Scripture dating while separated
Putting whatever the Scriptures have to say on the subject aside for a moment, in Family Court we teach there are many other practical reasons and pitfalls why “singles to be” should avoid dating during marital separation.Many of these are similar to those going through the process of dating after divorce, or being a single again person dating with kids. How would you answer the question of “Should dating be allowed during marriage separation?God hates divorce (Malachi ) and never intends for a couple to separate once they are married (Matthew 19:8).Because separation, whether it is legal or physical, involves the division of a married couple, it displeases God.Recommended Resource: Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts, Revised: Seven Questions to Ask Before and After You Marry by Drs.Les & Leslie Parrott Free Bible Study Book Each Month – From Faithlife and Logos Bible Software.
” Of course, I always tell them it’s none of my business.
Of course, the Bible has absolutely nothing to say about dating at all because dating is really a 20th Century phenomenon.
The closest Scripture we can find that’s even remotely related to dating while separated occurs in 1 Corinthians -19: “A wife must not leave her husband.
“Live happily with the woman you love through all the meaningless days of life that God has given you in this world.
The wife God gives you is your reward for all your earthly toil” (Ecclesiastes 9:9).