Scripture dating while separated
Instead of reconstructing the family on a foundation of faith in Christ, they drift farther apart until they eventually divorce.
This is not in God’s perfect plan for marriage and family, even if it has become acceptable in our culture.
However, I also realize the issue of dating during a marriage separation is a issue, and so needs to be talked about in the church in an honest, biblical and open way.
As both a family court mediator and minister, I’m just gonna shoot from the heart and let it fly. That’s right, the Bible has zilch to say about dating during separation.
If a spouse or child is being physically abused, for example, he or she should immediately seek help outside the home and separate from the abuser until appropriate help and treatment have been provided to all parties (see our article on domestic violence for more on this).
Prayer and counsel from their pastor are also necessary for the restoration of the marriage and family.
Marriage vows should not be taken lightly, and separation should not be undertaken casually.
Far too many couples decide to have a “trial separation” in order to discover what they truly want out of life, but they do so without any attempt to rebuild the marriage during this time.
Technically, I am still married but me and Ms Robinson live miles apart from each other and neither of us have been pushing for a divorce.God also appears to teach by implication that if the person who leaves is to remain single, he or she should not be in a romantic relationship (ie: dating) with any other person other than their spouse.