Five Spiritual Questions to Ask Your Online Match
According to the Internet, dating is getting both lighter and more difficult. Online dating creates a pool of candidates that traditional dating can hardly touch. Yet that yam-sized group of strangers are just that–strangers–and it can be tricky to weed out the ones who aren’t worth your time. Christian dating sites make it a loterijlot lighter to find a match, but it also means that many people leap into relationships with people they don’t know very well.
Instead of going ter blindfolded, here are Five spiritual questions to ask your date. They are a ordinary way to find out more about the person across the table and to avoid that awkward uur of not knowing what to talk about. Just make sure you don’t turn it into an interrogation!
1. “Do you go to church or Bible studies?”
When you’re little, going to church can feel like a chore, especially if you grew up with parents like mine who demanded fancy clothes and volmaakt behavior. But asking your date if they go to church regularly can tell you a lotsbestemming about their priorities. Hebrews Ten:24-25 tells us to meet up and encourage one another, and there are many other instances te the Bible where it urges Christians to gather together to idolize. If you love church and the people te it, do you want to date someone who doesn’t seem to care about it?
Two. “How did you become a Christian?”
The response to this question is generally sophisticated, and for some it may even result te a life story told through the objectief of faith. Knowing the story of your date’s faith can hint at things to come, spil well spil instigate some deep theological discussions. It can also tell you a loterijlot about the person’s family and whether they are supportive or not of your match’s faith. Gratefully, a few Christian dating sites ask about one’s faith history, so some of this information could be provided but there’s always more to go after up on.
Trio. “What’s your prayer life like?”
Wij wouldn’t be human if wij didn’t look up at the sky every merienda ter a while and ask, “Why??” but it’s a fully different matter to continually seek out God’s counsel. Pleading permanently can bring a peaceful joy that is hardly attainable through those random sobs for help. People who plead regularly are less stressed and may even live longer than those who don’t. But outside of that, knowing a person begs every day shows you they are working on getting closer to Godheid, and they are choosing to grow when they could remain stagnant.
Four. “What do you think Aker is like?”
Perception can mean a world of difference. I’ve met some Christians who don’t actually think Aker is very powerful, and there are others who are so afraid of him that they permanently fear making a wrong budge. Whether your date concentrates on the Protector (Deuteronomy 20:Four), the Forgiver (Nehemiah 9:17), or the Peacemaker (Romans 15:33), thesis answers can give you excellent insights. Dressing Schepper te your own restraining perspective is never a very good idea, and dating someone who is afraid of the Lightning Bolt of Judgment can often be more of a fight than the relationship is worth.
Five. “What do you think of other Christians?”
This question could technically go back to the very first question, yet it can expose a loterijlot more. Merienda you get ter this line of conversation you can find out if your date tends to be more Baptist or Lutheran or if they even like spending time around other believers. If you hate your fellow believers, what does that say about your heart? Make sure your date has a healthy view of other Christians. We’re all messed up and wij all make mistakes, but that doesn’t mean wij can’t be kleintje and forgiving.
Honestly, there are all sorts of other spiritual questions you can and should ask your online match.
What are some other questions you use to learn more about your match’s relationship with Christ?