Christian advice for dating a divorced man

25 Apr

I’d need to be sure my potential partner had taken time to heal, and was truly ready to move on.

How long that takes will vary, depending on the person and their circumstances.

Second, when the former spouse has died or remarried, reconciliation becomes clearly impossible, and then remarriage is biblically legitimate in all cases.

And third, the prospective marriage partner must also be a believer: “but he must belong to the Lord” (1 Corinthians NIV).

Others believe God doesn’t condemn us to be single forever if we, or our former spouse, made mistakes or behaved badly.

I knew it was unfair: many people’s marriages end against their will, and through no fault of their own.

Far from being commitment-shy, they were keen to find a good woman and get on with the business of building a healthy relationship.

These chaps were often more confident, and knew exactly what they were looking for in a partner.

Jesus was once asked about the grounds for divorce (Matthew 19:3-9).

In His reply, Jesus reiterated God’s ideal for a lifelong marriage (Matthew 19:4-8).