I had no idea that "Reformed" singles also wanted to do the courtship thing.

Perhaps our Reformed readers could let us know if that is true? Tired of meeting people online who don't share your beliefs, never heard of biblical courtship, or aren't really serious about marriage? "As an exceedingly-blessed husband for more than 30 years and a pastor for 25, I'd insist that you cannot over estimate the importance of sound doctrine to a solid relationship.

How many of you have changed in areas surrounding theology, especially in secondary issues?

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When I met my husband, he was involved in a heavily charismatic Christian fellowship. Although I am supportive of those who are charismatic, I find myself more comfortable in non-charismatic settings. Over time, my husband and I were able to find churches which did not practice the charismatic giftings in the service but had smaller groups that expressed those gifts outside of the weekly service setting.

The two of us have grown, and changed, in how we express our faith and have branched out from our initial beliefs.

How does the unity of the Christian body line up with the post-Reformation, fractured denominations that we see today?

It seems that we split over all sorts of things: baptism, governance, creationism,spiritual gifts, communion, music style and on and on.

First, to increase an individual's range of potential partners and, second, to match people who are uniquely suited to each other.

Dean Scott's site, Sovereign Grace Singles (SGS), exemplifies the first.

Several years ago, when 32-year-old Catherine Langford heard the words "online dating," she thought, "Losers do this kind of thing." Today, the clinical psychologist has been dating her boyfriend, a pastor she met on e Harmony, for over 19 months.

The fact is that more and more of today's romantic relationships start online.

This past week, on Jonathan Merritt's blog, he addressed this issue in the post Are Christian dating websites undermining “Christian values? As of 2011, Christian Mingle had garnered more than 5 million users, and generated .9 million in revenue during the first nine months of 2012.