and obey throughout every step of the dating and engagement journey.We've now been married for four-and-a-half years and we have two precious kids.
The other side counters that online dating is merely a tool God can use to bring two people together – users don't place their faith in the matchmaking site, but in the Lord. Like many things, online dating isn't inherently evil or good. More often than not, the Bible offers general principles over specifics.