Dating while getting a divorce
“I also saw that my ex wasn't the only guy who would want to be with me.
It bolstered my confidence for dating.” Claudia Barnett needed some alone time to heal before seeking a new relationship.
Such a divorce, therefore, is a spiritual failure and should prompt those involved to focus on the Lord and not on seeking to replace the one being divorced.
The third situation in which dating during the divorce process might occur is that of a person who causes a divorce, i.e., the “guilty” party in a divorce.
Most marriages in Bible times were arranged, and any contact between two prospective spouses was strictly monitored.
In addition, no matter what view one takes on the issue of divorce, it is important to remember Malachi : “‘I hate divorce,’ says the LORD, the God of Israel” (NAS).
" Answer: The question of dating during the divorce process is difficult to answer for several reasons.
For one thing, the concept of “dating” as we know it today is nowhere mentioned in the Bible.
Since the purpose of dating to find a spouse or to seek companionship with the opposite sex, biblically speaking, a married man or woman is not free to date, even if there is a pending divorce.Question: "I am in the process of getting a divorce.Can I start dating, or do I have to wait until the divorce is final?“Everyone ends a relationship by grieving the emotional investment.For some people, that happens before they move out.
Most people going through a divorce, even when it is not their fault and even when they have biblical reasons, are usually shattered by the circumstances and not in any frame of mind to be “dating.” People don’t usually make good decisions while “on the rebound.” For a still-hurting divorced person or someone in a painful divorce process to be dating is neither wise nor prudent.