Biblical advice on dating
But John knows better because he's still married, and dating now would go against God's desires.
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.
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.
However, Scripture is clear that it doesn't matter if someone has been married or not, sex with someone other than your spouse is still fornication (I Thessalonians 4:3, I Corinthians 6:9).
You may believe the lie that you'll never find a godly man or woman, that you'll have to accept whoever comes along.
One way to avoid the temptation of settling is to know what's acceptable and what's not, to both you and God, before you start looking for love.
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And each new boyfriend has developed a relationship with Sharon's son, Branden.
When Becky was invited to lunch by a man she met at a bookstore, she was excited.
She was ready to date and had taken time to seek God and heal after her divorce three years earlier.
To begin healing, you'll want to seek counsel from committed Christians who are willing to walk through the grief process with you.
This may mean seeking out your pastor for support, joining a Divorce Recovery group or visiting a Christian counselor.
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.