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Wednesday, September 19

the single life

In my web-based search for a spouse over the past year, I've encountered some pretty, er...interesting reading. Following are actual quotes from "Christian" dating web sites...
Im tired of the fakeness that comes with the dating game these days. I just want to meet a nice guy who can make me smile and doesnt feel the need to impress me with things that just dont matter.
I did say "Christian" sites, right?
I cannot seem to find any good guys my age out here. I find these guys who say they are Christian, but who's lives don't reflect that of one. I have been lied to sooo much.
Not to be facetious, but, I hope this isn't a classic case of "looking for love in all the wrong places."
I am out of a 4 year relationship with someone who doesn't have a relationship with Christ. I have finally figured out that it's to hard to be with someone who doesn't really want the same thing in life, "a relationship with the BIG man upstairs himself... aka "God"!
I suppose the Scriptures don't make that clear enough.
MEN ARE LIKE PARKING SPACES...THE GOOD ONES ARE TAKEN AND THE REST ARE HANDICAP...Women are like apples on trees: the best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don`t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the ground, which aren`t as good, but the apples at the top think something is wrong with them when, in reality, they`re amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along - the one who`s brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree!!!
Brilliant. Really. I sincerely hope that quote didn't come from a pulpit, somewhere. Though I'm tempted to think it might have.
i think they're are too many normal/boring people on here. everyone says on they're profile "I'm just a normal person"...well, I'm not, I'm not normal at all, and honestly, I'm having my doubts about the kinda people that are on here, so please prove me wrong.
Wow, what an invitation.
i love my sleeping bag and my snowboard and my fishing rod. IM me! I am looking for someone 30-35 who is up for adventures, a good decision maker, honest and loyal. I am not into spectator sports and I like to spend my Sundays outside! You need not be a comedian 24 hours a day but a good sense of humor is a plus. I would love to find someone that is willing to try new things, go new the drop of a hat. I have had a lack of adventure in the past few years and I am willing to make up for lost time. I love a guy who smiles a lot, always has upbeat things to say and can point out the good things in life as well as discuss the not so wonderful situations that may come up.
We all enjoy having fun (...duh!). But, is it the first thing we want someone to know about us? Seems that way with more than a few.
I am 24years old with two little girls...I was once married when I was 19 but the marriage ended after about 3years. It was no ones fault just to young to make that type of commit[tment].
Hm...and here I was thinking willful divorce is an affront to a Holy God. (Guess it's a good thing you can get 'em cheap, huh?) ...Grrrr!

ibcarlos, Reformed thinker

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Blogger Twin4Him said... (Thu Sep 20, 06:58:00 AM 2007) : 

Wow! It is kind of sad and disheartening, but I've heard/read those comments many times.
I think the main issue as I look at all this is....we take our eyes off Jesus.


Blogger ibcarlos said... (Thu Sep 20, 09:22:00 AM 2007) : 

You're right, Twin4Him, that is a major problem. The other even "majorer" problem - and really at the core of the issue - is that the majority of posters on these sites seem clueless about what it even means to be a Christian...which seriously begs the question: how many really are?


Blogger Twin4Him said... (Thu Sep 20, 10:45:00 AM 2007) : 

Yes...that's always bothered me to. I definetly started asking more questions, and you can quickly find out where someone is spiritually that way.
It always seemed odd to me how these people fill out their profile, stating they go to church are christians etc, but then when you look at the qualifications for their ideal mate....the things that they pick, don't really line up, with the things that they say are important to them.
But you know as I look around at people my age, not to many are truly living the christian life....that's discouraging at times as well.


Blogger ibcarlos said... (Thu Sep 20, 11:12:00 AM 2007) : 

Poignant observations, milady.

But, by God's Grace, we have both the pleasure, privilege and duty of being a Light to such darkness by remaining steadfast in proclaiming the Truth of God's Word...even to those who profess Faith in Christ.

Stay true to that calling, and I'm convinced that, ultimately, you won't be disappointed.


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