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Greenbelt 2016

Christian Connection was back at the Greenbelt Festival at the end of August. Along with the usual social events and meetups, we arranged a special panel with the title “Has Online Dating changed everything?”

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Interview with Dr Jane Hawking

Many Christians desire to find a life partner who shares their Christian faith. For some, this is rooted in Biblical teaching. For others it is the desire to share life with a partner who is rooted in the same beliefs, values and traditions. But many Christians will find themselves in marriages where faith may not be shared by their spouses.

Is it possible to maintain one’s faith in the face of opposition from one’s spouse? How will it affect any children of the marriage?

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The future of niche dating

The recent upheavals last week at Spark Networks, operators of Christian Mingle and Jdate pose some important questions about niche dating sites. Stockholders voted out most of the existing board and signalled a change in direction.

Do the events there say anything more generally about the state of the niche dating model?

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ITV Tonight: Looking for Love – A Review

For the last 13 years since we launched Christian Connection, I have hoped that one day a TV programme about Internet dating would come along which is genuinely well informed, probing and helpful. But I ended up watching ‘ITV Tonight: Looking for Love’ with a mixture of frustration and resignation. Apparently the twittersphere agreed with me.

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