This might be a bit of a ‘soapbox’ blog…
As many of you know, I have been divorced for nearly 3 years. Last winter, I joined Match.com to “kick start” the dating process. I met a lot of men and, overall, I would say the experience was positive. I’ve also dabbled in eHarmony a bit, but am not really a fan.
Several months ago, a friend asked why I hadn’t gone to the Christian singles site. Fair question since I am a Christian.
I explained that the primary reason I didn’t was because there are a lot of different versions of “Christian” and, just because you are on a Christian singles site, doesn’t guarantee you are going to find an authentic Christian partner.
Call me a heathen, but there are a lot of great single people out there that may not consider themselves Christian yet are more Christ-like than those who do.
Aside from all of that, are their commercials and advertisements. Their tag line goes something like this: “Find God’s match for you.” I can’t be the only one that is bothered by that.
I’m sorry, but to make such a claim really feels like false advertising to me. Just because you meet someone on their site doesn’t mean that person is God’s match for you. I understand what they are trying to accomplish, but plenty of people find “God’s match” for them on other singles sites or a variety of other ways/places. I’m quite sure that God hasn’t called the Christian Singles place and said, “Hey, I’ve got the secret algorithm for you! Make sure to put my stamp of approval on all of your matches.”
To me, their use of the name of God to lure people to use their service is equivalent to taking the Lord’s name in vain.
Maybe I’m being critical (or maybe I just need a date) but I believe as a society, we need to be mindful of those making claims in the name of God (or Jesus).
Pray for discernment, friends. Pray for the Truth. Pray for guidance.
Don’t just look for God’s “stamp of approval” ~ ASK HIM FOR IT!