Dating before divorce christian
If I had taken his past seriously and asked some tough questions, we may have not gone out again after the first date.Even though I knew breaking-up was the right decision, it’s always hard to say good-bye to someone you spend time getting to know.It was also a red flag that my suspicions were right – we didn’t share the same level of interest in each other.When the night was over I went to his hotel room to see if he was there. Then he said, “Here I am a 34-year-old man at a singles’ retreat.” That’s when I knew that dating someone who had been married was more complicated than dating someone who had not. Today as I listen to single women tell their stories about dating divorced men, I remember my experience well.I see them making choices about dating divorced men similar to ones I made.
Soon after the incident at the singles’ retreat my boyfriend and I broke up.If it’s our desire to treat marriage as a covenant between two people that represents Jesus’ covenant with the Church, then we must respect marriage.That means that until a legal divorce has taken place, the person is still married, even if their separation from their spouse goes on for months or years.A healthy purpose for a dating relationship is to discern possible marriage.Otherwise the dating relationship is nothing more than selfishness of either one or both people.