I don’t think we give God enough credit in our dating lives.We’re like, “I’ll do this, Lord, and then You just bless it.” And God’s like, “Hey, Kerri, I parted the Red Sea. I was never intentional or really thoughtful about online dating.For the longest time, I’d spill everything on the first date: Here are my hopes and dreams, here’s my heart.

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I’ve heard it said that online dating really helps narrow down the singles who are serious about marriage from the ones who aren’t. No longer are you limited to the tiny pool of people you personally know, but you now have access to people all over the country. Many believe that this helps narrow down the options and gives you a better chance of relationship success. Guys online will most likely appreciate a girl who’s intentional about marriage and who’s interested in a guy doing the same.

In the book, she offers up true tales of her online dating experiences, including clicking on the hotties instead of the guys who shared her faith.

There is so much to be said on the topic and I realize I can’t address every aspect of the conversation today. I’ve read in several places that many online dating sites aren’t totally secure, making it somewhat easy for hackers to get into your account and access your info. A lack of trust that God is capable of providing and a fear that if you don’t go online you’ll never get married. Think through the possible work God might have for you before getting online.

Let me start by sharing my personal “online dating status” with you. All in all your life as a Christian girl is about reflecting Christ and pointing others to Him.

What are some other unexpected wrong moves people might make?

Saving yourself emotionally for marriage is important.

There are also great Christian ministries (that I highly respect) who hold very different views.

On one hand there’s Leslie Ludy who is totally against it and on the other hand we have Boundless who is very much in favor of it.

I’ve never used online dating in my past, and personally have no current plans of using it in the future. If you are fully striving to trust in Him, rely on Him, and rest in Him, then I think the answer to your online dating question will become quite clear.

I’ve talked through, thought through, and prayed through this topic and I don’t believe it’s the path for me. If you’ve ever thought about using online dating, I highly encourage you to think, pray, and weigh the pros and cons before ever getting online. I’ve heard several people (who’ve used online dating) say that online dating requires a lot of time. Just remember that God is bigger, mightier, and more amazing than you could ever imagine.

Now an advocate for trusting God and using dating sites with a clear purpose in mind, she doesn’t claim to have the recipe for love, but she does have a few guidelines for single Christians online. For me, waiting on God was about getting to a place where finding a husband didn’t run my life.