Is it okay to begin a new relationship before the divorce is final?The scenario is usually presented to me something like the following.Furthermore, it is disingenious for the other party to be dating someone who regards their current legal bond so lightly. For an in depth and extremely conservative study on this subject see the book "The Divorce Myth", by J. Perhaps in an effort to avoid legalism, we have lost perspective on the fact that God does know best, and His ways are always best. Maybe a life of celibacy for the divorcee who simply stays close to Jesus is much better for them than the possibility of making the same mistakes over again in a subsequent marriage.) Perhaps we have come to the place in American Christianity where we think that because the scriptures state clearly that God is love, we don't have to reckon with His other attributes, such as wisdom, justice, etc. As to responsibilities of the church in regards to confrontation and accountability, the scriptures are clear (1 Tim. Confrontation must always be done with a view toward restoration of the repentant. Seek wisdom from your church leadership, if possible. The answer might be that in the case of "dating" there is no evidence of sexual misconduct and therefore no clear point of sin to confront.In an even more conservative perspective, many would say that even after the divorce, remarriage may not be a legitimate option. I personally think that anyone who is currently legally married and yet is "dating" while awaiting divorce proceedings, is undermining whatever is left of their marriage and showing no regard for the possibility of a future reconciliation.
When Becky was invited to lunch by a man she met at a bookstore, she was excited.Friends, I met this guy in my building where I work and he told me he's going through a divorce, and is currently dating someone he met. Separation is a time to regroup spiritually not for starting an afair. Is this God's way to date while going through a divorce? Join Our Christian Singles and Take The Relationships Quiz --- Holiness is still Holy. Everything else such as irreconcilable differences is garbage made up by the world and if you divorced based on it you are commiting Adultery when you remarry.This is why we must stay prayed up, because God understands that we are "filthy rags" during our stay here on this earth.I truly believe that its possible to spiritually connect with an individual while going through a divorce, however, God doesn't intend for us to take such a relationship and turn it in to what we feel is an act of God by saying God has put someone into our lives for any other reason other than his intended will.