Christian books dating after divorce
Dear Divorced Christian, That term still stings, doesn’t it?
It seems as if people everywhere want you to wear a large, scarlet letter “D” around your neck.
You don’t fit with the happy little families, all coming together to celebrate holidays and special events as a “complete” family.
Even if you did fit in, there are time constraints. You begged God, night and day, to save your marriage. You gave your all for years and years, and you never saw anything except continued adultery in return.
When this journey began for me nearly six years ago, I wasn’t sure I believed those promises. I had dedicated my life to him, and the “blessing” I received was a husband who was unrepentant of his adultery. He gently reminded me that he has been with me all the days of my life and that he wasn’t going to leave me now. He told me that I am the apple of his eye (Psalm 17:8).
And, it’s often the sins of Proverbs 6 that lead to divorce. I am sure you have heard the arguments that you cannot remarry unless you want to live in adultery and risk your eternal soul. There are scholars who say remarriage is never an option.
Since walking through my own divorce, I have come to the conclusion that God hates divorce because of the immense pain and suffering that it causes his children. There are scholars who say remarriage is only an option in the case of adultery.
You don’t really fit with the singles, an eclectic group that spans many decades.
And you don’t fit with the married groups either, even though you once did.