Online dating true love
As we celebrate another Valentine’s Day, I wonder if you will be another civilian casualty. By 2040, 70% of people are expected to meet through dating apps.” Why does that cause any concern? Dating websites and apps have ridden in on digital horseback, bearing a dozen roses and declaring their fidelity, but their first love is in your pocket — and they’re jealous lovers.
People have undoubtedly always made money from people who want to marry, but never at this scale and never this pervasively.Who will deliver us from the gamification of our hearts — from this dating scene of death? We’re no longer condemned by the sins we’ve committed in relationships in the past — by the ways we have wittingly or unwittingly followed the course of this world (Ephesians 2:2) — and we’re not captive to the broken and prevailing dating trends of our day.While the world plays games with sex, romance, and “commitment,” Christ frees us to quit playing and start dating differently — with selflessness and humility, with clarity and intentionality, with patience and sobriety, even if we choose to meet someone online.Real-world structure and boundaries meant, for the most part, that pursuing a woman required intentionality, clear communication, patience, and risk.It felt more like buying your first home than renting a movie on i Tunes.