Divorce and dating again
This may mean seeking out your pastor for support, joining a Divorce Recovery group or visiting a Christian counselor.Some divorced church-goers try to convince themselves that God’s command to abstain from sex doesn’t apply to them — that it’s for the never-married crowd.And each new boyfriend has developed a relationship with Sharon’s son, Branden.Unfortunately, Branden’s father abandoned him, so it’s understandable that he longs for a relationship with a father figure.When Becky asked him how long he’d been divorced, he admitted that it wasn’t final yet, that he was living in the basement of the home that he and his wife shared, and that they’d only been separated for three weeks.Becky gently told her date that he needed to first pursue emotional and spiritual healing. But dating so soon will almost inevitably lead to heartache, since he’s neither emotionally nor legally available.Jennifer’s, Samantha’s and John’s concerns are common, because according to the U. Census Bureau, 19.3 million Americans get divorced each year, and many of them date and eventually remarry.Perhaps you share their concerns, as you’re also wondering how you can reenter the dating world after divorce — and do so according to God’s standards. Divorce is the death of the dreams you had when you committed yourself “for better or for worse.” As a Christian, you can’t simply separate from your spouse one day and hit the dating field the next.
Healing is also necessary to follow God’s command to” do unto others what you would have them do unto you,” (Matthew ).
She was ready to date and had taken time to seek God and heal after her divorce three years earlier.
She thought her lunch date had done the same, but she quickly discovered otherwise. During their lunch, his eyes filled with tears and anguish.
After experiencing the comforts of marriage, it can be tempting to settle for less than God’s best.
You may believe the lie that you’ll never find a godly man or woman, that you’ll have to accept whoever comes along.