Scripture dating while separated
Similar situation I got married on paper and I was going to plan the real wedding and make my heart commitment to my "husband" and promise God to remain faithful, etc at a later time. I want to date but is it ok due to our circumstances Arranged marriages were the strict rule in Biblical times, so dating is not really a Biblical practice.
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.If that committment is broken, and trust cannot be mended, separation (divorce)will occur naturally.Friends, my friend stopped by my desk today to tell me his girlfriend is pregnant and he doesn't know what to do.His focus towards the opposite sex should be trying to reconcile with his wife, instead of trying to take the easy way out through divorce.The only grounds he has for divorce is if she committed adultery. Here in my state (NC), people who have a legal separation (sep.So, your comparison is lame and pointless, and makes no sense whatsoever 3.
What would be the difference if he spent this totally innocent kind of evening on the night before the final paper was signed or the night after it was- nothing with his "marriage" has changed- it's still over. IF it has, and if the marriage has been over for a long time, and they're just waiting on a piece of paper to declare it legally over, I don't think there's anything un-holy or sinful about him taking a "friend" to dinner and an innocent evening of companionship and conversation.
What they are really looking for is another intimate relationship. There is supposed to be a difference between Christians and the world. Scripture says we are supposed to avoid the appearance of evil.
To label oneself a christian is often a means of telling others that you are sincere and moral; but such people are often blinded to their true nature. That is why a Christian should not date before the divorce is final. Christians don't date other people while they're married!! Considering Revelation 15:4, where it is stated that the Lord only is Holy, that would seem to eliminate all others as concerns holiness. BTW Elder, my husband and I have been very happily married for well over 20 yrs, and divorce is not a word in our vocabulary-we decided that before we walked down the isle.
Please pray for him as he said he is confused because he's still married and now THIS has happene (his words).
I told him I will certainly keep him in my prayers and God causes all things to work together for good. And holiness itself is the outworking of our right standing with God through Jesus Christ.
It is an outworking of the salvation Jesus is within.