If you need more practical tips and Biblical truths to help you change your relationships, get my FREE "15-Day Relationship Challenge" designed to give you back the power over your life. Just click here: Free 15 Day Challenge Karla Downing is an author, speaker, licensed marriage and family therapist, and Bible study teacher. Jesus also spoke about the grounds for divorce: “I tell you this, whoever divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery—unless his wife has been unfaithful” (Matthew 19:9; Also Matthew ).If one partner in the marriage is guilty of sexual immorality, then God permits divorce for the aggrieved party. Mercy in that He withholds from us the punishment that we rightly deserve.These have done a lot of damage to Christians in the name of God – and I am sure that God cries big tears for the damage that they do to His children.Perhaps you share their concerns, as you're also wondering how you can reenter the dating world after divorce — and do so according to God's standards. Divorce is the death of the dreams you had when you committed yourself "for better or for worse." As a Christian, you can't simply separate from your spouse one day and hit the dating field the next.And as with any loss, big or small, time is needed to grieve and to reassess who you are, where you've been and where God wants you to go.
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.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’!I knew it was unfair: many people’s marriages end against their will, and through no fault of their own.But I couldn’t shake the feeling that they’d already proved they had no staying power.