I really want to get married, but I haven't found anyone, and now I'm beginning to wonder if I ever will. Maybe I'm getting panicky, but I'm tempted to go on the Internet and sign up for one of those dating services. Do you think that would be a good idea? — D.W.
One of the most important decisions you'll ever make is your decision about the person you will marry. Almost every day I get at least one letter from someone who rushed blindly into marriage and has lived to regret it. I pray you won't make that mistake.
That's why the most important advice I can give you is for you to turn this very important area of your life over to God. God loves you, and He knows what is best for you. More than that, He knows your needs and He knows who the person is with whom you should spend the rest of your life. The Bible's words apply to this area of your life as well as everything else that affects you: "As for God, his way is perfect" (Psalm 18:30).
Begin by making sure of your relationship with Jesus Christ. If you've never done so, turn to Him in repentance and faith, and invite Him into your life today. Then turn this area of your life over to Him, and ask Him to direct your path. The Bible says, "Come ... let us walk in the light of the Lord" (Isaiah 2:5).
While some may find happiness through the Internet, let me urge you instead to get involved in a church where Christ is preached and lived. You are much more likely to meet the person of God's choice there—someone who will not only love you, but with whom you can serve God.