Dating while waiting for divorce to be final
Secret sin can be well hidden from many, even leadership.
There are too many current stories circulating in the past year to confirm this truth.
If 'dating' is only defined as a sexual relationship prior to divorce, (which isn't Biblically condoned before marriage anyway) then we could claim any relationship as 'only friends', yet spending time and investing emotional energy into a friendship.
I believe there needs to be caution here, and do we really need to determine motive if two are seen as a couple routinely.
( In my situation, the marriage was very abusive, and resulted in immoral, deviant behaviors and an unrepentant spouse.
It would have been dangerous to myself and children to remain in the circumstances.
I gently advise to not blame one person for choosing wrong.
And now I stand in His good place Amazed by grace, in His embrace...."Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures..." (1 Co.
Sure, I can walk away, yet who holds leadership accountable? David Carter, you commented that confrontation must always be done with caution.
Can you further explain what this means..or why is the need for caution?
I see alot of Christians openly date, even in church -while going through a divorce. Is the church responsible to hold accountable these actions if they know, especially if someone is serving at church or on staff?
Jesse If by "date" you mean going out with friends, with no intention of getting serious, maybe there is no issue, other than avoiding the appearance of evil.