if a website (datetosave.com) to provide encouragement and networking for intentional missionary dating isn’t bad enough in itself, the content is either a killer parody or a hurl-inducing embarassment. i’m not totally sure, but i’m hoping it’s the former. please, please, please don’t be a real website.
here are some samples:
Doesn’t God look down on missionary dating and tells us to not be “yoked with unbelievers”?
I looked up yoked, and the dictionary says it’s a “A crossbar with two U-shaped pieces that encircle the necks of a pair of oxen or other draft animals working together.” I would never encourage anybody to do this on a date… I think the thing that is more important is that we should use our talents for God. If you’re really good at dating, or just really really good looking, then you should use that to bring souls to God.
What happens if the person I am dating becomes a Christian?
Praise God!!! That hasn’t happened to me yet (still just planting seeds!), but you have two choices: Dump him and start dating a better-looking nonbeliever… or keep dating the person you’re with now. I’d just see how hot he (or she) is and base the decision on that. The Bible says “man looks at the outward appearance; God looks at the heart.” We’re definitely not God, so just decide if your date is hot enough for you (after praying about it, of course).
(ht to mark helsel)