Dating with christian values
Their tagline is “Prepared, Prequalified, Predestined,” adding to the plethora of clichés that make the site a near-parody of itself.
The company also owns Adventist Singles Connection, Black Singles, Deaf Singles Connection, Catholic Mingle, as well as sites for Mormons, Jews, military members, and plus-size women (and the men who want to date them).
But what about a site that purports to be more theologically rooted like Reformed Singles.com?
But Christian Mingle has given the tune a different meaning in an effort to co-opt its familiar religious language and attract users.
One has to wonder why the band would license their song for this purpose. v=pf7QY-8h Jo E Worse still, the site’s header invokes Psalm 37:4 over a picture of a swooning couple: “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” The implication is that if you are a good Christian boy or girl, God will give you your dream mate.
Several of my friends have met their significant others on them, and in some cases, have even married the partners they met.
It’s perfectly healthy to forgive, but it’s not OK to be unwise.
After all, they are operated by marketers, not theologians.
The site is owned by Beverly Hills-based Spark Networks.
In a twist of irony, Reformed Singles seeks to assemble a crowd of people who minimize humans’ ability to choose and then inundate them with choices.
When I discovered the site, I tweeted about it and received the following reply from Barnabas Piper, son of reformed paragon John Piper: His response seems to echo my feeling that these sites and the Christians who engage in them might not be thinking as deeply as one might assume.
The verse at the top right of their home screen is Jeremiah , which says, “”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”” The verse is a favored choice for Christian greeting cards and graduation gifts.