Christian advice for dating after divorce
Theology aside, I admit that when I began my dating journey, I was somewhat prejudiced against divorcés.I knew it was unfair: many people’s marriages end against their will, and through no fault of their own.
It’s a theological tangle I’m not qualified to unpick – we each have to exercise our own judgement.Hopeful Girl is the singles/dating columnist for Woman Alive magazine. I should have relationships and sex all figured out by now right? Now that is exposed, I want to tell you where I am now and seek some prayerful wisdom.Most of the divorcés I met actually had less baggage and fewer hang-ups than some of the ‘forever singles’!Despite having been through painful break-ups, they were convinced of the benefits of marriage, and weren’t afraid to have another crack at it.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.
Are you prepared for their children to be suspicious and resentful of you, at least to start with? If you’re divorced yourself, what advice would you give to others?
Would Like To Meet by Hopeful Girl is packed with funny and moving stories from the Christian dating scene.
‘Divorce, broken families and shattered dreams – and me picking through the carnage.
Some believe that, once married, a person is never free to marry again unless their spouse dies – and no exceptions.
They’d learned from their mistakes and seemed well equipped to conduct a grown-up relationship.