I have been dating someone for 6 months who also has one child from a previous relationship.However, something inside me is unsure if I ever want to marry again, and I'm relatively sure my boyfriend doesn't see marriage in a positive light either.When you hear the word divorce, even if you aren't divorced yourself, I would bet that almost instantly you conjure up images of pain and tears, of yelling and courtrooms, of kids with backpacks, of lawyers and paperwork, of anger and sadness. Statistics tell us that divorce is the second highest stressor after the death of a spouse. The only difference, which can make it more unnerving to walk through, is that the spouse is still alive and well in the world, and you must continue at times to interact with him. But a divorce is the death of a marriage and the death of your dream for it.EDITOR'S NOTE: He Said-She Said is a biweekly advice column for singles featuring a question from a reader with responses from a male and female point of view.If you've got a question about anything related to singleness or living the single life, please submit it to [email protected] (selected questions will be posted anonymously).God takes the union of two people in marriage very seriously; however, at times many of us rush into (and out of) His Will, don’t listen to His voice, or choose to “do our own thing.” As a result (of not following Him explicitly) we sometimes (feel we made a mistake and) want a “do-over.”SEE ALSO: What are the Grounds for Biblical Divorce?
I have continued seeking him and have started questioning the motives that drive what I do; I desire him to be the center of my life.
Today as I listen to single women tell their stories about dating divorced men, I remember my experience well.
I see them making choices about dating divorced men similar to ones I made.
QUESTION: Would I be sinning to marry a divorced woman?
The woman I love left her ex-husband due to battery, not adultery.