God takes the union of two people in marriage very seriously; however, at times many of us rush into (and out of) His Will, don’t listen to His voice, or choose to “do our own thing.” As a result (of not following Him explicitly) we sometimes (feel we made a mistake and) want a “do-over.”SEE ALSO: What are the Grounds for Biblical Divorce?
Divorce is often the consequence of those relational decisions in conjunction with the selfishness of one or both parties in a marriage.
I recently received an email from a female reader seeking my input on a situation that she's dealing with.
She's a single woman without kids who's dating a divorced dad with a daughter.
You can read Today we have a blended family of four.
Let me first say that I'm not a relationship expert. I’m nothing more than a dad who has walked an interesting path on my way to raising two wonderful kids.Dear Duana, I’ve gotten involved with three women I met online in the last year, only to find they were all still married. It makes a lot of sense when you see it from their side.* People need love, or at least some contact.I had asked each of them whether their divorce was final before meeting in person, and they all said yes! Many studies confirm that isolation doesn’t just make us miserable, it can literally make us ill.Should I have one coffee date and see what I think? Eventually, we told them, and about 2 years later our divorce was final…..[He also] knew that it would take me time to re-enter the workforce after having been a stay at home mom to our children, and that after we were divorced I would have no health insurance… ) First off, why are many people so eager to date before they’re divorced—sometimes to the point of hiding their still-married status?I’ve had some real life experiences regarding this topic and I've learned somehow to navigate my way through the circumstances.