Start dating after divorce christian
And what about all that emotional baggage that comes with a divorce – once bitten, twice shy? But over time, I had to repent of my prejudices and revise my assumptions.
Most of the divorcés I met actually had less baggage and fewer hang-ups than some of the ‘forever singles’!
How long that takes will vary, depending on the person and their circumstances.
However, based on my own journey of recovery after the painful ending of a long engagement, I’d be wary of anything less than a couple of years.
This is even an order of magnitude greater in my opinion for divorcees my age. It can feel like time-traveling back to high school (or junior high for some of you). Remind yourself that you want to be faithful to God’s design for sexual intimacy, that you want to show respect and care for the woman you are dating, and that waiting has true benefits.
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.
After all I am over half a century old with an adult son and a daughter in High School. Some advisers tell me that I need to wait until I am dead, well almost dead to start dating again.
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.Would Like To Meet by Hopeful Girl is packed with funny and moving stories from the Christian dating scene.