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Should a Single Ghanaian Christian use an Online Dating to find a Spouse?

The Holy Bible does not make any direct or indirect reference to dating services. In actual fact, the Bible does not indicate the process Christians should use in searching for potential soul partners, or whichever method Christians should “date” or court”. The reason being that, during the biblical times online dating or social discovery platforms for did not exist in the same form as it is presently. During the biblical era, families assisted young men and women meet and become engaged and sometimes chose their children’s friends for them. We can take look at the story of Isaac and Rebekah and how God brought them together (Genesis 24). It was sovereignty planned and controlled by God.

Today, most single Ghanaians are left on their own to locate a spouse. Several other single Christian Ghanaians do not bother to look for a spouse, but strongly believe God will bring the special person to them. Some other single Christian’s are feverishly engaging in all forms of activities and events which will help them find partners.

According to the Holy Bible, God perfectly loves everyone (Ephesians 3:181 John 3:16-18) and perfectly controls every situation on earth (Psalm 109:21Romans 8:38-39). For this reason, every Christian can be sure that God will most likely bring the right man or woman to their path, eventually at a certain point in time. God at his own will use choices of singles and other people including modern technology to bring about marriages.

As in all decisions, Christians are required to consult God for direction. For instance, assuming a single Christian has most of his/her friends already married, it can be difficult to meet another single Christian Ghanaian man and woman. In this case, the single Christian will be left with the option of looking for a partner in church, through friends, family, workplace or at an event. These scenarios can be very limiting, since the exposure is constrained to the number of people in a city or nature of their activities. Therefore, it may be wise for a single Christian to consider modern methods of finding a spouse by trying online social discovery platforms for single Ghanaians, like sweeedy.com (Online Dating Website).

In summary, a single Ghanaian Christian should view the use of online dating platform as another avenue (just like church, a wedding, workplace, shopping, etc) to find a partner. But before beginning online dating as a single Ghanaian Christian, it is important to commit such engagement into Gods hands and believe He will direct the finding of a like-minded spouse online. The Holy Bible states that Christians should seek God and He will fulfil your desires (Psalm 103:5Romans 12:2) in His perfect way and His perfect time (Romans 5:6Romans 8:26-27).  The biblical issue will forever be not how you meet, but whom you marry (1 Corinthians 7:39). The most important question a single Christian Ghanaian need to ask is, are they mature enough to discern a worthy spouse?

By Felix Asmah


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