A popular Christian blogger recently announced that she's getting divorced.
She knows all the biblical reasons to stay married, and she understands the far-reaching repercussions when Christians divorce.
(Those who were living in pain for a very long time, that's who.) So starting over looks different for every person, especially depending on what your marriage looked like in the day-to-day, who initiated the divorce, and how long you were married.
In my eighteen years of leading divorce recovery ministry I’ve observed men and women of various ages transition back into dating.After scrutinizing both their wise and foolish choices I believe the following “dos” and “don’ts” to be helpful. Even though you may “feel” divorced, the truth is married people don’t date.Background Institution of Marriage Dating and Choosing a Spouse Family Love Sex Remarriage After Death of a Spouse Divorce and Remarriage Biblical Grounds for Divorce Lasting Damage of Divorce Other Reasons for Divorce Questions What Is a Marriage? What Does the Bible Say About Polygamy or Bigamy - Having More Than One Wife or Husband? Church Doctrine Roman Catholic Southern Baptist United Methodist Related Articles In Biblical times, marriages were commonly arranged by the parents of the bride and groom."When Madaline is out of the house I want to date, but I don't know how." Samantha has been divorced for only a year, but would like to start dating again even though her two boys are still in elementary school.Like Jennifer, she needs some advice but is concerned about how she can make the transition into dating easy on her children. He'd like to date again, and some of his friends say he should start looking for a woman now — after all, he's getting divorced soon.When you hear the word divorce, even if you aren't divorced yourself, I would bet that almost instantly you conjure up images of pain and tears, of yelling and courtrooms, of kids with backpacks, of lawyers and paperwork, of anger and sadness. Statistics tell us that divorce is the second highest stressor after the death of a spouse. The only difference, which can make it more unnerving to walk through, is that the spouse is still alive and well in the world, and you must continue at times to interact with him.