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Dean L. Scott, in Tacoma, Wash., started SovereignGraceSingles.com (SGS) January 2005. The purpose of SGS is to give an opportunity for single men and women committed to the Reformed faith from around the world to meet other Christians of like mind and persuasion. SGS professes itself to be in contrast to other Christian singles sites where emphasis is placed more on personality profiles than a personal walk with Christ. Share this site with your single Reformed friends:
www.sovereigngracesingles.com. 
~Dominic Aquila, Editor, PCA Newsletter and The Aquila Report


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Thank you for all your work on this website. You have done some very good work to put SGS together. I have given thanks to God for its establishment and will continue to pray that the Lord uses it and to let others know of its existence.
Sincerely in Christ, 
Boyd- OPC Pastor

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“Sovereign Grace Singles is the best place I know, on the internet, for Reformed minded Christian singles to meet.”
~ Pastor Arnold Brevick- PCA
 
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“Dean truly cares that those of like-minded faith search one another out. In this day and age this is becoming all the more important. Plus, with marriage on the rocks in society, it’s great to know there are those working everyday to help begin relationships on a solid foundation.”
Nathan George
https://www.nathanclarkgeorge.com/
Musician at NCG Music 
 
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Dean is very knowledgeable concerning Reformed Theology, and is running his web site for singles, Sovereign Grace Singles, from a Reformed Theological perspective. SGS may be completely unique on the web from this perspective. Dean is actively involved with SGS, and takes great care concerning the SGS members. The web site accurately boasts several successful marriages of Theologically Reformed men and women, including that of the site owner, Dean Scott. Dean and Karen are a joy to know!
– Doug Stewart- Businessman and SGS Member

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“As a Reformed Presbyterian pastor, I counsel several young people in their pursuits of godly relationships. I thoroughly recommend Sovereign Grace Singles because this site is set up so that both the man and the woman are compelled to look at each other’s understanding and faith and life. SGS is Christ-centered and so must be our relationships with one another. As a father of two daughters in their twenties, I have found SGS to be tremendously helpful in my paternal role to oversee their courtships. My daughters have been enriched by the Christian fellowship, those SGS members, from several Reformed churches.”

Rev. Chuck Muether
Hope Reformed Presbyterian Church
of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Pella, Iowa
 
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“When my parents adopted me from Ukraine, I came over to America. I had no friends except for a couple of young people in my church. When I discovered Sovereign Grace Singles, I found distinctively Reformed Christian friends from all over the world. It has been such a blessing to build up relationships through SGS. The site is not a mere dating site, as some might presume, but truly a fellowship place for singles, and a safe community where you can carry each other’s burdens and share each other’s joys. I have also benefitted from SGS in finding a godly man who loves the Lord with all his heart, soul, strength and mind. SGS has also helped me mature as Christian young lady and the site’s administrators have been wonderfully instrumental in my daily growth in grace.”

Alexandria Muether
Pella, Iowa


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“Dean Scott is a man with a mission and a ministry. It is his desire to bring men and women together who are committed to pressing the crown rights of King Jesus; who take seriously the Reformed doctrinal commitment to the absolute sovereignty of God. I highly recommend this brother and his ministry.”

Jerry Johnson
President- ApologeticsGroup.com and NiceneCouncil.com
 
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SovereignGraceSingles.com is a wonderful site for folks that are looking for like-minded believers for friendship and courtship. At times it can be difficult for Christians to find a mate that agrees with your theology and views of Scripture. SGS helps to simplify the process and put you in contact with people from all over the world. What a great site!” 

Jared Vallorani
Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Alliance
Marketing and Advertising

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“Serious minded Christians of any age know how tough it can be to find a likeminded mate (or even likeminded friends). But when you’re a Calvinist—well, that really makes it tough. Sovereign Grace Singles is a wonderful site, where Christians of different denominations but a similar belief in the Five Points can meet people of similar beliefs. Whether you’re looking for friends or romance, you should definitely consider giving SGS a try. I have found Dean to be honest, responsible, reliable, and even generous in his capacity as founder, owner, and CEO of Sovereign Grace Singles.” 
 
Sarah Ashwood- author/student at My Own
 
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“Dean Scott is the founder of SGS, Sovereign Grace Singles.com. For those of the reformed faith, finding a spouse who shares your particular beliefs can sometimes be difficult. Thankfully, SGS is here to help. I personally met my husband through SGS, and after a year long relationship he proposed, we were married six months later, and are now approaching our 5th anniversary! Not only that, but I come from a family of six, and four of the six of us found our husbands or wives through God’s grace and SGS. I would heartily recommend this website as a tool for searching for that special someone of like-minded faith.”
 
Sarah Ashwood
Author at Griffineus Publishing
Independent Writing and Editing Professional
 
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“With Sovereign Grace Singles, Dean has filled a much needed niche. It was the only site of its kind when it launched almost 5 years ago, and as far as I know, it may continue to be the only website dedicated to meeting this need. Dean views this work as a calling, and not as a business. When I was active on the site, he was very conscientious in weeding out those who attempted to harass female members, those who misrepresented themselves or who were otherwise up to no good. 

Although I eventually met my wife the old fashioned way, I recommend SGS to any Reformed singles who are looking to meet like minded people.” 

 
Christian Poe
Independent Insurance Professional

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“Excelente en el trato con las personas, está pendiente del site, supervisando para que todo vaya bien, lo que nos ha permitido mantener sanidad enwww.sovereigngracesingles.com . Le damos las gracias por todo su amor y dedicación a todos nosotros los solterossssssss….” 
 
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“Daniel first contacted me in August of 2005. I was thrilled. We hit it off and he came to visit in March. We didn’t talk for a while after we met and then by Gods providence He brought us back together in 2008. We fell in love and got married in July of ’09. Oh, we had a very long distance relationship. He was in Sweden and I was in NM :). True love knows no distance!”

David and Elisa

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I also want to thank you for making this web site available – especially at my age and being in a smaller community, it is very difficult to meet single reformed men. Thanks!
~Lois


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Dean, I don’t know if you’ve had many success stories or not, but thought you might enjoy one. This weekend reformed_lady and I became engaged. The wedding will either be 12/31/05 or 1/14/06. I’ll keep you posted. 


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Thanks for being the instrument God used to bring us together! 
David

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I am very excited for SGS. I see it having lots of potential to do great things for likeminded persons for all kinds of purposes.

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Hey Dean, 
I wanted to tell you that another member here ( or former member) Regenerated and I are engaged to be married this May/June. I wanted to thank you for your site as this is where I met her!

Jeff

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Seriously, one of my rare moments too, my sincere thanks for referring me to this site and for your running it, in whatever role or capacity that is, forgive me my lack of complete comprehension of your daily duties with respect to all these Calvinistic cuties!. The messaging back and forth to members has been most enervating, a great blessing and plain fun.

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I must say that I was so pleased to find your site. I have been on other singles sites and it is so discouraging because 99.9% of the singles are out for fun and games and hardly anyone truly believes in the sovereignty of God. It is a breath of fresh air to read the profiles on your site.

A. 

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By the way, I am enjoying the interaction on the site. I am actually finding mature believers, male & female, to share ideas with – and to minister to! I was overjoyed to find a singles site for reformed believers. Thank you very much for making it possible!

M. 

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Hi Dean,
I began membership last year with only the intention of meeting eligible gentlemen. However, I have found this site to be far richer than that. I have corresponded with a number of other believers, male and female, who have been a great source of encouragement, edification, guidance, and protection. I did not anticipate these blessings from a forum such as this, namely the chat room. So thank you. Keep up the good work.

Sincerely, 

D. 

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Oh yes. I have to agree. I have been having some great conversations with people. But then again, that is the way you are supposed to meet someone…Through Godly fellowship? It seems perfect.


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My only concern is that I am becoming a SGS junkie!
Dear Dean, thank you SOOOOO much for creating this site. I have been having such a hard time finding a guy who loves the Scriptures like I do and appreciates the doctrines of grace.
L.

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Thank you dear Brother in Christ for setting up a dating site for fellow Reformed believers. I have had membership in most of the better known so called Christian sites, and been thoroughly disappointed. Not just with the membership itself, but with the many in them that claim Christ. It seems that the vast majority of men and women that frequent them, especially the chat rooms, are anything but true converted people. I attend a small Reformed Baptist Family church in Oregon, and its so hard to find like minded folks online (nigh impossible) at the many dating links. I look forward to spending some time and Lord willing perhaps find a fellow believer here for friendship and company.
 
I just wanted to say that this site feels like an oasis in the desert of meaningless singles web-site. I feel like people are real with who they are & that we can band together in prayer.
 
soonerboy

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Thanks. By the way, I have really been blessed by meeting a woman from this site. Thank you for having this website available. A friend of mine badgered me for a long time before I gave in and posted my bio here. I really did not expect to meet anyone. God truly does work in mysterious ways.
Pat

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Hi there, I must say, thank you for creating it. It is very seldom I find a place where I meet like minded individuals.


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“Oh, and by the way…THANK YOU! For all the work you have done here on SGS. Praise be to God for introducing me to a WONDERFUL man through this site. I am looking forward to meeting Josh face to face!”


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Hey Dean, just wanted you to know the site is great! It does not feel like just a dating site but a nice place to meet new people both men and women. Thanks for having the vision to create this Dean!


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I have been reading through profile after profile – Dean! I am so impressed. There are so many truly wonderfully delightful and mature Christian brothers and sisters on this site.


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It is hard to put into words the difference that SGS is to the -Christian online dating- world. Having been on two of the many such sites, I find this is so, so distinct and different. The caliber of people are so much deeper and actually readers of Scripture and deep theological works! It is amazing!

Gratefully,
A D

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I will pray that God will bless this site and all of us that use it. Blessings to you from Australia
Rosa

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This place has a hearty and sound sense of humor combined with people who still respect and honor their Lord in conversation and conduct. Wonderful stuff, God be praised.


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Thank you Dean! And thank you so much for this wonderful site. I have made some dear friends already! God bless you
Sister Sue

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I just quickly want to thank you for this website. I have made lots of new friends and am so blessed to be able to communicate with other Christians on a daily basis.
Sincerely, 
KellyC

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Sovereign Grace Singles is the only singles website for conservative Reformed singles, and they need your help.  They need to gain more members in order to remain viable.  Currently there are 700 members on the site, from the PCA, OPC, URC, and other conservative Reformed denominations.  These denominations are the only “pond” in which I’d recommend our singles to fish” 
-Tim Black, OPC Pastor 

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“Thank you Dean. As a new participant I find the men on this site a complete
contrast to other dating sites. It’s an unexpected, refreshing experience.
The men here actually demonstrate manners and a sense of propriety.”  Anne
Don and Sally 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ-ciptpt0s&feature=youtube_gdata_player



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SGS Member’s Testimonials:
 

Hello!

First, I want to say thank you for building and maintaining this site. God has used it to bless me so (unbelievably!) greatly.


I met my husband here; we were married in April.


Both my husband and his brother were married through SGS within 3 weeks of one another- it has been an exciting year!

Would you change my expired account to a “met on SGS” account please? When I was here as a single person, it was very encouraging to me to see the accounts of those whom God had led to spouses through this website, and I would like our ‘story’ to be encouraging to others as well- and to have the opportunity to give glory to God for what he has done!

Thank you. 
In Christ,
Lorisha, username “shepherdess”

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I just wanted to update you to let you know that the young man that I met through SGS and I have just been married July 31, 2011 after meeting July 2, 2010! We are so blessed to come together as like minded believers, seeking to live for Christ, and we consider each other a gift from God. We serve a great God who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or think (Eph. 3:20) and He can use ANY means to do so! Please share with SGS as an encouragement to singles.
 
Blessings,
Joanna

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God bless you tons !
I am sharing this website with many in Pakistan ….. Regards,
Rumasa

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As a Reformed Presbyterian pastor, I counsel several young people in their pursuits of godly relationships. I thoroughly recommend Sovereign Grace Singles because this site is set up so that both the man and the woman are compelled to look at each other’s understanding and faith and life. SGS is Christ-centered and so must be our relationships with one another. As a father of two daughters in their twenties, I have found SGS to be tremendously helpful in my paternal role to oversee their courtships. My daughters have been enriched by the Christian fellowship, those SGS members, from several Reformed churches. 

Rev. Chuck Muether
Hope Reformed Presbyterian Church
of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Pella, Iowa

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Hello Dean, thank you for providing a safe place for Christian singles–this is the first and only singles group I’ve been in. Thank you for the 10-day free trial.


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I am courting Peppermint and we don’t use SGS that much any more. I thought I would let you know why I wasn’t going to be renewing. I also wanted to thank you and everyone who keeps SGS going. It has enabled me to meet a wonderful woman who has the same beliefs as I do. 
I appreciate it greatly,
-S
 
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“As a Reformed Believer, I no longer waste my time with Christiancafe. Many of their members are very Theologically confused.”
 

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“…thanks for all you have done in running the site and making it the best place to meet like minded people. I have met some really nice men and women!”

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 “Thanks again for such opportunities as the SGS website. I’ve made awesome friends!!! The Lord has been using this site is sooo many positive ways in my life. I just wanted you to know. May the Lord richly bless you and your ministry.”

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“Is there anything that the questionnaire didn’t cover?: True story: I am currently teaching ESL in Asia. The unit topic for the next two weeks is ‘dating’and there is a section about ‘online dating.’ So I went to research the topic myself and came across this site. Amidst the plethora of not-so-helpful online dating sites that I researched, I was (pleasantly) surprised to see a site that actually had a ‘user agreement’ pertaining to doctrine. Who knew?! So I decided to sign up for 10 days to learn about this scene firsthand and relate whatever I learn to my dear students. (Although I’m not so sure they’d come to this one first. Small language barrier, among other things.) So whoever reads this, greetings from Asia!”
 

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Thank you for all your work on this website. You have done some very good work to put SGS together. I have given thanks to God for its establishment and will continue to pray that the Lord uses it and to let others know of its existence.
Sincerely in Christ, 

Boyd- OPC Pastor

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“Sovereign Grace Singles is the best place I know, on the internet, for Reformed minded Christian singles to meet.”
~ Pastor Arnold Brevick- PCA

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I also want to thank you for making this web site available – especially at my age and being in a smaller community, it is very difficult to meet single reformed men. Thanks!
~Lois

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Dean, I don’t know if you’ve had many success stories or not, but thought you might enjoy one. This weekend reformed_lady and I became engaged. The wedding will either be 12/31/05 or 1/14/06. I’ll keep you posted.

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Thanks for being the instrument God used to bring us together! 

David
 
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I am very excited for SGS. I see it having lots of potential to do great things for likeminded persons for all kinds ofpurposes
 
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Hey Dean, 
I wanted to tell you that another member here (or former member) Regenerated and I are engaged to be married this May/June. I wanted to thank you for your site as this is where I met her!

Jeff

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Seriously, one of my rare moments too, my sincere thanks for referring me to this site and for your running it, in whatever role or capacity that is, forgive me my lack of complete comprehension of your daily duties with respect to all these Calvinistic cuties!. The messaging back and forth to members has been most enervating, a great blessing and plain fun

 
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I must say that I was so pleased to find your site. I have been on other singles sites and it is so discouraging because 99.9% of the singles are out for fun and games and hardly anyone truly believes in the sovereignty of God. It is a breath of fresh air to read the profiles on your site.
A.
 
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By the way, I am enjoying the interaction on the site. I am actually finding mature believers, male & female, to share ideas with – and to minister to! I was overjoyed to find a singles site for reformed believers. Thank you very much for making it possible!
M.

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Hi Dean,
I began membership last year with only the intention of meeting eligible gentlemen. However, I have found this site to be far richer than that. I have corresponded with a number of other believers, male and female, who have been a great source of encouragement, edification, guidance, and protection. I did not anticipate these blessings from a forum such as this, namely the chat room. So thank you. Keep up the good work.
Sincerely,
D.

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Oh yes. I have to agree. I have been having some great conversations with people. But then again, that is the way you are supposed to meet someone…Through Godly fellowship? It seems perfect.

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My only concern is that I am becoming a SGS junkie!

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Dear Dean, thank you SOOOOO much for creating this site. I have been having such a hard time finding a guy who loves the Scriptures like I do and appreciates the doctrines of grace.

L.

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Thank you dear Brother in Christ for setting up a dating site for fellow Reformed believers. I have had membership in most of the better known so called Christian sites, and been thoroughly disappointed. Not just with the membership itself, but with the many in them that claim Christ. It seems that the vast majority of men and women that frequent them, especially the chat rooms, are anything but true converted people. I attend a small Reformed Baptist Family church in Oregon, and its so hard to find like minded folks online (nigh impossible) at the many dating links. I look forward to spending some time and Lord willing perhaps find a fellow believer here for friendship and company.
 

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I just wanted to say that this site feels like an oasis in the desert of meaningless singles web-site. I feel like people are real with who they are & that we can band together in prayer.
Soonerboy
 

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Thanks. By the way, I have really been blessed by meeting a woman from this site. Thank you for having this website available. A friend of mine badgered me for a long time before I gave in and posted my bio here. I really did not expect to meet anyone. God truly does work in mysterious ways.
Pat


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Hi there, I must say, thank you for creating it. It is very seldom I find a place where I meet like minded individuals.
 
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Oh, and by the way…THANK YOU! For all the work you have done here on SGS. Praise be to God for introducing me to a WONDERFUL man through this site. I am looking forward to meeting Josh face to face!
 
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Hey Dean, just wanted you to know the site is great! It does not feel like just adating site but a nice place to meet new people both men and women. Thanks for having the vision to create this Dean!
 
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I have been reading through profile after profile – Dean! I am so impressed. There are so many truly wonderfully delightful and mature Christian brothers and sisters on this site.
 
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It is hard to put into words the difference that SGS is to the -Christian online dating- world. Having been on two of the many such sites, I find this is so, so distinct and different. The caliber of people are so much deeper and actually readers of Scripture and deep theological works! It is amazing!

Gratefully,
A D
 

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I will pray that God will bless this site and all of us that use it. Blessings to you from Australia

Rosa
 
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This place has a hearty and sound sense of humor combined with people who still respect and honor their Lord in conversation and conduct. Wonderful stuff, God be praised.


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Thank you Dean! And thank you so much for this wonderful site. I have made some dear friends already! God bless you
Sister Sue
 
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I just quickly want to thank you for this website. I have made lots of new friends and am so blessed to be able to communicate with other Christians on a daily basis.
Sincerely, 
KellyC
 
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PKB: Hey Dean, just wanted you to know the site is great! It doesn’t feel like just a “dating” site but a nice place to meet new people both men and women. Thanks for having the vision to create it!


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Jerseygal: Yes Dean, I have met some wonderful reformed people. Thanks for the good work.
 

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“I am going to a singles’ retreat (Passion4Christ summit on the SGS events) at the end of October. Do you have some SGS info/brochures that I could bring and place on the information table? This website has been such a blessing; I want to pass it on to others! Thanks!
R.

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Thank you for all your hard work into making SGS a wondeful place! I can say two of us in my family have found wonderful godly Reformed Christians through your site. 🙂 
 
Thanks again!
K


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“The one thing SGS has going for it that no other site does, is the ability to interact with everyone who is a member…fostering friendships and connections that might otherwise never have happened. I’ve been blessed greatly by SGS over the years.”
“also want to thank you for providing the means in which I met my husband. I have found the one whom my soul loves. (Song of Solomon 3:4) Life is so sweet with him and it got sweeter 6 months ago with the birth of our daughter!! Thank you!

Lynette”

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“Thanks for your encouragement Dean. I’m also glad to see the emergence of sovereign grace singles. I’ve already sent someone the link! May God bless your service for his glory! Dave”
“I’ll be at a wedding on 3/26 for a couple that met on SGS. I encouraged the young woman, Cara, to sign up, she did and met Scott, whose pastor had urged him to sign up. Beautiful couple with great testimonies.
Dominic Aquila

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“There are a LOT more details to this story and I can always share them later, but I just wanted to drop you a quick note about a “success story” from the site. I didn’t expect I’d actually meet my wife from this site. I mean, that’s why I signed up initially, but never REALLY expected it to end up working out for me. God, as is so often the case, had different plans.
Kenny

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“This is the only internet singles site where I find myself impressed (and even challenged) by member’s comments in terms of the depth of their Christian experience and their ability to articulate their beliefs and desires.
Christine

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“I am new to the discussion of Reformed Theology and I am in complete agreement with the above statement… especially the portion, “What we mean by “Church””. Only a few months ago did I begin to sense the Lord tugging on my heart to seek deeper truth than what was being presented before me each church service. I have since attended a Southern Baptist Church and teh message of “Grace” has become louder than ever. Your above statement has left me with a sense of understanding about what the Lord has been showign me. Thank you so much and God Bless your organization !!!”


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“I also want to thank you for providing the means in which I met my husband. I have found the one whom my soul loves. (Song of Solomon 3:4) Life is so sweet with him and it got sweeter 6 months ago with the birth of our daughter!! Thank you!
Lynette

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“I’ll be at a wedding on 3/26 for a couple that met on SGS. I encouraged the young woman, Cara, to sign up, she did and met Scott, whose pastor had urged him to sign up. Beautiful couple with great testimonies. Dominic Aquila”
“Bro, you’re seriously awesome. This is how I know that SGS is a ministry, not just a business. Blessings. Soli Deo Gloria. Dennis”


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“The site is amazing and SO needed in this world of trying to find reformed Christians to fellowship with. I am a member of a Sovereign Grace church in Spokane.”
 
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“I’ve tried out E-Harmony for the last number of months and have been shown it is really not a good fit.”
 
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“I have found my Love on your site. We will be married this month on the 31st. I’m grateful for your site and it has been wonderful meeting a lot of nice Reformed people. Thanks, Angela D.”

 
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“Dean… I’d love for you to meet Greg, my husband. Just so you know there have been three people that have been married in our church that met on SGS. Pretty cool, huh!”


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“As of July 10, we are engaged to be married after having met on this site. Thank the Lord for using you in our lives! God is so good! Elaine”


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“This is the only internet singles site where I find myself impressed (and even challenged) by member’s comments in terms of the depth of their Christian experience and their ability to articulate their beliefs and desires. Christine”

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When my parents adopted me from Ukraine, I came over to America. I had no friends except for a couple of young people in my church. When I discovered Sovereign Grace Singles, I found distinctively Reformed Christian friends from all over the world. It has been such a blessing to build up relationships through SGS. The site is not a mere dating site, as some might presume, but truly a fellowship place for singles, and a safe community where you can carry each other’s burdens and share each other’s joys. SGS has also helped me mature as Christian young lady and the site’s administrators have been wonderfully instrumental in my daily growth in grace.

Alexandria Muether
Pella, Iowa

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Hi Dean,
Beau McKinley Boyd commented on your link.
Beau wrote: “Sir, as a Reformed Baptist who has recently married another Reformed Baptist, and both of us having met on SovereignGraceSingles (thank you, Dean, you have made me one happy hombre!), I do have strong opposition to infant baptism doctrinally, just as my beloved presbyterian friends have strong opposition to credobaptism doctrinally (I attend Westmisnter Seminary California – I have heard all of the, “you’re not really Reformed,” “you’re not really a Christian,” “you do not go to a real church…”, etc., but I do not associate every paedobaptist with that kind of asinine arrogance and disrespect, nor do I return it based on the few who treat me like the reprobate enemy). Point being, it’s one thing to have strong doctrinal difference that, while important, are not worth the kind of above commentary and approach. I have a world of respect for many paedo friends and think they are striking examples to me of honor and truth and godliness among men, and I can hold to this perspective without embracing some kind of perfection doctrine (meaning I do think they are wrong in the area of baptism). I am sorry that this man is a fool and has acted as dishonorably as he has – please do not think that all of us RBs are anything like that!! Yes we hold doctrine seriously, as do the paedobaptists, but that does not entail this kind of attitude from either of us. I have been very blessed, even recently, in sitting down in very respectful contexts and discussing, for hours at a time with my paedo seminary friends, this important doctrine. We hear each other out and test each other by the Word of God and in our fallibility and imperfection we cannot come to unanimous agreement, but we agree to disagree after having made and defended our positions and then drink a few beers, smoke a stoagie, then talk about the MASSIVE amount of things we do in fact agree on. That’s beautiful to me, absolutely! Lord bless my paedobaptist friends, and Lord bless you, Sir, again, for making my marriage happen in God’s providence. Thank you for the site – we have considered opening up a mutual account as one of the “met and married here” groups for purposes of fellowship and support for the medium that God ordained for my wife and myself to, but at this time we are having enough difficulty paying our bills and all of my Biola undergrad loans (sigh – I loved my udnergrad education, but man it is hard to handle when those loan repayments start showing up!), so plan on seeing us at some point in the near future!


Lord bless you, Sir!

Soli Deo Gloria, my brother!
Beau McKinley Boyd
 
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Meet Reformed Singles Online
Dean L. Scott, in Tacoma, Wash., started
SovereignGraceSingles.com (SGS) January 2005. The purpose of SGS is to give an opportunity for single men and women committed to the Reformed faith from around the world to meet other Christians of like mind and persuasion. SGS professes itself to be in contrast to other Christian singles sites where emphasis is placed more on personality profiles than a personal walk with Christ. Share this site with your single Reformed friends: 
www.sovereigngracesingles.com.
~Dominic Aquila, Editor, PCA Newsletter

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Thank you for all your work on this website. You have done some very good work to put SGS together. I have given thanks to God for its establishment and will continue to pray that the Lord uses it and to let others know of its existence.
Sincerely in Christ, 
Boyd- OPC Pastor

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“Sovereign Grace Singles is the best place I know, on the internet, for Reformed minded Christian singles to meet.”

~ Pastor Arnold Brevick- PCA

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I also want to thank you for making this web site available – especially at my age and being in a smaller community, it is very difficult to meet single reformed men. Thanks!
~Lois

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Dean, I don’t know if you’ve had many success stories or not, but thought you might enjoy one. This weekend reformed_lady and I became engaged. The wedding will either be 12/31/05 or 1/14/06. I’ll keep you posted. 

Thanks for being the instrument God used to bring us together! 
David

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I am very excited for SGS. I see it having lots of potential to do great things for likeminded persons for all kinds of purposes

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Hey Dean, 
I wanted to tell you that another member here ( or former member) Regenerated and I are engaged to be married this May/June. I wanted to thank you for your site as this is where I met her!

Jeff

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Seriously, one of my rare moments too, my sincere thanks for referring me to this site and for your running it, in whatever role or capacity that is, forgive me my lack of complete comprehension of your daily duties with respect to all these Calvinistic cuties!. The messaging back and forth to members has been most enervating, a great blessing and plain fun.

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I must say that I was so pleased to find your site. I have been on other singles sites and it is so discouraging because 99.9% of the singles are out for fun and games and hardly anyone truly believes in the sovereignty of God. It is a breath of fresh air to read the profiles on your site.

A.

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By the way, I am enjoying the interaction on the site. I am actually finding mature believers, male & female, to share ideas with – and to minister to! I was overjoyed to find a singles site for reformed believers. Thank you very much for making it possible!
M. 

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Hi Dean,
I began membership last year with only the intention of meeting eligible gentlemen. However, I have found this site to be far richer than that. I have corresponded with a number of other believers, male and female, who have been a great source of encouragement, edification, guidance, and protection. I did not anticipate these blessings from a forum such as this, namely the chat room. So thank you. Keep up the good work.
Sincerely,
D

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Oh yes. I have to agree. I have been having some great conversations with people. But then again, that is the way you are supposed to meet someone…Through Godly fellowship? It seems perfect.


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My only concern is that I am becoming a SGS junkie!
Dear Dean, thank you SOOOOO much for creating this site. I have been having such a hard time finding a guy who loves the Scriptures like I do and appreciates the doctrines of grace.
L.


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Thank you dear Brother in Christ for setting up a dating site for fellow Reformed believers. I have had membership in most of the better known so called Christian sites, and been thoroughly disappointed. Not just with the membership itself, but with the many in them that claim Christ. It seems that the vast majority of men and women that frequent them, especially the chat rooms, are anything but true converted people. I attend a small Reformed Baptist Family church in Oregon, and its so hard to find like minded folks online (nigh impossible) at the many dating links. I look forward to spending some time and Lord willing perhaps find a fellow believer here for friendship and company.
 

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I just wanted to say that this site feels like an oasis in the desert of meaningless singles web-site. I feel like people are real with who they are & that we can band together in prayer.
soonerboy

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Thanks. By the way, I have really been blessed by meeting a woman from this site. Thank you for having this website available. A friend of mine badgered me for a long time before I gave in and posted my bio here. I really did not expect to meet anyone. God truly does work in mysterious ways.
Pat

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Hi there, I must say, thank you for creating it. It is very seldom I find a place where I meet like minded individuals.


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Oh, and by the way…THANK YOU! For all the work you have done here on SGS. Praise be to God for introducing me to a WONDERFUL man through this site. I am looking forward to meeting Josh face to face! 

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Hey Dean, just wanted you to know the site is great! It does not feel like just adating site but a nice place to meet new people both men and women. Thanks for having the vision to create this Dean!


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I have been reading through profile after profile – Dean! I am so impressed. There are so many truly wonderfully delightful and mature Christian brothers and sisters on this site.


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It is hard to put into words the difference that SGS is to the -Christian online dating- world. Having been on two of the many such sites, I find this is so, so distinct and different. The caliber of people are so much deeper and actually readers of Scripture and deep theological works! It is amazing!

Gratefully,
A D

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I will pray that God will bless this site and all of us that use it. Blessings to you from Australia
Rosa

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This place has a hearty and sound sense of humor combined with people who still respect and honor their Lord in conversation and conduct. Wonderful stuff, God be praised.

Thank you Dean! And thank you so much for this wonderful site. I have made some dear friends already! God bless you
Sister Sue

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I just quickly want to thank you for this website. I have made lots of new friends and am so blessed to be able to communicate with other Christians on a daily basis.
Sincerely, 
KellyC
 

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“…thank you very much for creating such an amazing website and upholding Biblical Christianity. 🙂
A.
 

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“Everyday I pray for one or two SGS friends who feel alone, sad and sick and these things make me sad and I pray that our mighty Lord be for them their Shaddai, Adonai, Jireh…. all…  like me, and their hearts be calm and waiting in Him.   
 
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If you are more than 60 and you don’t have a good family, friends and/or church support that encourage you, everyday is hard to continue.   The christian family need to encoureged ono another all the time.”


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“Canceling with THANKSGIVING- Dean, I wanted to thank you for such a great site… I trust the Lord will continue to bless SGS in mighty ways. I just returned from a trip to Florida to meet face to face a lovely lady I met on SGS and have been talking with for two months almost every night for hours on end. God in his wonderful providence used SGS to introduce us and then allowed His Holy Spirit to minister to both of us through the other. Thank you again for your wonderful site and please remove my subscription with my deepest gratitude. Warmest regards, Charles.”

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aleafonthewind

It has taken a while to share our story but I really want to offer some encouragement for SGSers, especially the ladies who have been experiencing “prolonged” singleness. But truly the overarching theme is that of God’s sovereignty, not our methods or philosophies or courtship styles. With that in mind:

I had been on SGS for several years, in its many different configurations. I had made friends with men and with women, some of whom I am still in (blessed) contact with today. Though it was my general policy to not initiate contact with men that fit my general idea of a potential suitor (aka The Man God Would Have for Me), if it seemed that it would be clear to both of us that I was not doing that, if they were a much younger man or a man overseas for example, and there was some reason to do so, I did sometimes send a private message. My list of what would most surely be found (ahem) in The Man God Would Have for Me included that they would be older. Not even the same age as myself, but older.

So when Bearded Paladin joined the site one day, he was not on the list for potential mates because he was younger than me. But he reminded me of a dear friend who had just moved away and his profile header was interesting to me. So I sent him a note.

We began a chatting friendship and it was so intriguing to us both how much we had in common. We began to chat more frequently and with longer notes. Within a month we moved to private email offsite.


About a month into our correspondence, Nick asked if we could speak by phone as it was getting to be so time consuming to send long emails and wait for the reply. I agreed and gave him my number. During our initial conversation, I knew I was getting into a heart-guarding situation. He had previously mentioned that he was on another dating site and was in contact with other women. During our phone call he mentioned it again and that in fact, he had intended to speak with a woman from that other site that very night but something had come up on her end so he had called me instead. He seemed to think that was providential but I was too busy worrying about what I had gotten myself into to track with him down that road.  He asked me some fairly personal questions that evening, questions I was not in the habit of discussing with a man who was “only a friend” and who was not interested in me romantically (as he must not have been, I thought, because I assumed he wanted a younger woman with which to have more children, among other things) so I demurred. That evening I began to consider how I was going to “handle” him in future as I knew I was in emotional danger and prayed for wisdom in how to proceed or to extricate myself graciously.

The next morning I found a very open and detailed email from Nick stating his intention to cancel his membership at the other site and to begin to pointedly continue in his communication with me, to begin a courtship. Though I was nervous as all get out, I also felt that this was of the Lord, whether it would lead to marriage or would not. And so we began an official courtship in June of 2014.

We began to have Skype “dates” once a week or so, with daily emails and phone conversations several times a week. As we were on FB, I was also able to “observe” him in several theological groups he was a part of, one of which he was an administrator of. It was illuminating to see his interacts with friends and strangers, including difficult people. (His wisdom, knowledge, and kindness were more than appealing!)

He visited me for the first time in July, staying with my pastor and his family. He met several of my friends and worshiped with my church body, thus being vetted by many.  I visited him in September, staying with one of his elders’ family. I met his sons as well as his parents and sister. I also worshiped with his local body, meeting some of his friends. I returned for another visit in November. He came to see me twice in December, with us finally being able to arrange a meeting with my (adult) son before Christmas. During early December, he had a conversation with my pastor about his intention to propose marriage and had a similar conversation with my son after their meeting. He asked me to marry him on NYE of 2014.

We spent our engagement period in premarital counseling via Skype (with my pastor), while I began to pack up my things and made ready to move to Texas. We were married on June 20, 2015 at my home church and I became a Texan the following week.


There are so many little things that happened over the period of our courtship that were clearly of the Lord that it would take pages and pages to tell of and would surely be boring for all of you.  These things were over and against some things that we both had on our lists of requirements (and preferences) we thought we should be looking for. As they unfolded we were able to refine what a godly mate, for us, looked like. We have been given an amazing gift in each other and are so thankful that such a place as SGS exists. Though I was on the site for years, my bearded paladin was only on for a short time (he says it was on his first day that I contacted him but I can neither confirm nor deny that allegation  .)

As an aside and hopefully a further encouragement to you all, we are members of a small church with less than a dozen families. One of those families also met on SGS and another has a family member who married via SGS. I find that amazing.

 
 
 
                                    

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