Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Dear Andrea, Seven months ago, I became involved with a woman whose husband had abandoned her.If her conscience says Godâ€™s command for us to forgive would have her reconcile to him that is what she must do, regardless of his past offenses.I suspect the coveting in your heart makes you want to believe his repentance is insincere to protect against your own conscience.The person may still be living with their spouse, even if they aren’t divorced. You really have no idea if they are really planning on getting divorced or are just playing you for a fool. Anyone who is still legally married and dating is committing adultery.
I fell in love also and we began a very close and loving relationship…. She says she feels such pressure and that she wanted to be alone. I thought this was getting to a critical point so I dashed over to her house. She had to be firm and tell her ex-husband the truth about us and to let him go. Today I woke up to none of my usual email messages from her. Without that risk, we will never share true love with anyone. We had talked a few times about faith, our families, hobbies—you know, all the normal stuff. If the person separated isn’t emotionally healed by God, then they will be upset when you can’t meet their emotional needs. The person isn’t emotionally healed from the marriage.Do you want to invest in someone who isn’t investing you?Every relationship takes two people committed to giving more than taking. Whether you meet a man at the local sushi joint (that hasn’t happened to me, but it would be cool because I love sushi), or converse with a man online … Children could experience grace and redemption in the lives of their parents. What are other reasons you can think of to not date someone who is separated?