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”?To help answer this question, I’m going to share some tips from one of my female colleagues.In their view, the seemingly endless lists of online profiles creates a superficial consumer mentality that undermines the sacrificial nature of Christ-centered love.
For some in the Boundless community, this may lead them to trust God to bring a spouse through church, work, or a blind date set up through mutual friends.For others, it may involve signing up to an online dating site and seeing if God uses that.Let your friends and/or family know what you’re doing.When my husband and I first met in person, I had someone I trusted (an older male) come with me and help me make sure this “virtual guy” was legit.That he quickly made sure I met his friends and family helped me know his intentions were serious.
I’m not going to lie – I felt a bit self-conscious and shy that first day I hung out with The Man Who Would Become My Husband.I also made sure he met some of my trusted friends early on so they could give me input.That he was willing to be vetted helped me realize his intentions were sincere and his heart humble.There’s a temptation when meeting online to keeping it there because it’s so “safe.” You can share at a heart-level, showing only the best of yourself and hiding what’s not as flattering.That’s why meeting in person sooner rather than later is wise.We learned that it’s worth working for things that matter.