Dating mom blogs
And the purpose of this article is not to make the argument for courting versus dating or vice versa, but rather to give some advice on making healthy dating decisions, if you find yourself venturing into the dating world. My goodness, I can’t tell you the number of single mothers that I have counseled that moved far too quickly from a divorce or break-up into a new relationship. Overwhelmed and exhausted with the weight of the world on your shoulders, why not find a man to fix the loneliness? List them out long before you decide to date again. The devastation of a divorce or failed relationship can take years to heal. The worst thing that could happen to yourself or your precious kiddos is to have to go through it again. When she arrived back to her dorm room that evening, he had sent her a dozen roses with a card that said, “Thanks for the amazing first date.” As time passed, she went out with him a few more times and God slowly changed her heart, as she sought the will of her Heavenly Father. Thank God, she didn’t let her emotions ruin God’s good thing for her life. The Holy Spirit gives us a “gut check” when things aren’t quite right. It is the leading and guiding of the Spirit that gives you clear discernment. Jennifer Maggio is the happily married mother of three who has a passion for the single parent family.
Your pursuit of a new relationship won’t erase the existing hurt of an old one. Unfortunately, too many second marriages or new relationships pay the price for a broken-hearted mom who didn’t take the time to mend. Don’t wait to be head-over-heels for a guy before deciding what your boundaries will be. The man that she once had no interest in suddenly became the man of her dreams. The founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries and Overwhelmed: The Single Moms Magazine, Maggio spends many of her days praying for and counseling with single mothers nationwide.
We have family dinners together — all six of us — and Abby cooks. The two confessional authors also share a connection in a woman so inspirational that her name has become shorthand for a spirituality of its own: Oprah Winfrey.
There are others who would say that dating is perfectly natural and certainly okay, but strong boundaries should be set forth in Christian dating. Be still before God and hear what He has for you, not what you desire for yourself. We all have the friend who is dating the wrong guy and everyone knows it but her! If you embark upon a new relationship and the guy is constantly rude, late, unemployed, untrustiworthy, not kid-friendly, pushing sexual boundaries, or anything else you deem inappropriate, don’t make excuses and pretend it will go away. Jumping into the water with both feet, because he gives you the “tingles” will likely leave you disappointed in the end. I remember hearing a women’s pastor share about how she met her husband. There is a line of thinking among some Christians that all dating is wrong and leads to heartache, so the only dating should be “courting” with the intent to marry. Jeremiah 17:9 teaches us that being ruled by our hearts can be misleading or deceitful. It’s a tough question that requires a great deal of thought. It was such a weepy, sad rant — my broken heart did all the talking. When I first started dating again as a single mom, I did begin a blog.