Dating and intimacy after divorce
Can we promise to signal each other if we’re feeling tempted, and we’ll immediately leave and take a walk? ” If it’s not a relationship but just a date, have your escape route figured out yourself. Is there someone you can call to talk you through it? When you’re dealing with a specific situation, like staying sexually pure, find Bible verses that help you remember God’s plan and your own goals. Study them and memorize ones you can bring to mind in the moment.
For example, a woman recently divorced from her husband and wrote that she was totally blindsided by her husband's leaving.Last Monday, I gave a general perspective of the situation, and you can read that post HERE. As Pastor James Mac Donald has often said, “When God says makes some things more bearable — like it’s hard for me to be upset about some of the little annoyances from my husband when he just brought me to ecstasy hours earlier. But when you’re dating someone, you need those glasses transparent so you can get to know this person and how you are together. Today, I want to get into specifics on staying sexually pure. After being married and having a sex life, it can feel excruciatingly slow to back everything up to holding hands, then a soft kiss, then a lingering kiss, and then a more passionate kiss . If you add sex into the mix, you’ll feel prematurely attached and less able to see them clearly. I realize it may feel like you don’t have that kind of time, but slow isn’t years. We cannot do this on our own, so seek out all the Christian resources you need to stay sexually pure. Several couples he worked with found friends with whom to trade child care so that one couple went out on Friday night while the other babysat, and then they switched the following evening.Other couples plan a lunch together once or twice a week so that they can increase the time they spend together.