New mercy church speed dating
And so I would rather not say that there is too fast as much as I would want to know what is driving the speed.
If we are talking about a young man and a young woman who are actively dating, they have defined the relationship and they know that they are in a growing committed relationship with one another, I think technology creates an avenue in which we might encourage one another, that we might be able to connect more frequently in regards to the business of the world.
According to a 2011 Pew Research Center study, 59 percent of people ages 18 to 29 were married in 1960. While it seems that there are more ways than ever to find a spouse—online dating and social media alongside the more traditional methods of parish events or friends of friends, among others—this array of options can also be overwhelming.
And even then they were counseled by one of our pastors that this was moving too quick and that they should slow down.
And they listened and heeded a bit, but went on and got married.
So in that way I am encouraged by what technology has to offer.
If, though, we are saying that technology has changed the game in regards to how single young men and women approach one another before that relationship is being defined, then that is where I have got a lot of cause and concern about technology.