Dating during a marriage separation

17 Nov

Is it okay for a married but separated person to date other people? The situation that brought it to the forefront is not unique.Lillian Kwon’s Christian Post article begins “Dinesh D' Souza, president of The King's College and co-producer of ‘2016: Obama's America,’ is facing scrutiny for his relationship with a woman whom he has introduced to some as his fiancée.

When you start dating someone else while you are separated, you make reconciliation more difficult. Unfortunately there are those of the opposite sex who would like to take advantage of your vulnerability.

Your own emotions are erratic, and it would be easy for you to get infatuated with anyone who treats you with dignity, respect, and warmth.

Have you noticed the number of people who get married the day after they are divorced? If the separation period is a time to seek reconciliation, why spend energy in an activity that leads to divorce and remarriage? We are still married while we are separated, and we ought to so live, whether or not our spouse complies.

After several years of counseling the separated, I am more convinced than ever that Britton Wood is right. But most of those who are dating will never be reconciled. Dating is a prelude to remarriage, not therapy for reconciliation. You are extremely vulnerable during these days of separation.

” I first read that statement in Britton Wood’s book, . Wood has worked with singles and separated persons longer than anyone in his denomination. I know that dating while separated is accepted, even encouraged, in our society. You need people who care and help bear the load, but the dating context is not the best place to find such help.