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.But John knows better because he's still married, and dating now would go against God's desires.One way to avoid the temptation of settling is to know what's acceptable and what's not, to both you and God, before you start looking for love.This is where slowing down before getting into a serious relationship helps.Some people hold off until engagement before introducing their significant other to their kids.
Healing is also necessary to follow God's command to" do unto others what you would have them do unto you," (Matthew ).
He never introduces his date as his girlfriend, but a friend.
This spares his children from the complicated emotions that will inevitably come with adjusting to a new stepparent prematurely.
Be aware that when you commit to remain celibate until you remarry, there may be some people who will try to convince you that you are being unreasonable. Instead, run the other direction and resolve to date only fellow believers who share your convictions.
The Bible is clear about this: Maintaining your sexual integrity is not optional; neither is getting romantically involved with someone who doesn't share your faith (2 Cor. Above all, God wants to come first in all you do (Matthew ). During that time, several men have come and gone from her life.