Have you noticed the number of people who get married the day after they are divorced? If the separation period is a time to seek reconciliation, why spend energy in an activity that leads to divorce and remarriage? We are still married while we are separated, and we ought to so live, whether or not our spouse complies.I know this is difficult to accept, but I believe the present trend of open dating immediately after separation must be deterred.Such activity encourages and contributes to the increasing divorce rate. Develop friends, but refuse romantic involvement until the fate of your marriage is determined.If you believe in the power of human choice, then you must concede that your estranged spouse may well turn from his or her estrangement and seek reconciliation. The above article comes from the book, Hope For the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed, written by Dr Gary Chapman, published by Moody Publishers.Please note however that some of the events posted require that those who attend already be divorced or widowed.
After several years of counseling the separated, I am more convinced than ever that Britton Wood is right. But most of those who are dating will never be reconciled. Dating is a prelude to remarriage, not therapy for reconciliation. You are extremely vulnerable during these days of separation.This book deals with the question of dating while separated, how to relate to your children during this time, and ways to improve communication.Assignments are given to encourage growth both as individuals and as a couple.Whether you've been single again for two days or two decades, this group is for you.Those who are dealing with the stress of separation and want to find Christian fellowship are also welcome to join the Meetup group.