Now that I have your attention, no, it doesn’t mean what you think it means.
I’ve been reading my way around traditional-minded blogs and around the manosphere, and I find it remarkable how hugely important becoming “marriageable” seems, even to the Christians.
A woman who calls herself Elspeth wrote this post for her very nice blog “Loving in the Ruins”, which is fine as far as it goes. But check out the comments section. People are desperate to get married. Parents are worrying themselves sick because their children have told them that marriage might not be in the cards. Post after post after post is written all about how to turn yourself into marriageable material. Indeed, that is the whole point of the endeavor of some Christians to “Christianize” game.
But really, who cares if you don’t get married? I’ll give you an example of what I mean. Here’s a comment from Elspeth’s post, a woman named Maeve:
My older daughter is somewhat covertly communicating to me that she doesn’t think marriage is in the cards for her – and part of it is she has no idea how to go about meeting someone she would consider marriage material…I don’t know – I really don’t.
St. Paul said it is better not to marry. So if one of your children says marriage probably isn’t in the cards for them shouldn’t your reaction be “Sounds fine! No reason it has to be”?
I am not anywhere close to courting or anything right now (for a lot of reasons), and so what? If I don’t marry, it’s better than fine. It’s actually better than if I was married, provided I don’t fornicate.
And no, the “state” of marriage or society does not change Scripture. It doesn’t matter that marriage is the foundation of society or that divorce is up or that same-sex marriage is a thing. We are in the end times, and it is better to be celibate like Paul.
I think that’s another reason I feel so uncomfortable with the Christianization of something like game. Any philosophy that centers around attraction or making yourself marriage material has something seriously off about it right off the bat, at least from a Christian perspective.