Christian perspectives on dating divorcees
You can back off, take your time, and still make progress in the relationship. And if and when you marry, you will be glad you waited. I’m on a campaign for myself and other wives in 2016 to memorize more scripture, because this is one of the best ways to arm ourselves with truth. Is staying pure until marriage impossible these days? Actually, Jacob waited for Rachel for seven years (see Genesis 29). Last Monday, I gave a general perspective of the situation, and you can read that post HERE. As Pastor James Mac Donald has often said, “When God says makes some things more bearable — like it’s hard for me to be upset about some of the little annoyances from my husband when he just brought me to ecstasy hours earlier. But when you’re dating someone, you need those glasses transparent so you can get to know this person and how you are together. Today, I want to get into specifics on staying sexually pure. After being married and having a sex life, it can feel excruciatingly slow to back everything up to holding hands, then a soft kiss, then a lingering kiss, and then a more passionate kiss . If you add sex into the mix, you’ll feel prematurely attached and less able to see them clearly. I realize it may feel like you don’t have that kind of time, but slow isn’t years. We cannot do this on our own, so seek out all the Christian resources you need to stay sexually pure. Here are 7 mistakes single Christian women should examine and consider correcting.Going to church and praising God is a beautiful thing.It can feel like there is so much unnecessary nonsense attached, and that causes some to lose hope.
But sex has a purpose and a place, and that is within the confines of marriage.
Whether your experience with married sex was good or bad, you still experienced the freedom to be sexually intimate with your spouse and that is something that can be difficult to step away from after divorce.
Now I’ve read a lot of posts on the forum and I can see that so many of you are vehemently committed to living a chaste life and having chaste relationships. But society has stacked the odds against you and sexual intimacy is still one of the most common mistake people make after a divorce.
I think all Christians would agree that God's ideal for marriage is "one man and one woman, living together in marriage until parted by death." We see this emphasized by our Lord in Matthew 19:3-12.
As strict as the Pharisees were, they believed that divorce was permissible.