Biblical view on dating after divorce
Even the innocent victim of an unwanted divorce is still married until the marriage is legally or formally ended.Forging a dating relationship outside of marriage, even for those getting a divorce, gives the wrong appearance.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.The abandoned spouse may indeed be lonely, but making clear-headed, godly relationship decisions in such a situation is difficult, if not impossible.
The better choice is to abstain from any action that could endanger one spiritually or give the impression to others of a careless attitude toward marriage." 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.But Harvard sociologist Armand Nicholi III concluded, "Divorce is not a solution, but an exchange of problems." In a more personal way, novelist Pat Conroy said of his own marriage break-up, "Each divorce is the death of a small civilization." One woman wrote after her divorce, "Our divorce has been the most painful, horrid, ulcer producing, agonizing event you can imagine….