Scripture warns believers to "guard your heart" (Proverbs ).For the single parent, this means that you will have to do some "guarding" for your children by not involving them with your suitors too soon in a relationship.She was ready to date and had taken time to seek God and heal after her divorce three years earlier.She thought her lunch date had done the same, but she quickly discovered otherwise. During their lunch, his eyes filled with tears and anguish.Jennifer's, Samantha's and John's concerns are common, because according to the U. Census Bureau, 19.3 million Americans get divorced each year, and many of them date and eventually remarry.
Sadly, when Sharon's relationships don't work out, not only is her heart broken, but so is her son's.Not only does going slow give you time to heal, but it also helps you better assess those you date.If you have taken the time to understand yourself and the dynamics that contributed to your divorce, you are more likely to make a godly choice in choosing the second time.Some people hold off until engagement before introducing their significant other to their kids.(Granted, this can create other complications because you want to know how your children will respond to a potential mate prior to engagement.) Bryan, a single father of three, always meets his dates on neutral ground with his children, such as at a church picnic or at movie theatre with friends.