Internet dating and the bible

If you are “past the bloom of youth”​—the time when sexual desires are at their peak—​and are interested in marriage, you are facing one of the most important choices you will make in your life.(1 Corinthians ) By all means, make a responsible decision.

It is far wiser to initiate meeting and making friends in person.Family, friends, and responsibilities become secondary. A young woman named Monika, in Austria, says: “I started to neglect important relationships because I spent much time on the computer with people I met on-line.” Troubled by this insight, she decided to quit using the Internet that way.Of course, many are able to make balanced use of the Internet.“What troubled me even more,” he says, “was the shocking realization that pedophiles can use the Internet to lure minors into debased sexual activities.” When youths use the Internet to meet new people, they can be in far more danger than they realize.Indeed, there have been news reports of adult sexual predators who pretend to be youths as they prowl the Internet seeking to prey on young ones.

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