They are shallow tools the enemy offers convincing you to wear a mask of contentment (John ; 1 Peter 5:8). What I mean is, you have to move away from the one you “love” and walk out into the unknown toward God patiently till He brings you your one, true love. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on water, and came toward Jesus.
By faith, step out of the known to grasp the true and amazing unexplainable peace and joy (Isaiah ) God offers to those who choose to trust in Him alone to meet all their needs (Proverbs 3:5). " If I had a nickel for every time I heard those words! But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!
Jennifer's, Samantha's and John's concerns are common, because according to the U. Census Bureau, 19.3 million Americans get divorced each year, and many of them date and eventually remarry.
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.
Even though she has decided to wait a few years until her daughter is grown to reenter the dating scene, she's confused about how to proceed.
"When Madaline is out of the house I want to date, but I don't know how." Samantha has been divorced for only a year, but would like to start dating again even though her two boys are still in elementary school.
Millions of people are finding sexy partners online for everything from one night stands to long term relationships.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.
Let’s face it, we have all temporarily turned to everything from shopping to food for fulfillment. There is a difference in loving and being “in love” and fully committed to the person you KNOW you were meant to marry…for better or worse.
Things--even relationships with benefits--can never truly satisfy (Colossians 3:2). You have to get out of the “love” boat to walk on the water. "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water." "Come," he said.
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.
But John knows better because he's still married, and dating now would go against God's desires.