Should Christians Use eHarmony?

*Posted by Winston Hottman

Tim Challies offers his opinion of online dating services:

While the Bible praises marriage and demands that we hold it in honor, it gives very little guidance on how we get from single to married. The Old Testament provides many and varied examples, but the New Testament describes and prescribes nothing. Nothing in the Bible prohibits the use of a dating service or the use of any kind of media as a means of communication between unmarried men and women. Though the New Testament could have decreed certain patterns of courtship or certain means of communication, the Lord, in his wisdom, chose not to address the subject.This tells us that we have freedom before the Lord to rely on wisdom and discernment in the pursuit of aspouse.

So heres the rub: Any question about eHarmony or online dating is not a question of truth or error, but a matter of wisdom. The question that demands an answer is whether itwiseto use a dating service in an attempt to find a spouse. That answer will vary from person-to-person and it will depend on many factors unique to the individual and hiscontext.

Let me offer just a couple ofconsiderations.

Check out his suggestions here.

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