Dating as a single christian mom
All He asks us to do is know Him, delight in Him, and trust Him.Single mothers are often very responsible people, and sometimes it can be hard to just “set aside” worries and cares. 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.How should parents who are divorcing/separating deal with child custody issues? 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.Even when you do plan something like a date night in advance, there’s always a chance a single mom may have to call it off to deal with a sick kid or cancelled sitter.
Recommended Resource: From One Single Mother to Another: Heart-Lifting Encouragement and Practical Advice by Sandra Aldrich More insights from your Bible study - Get Started with Logos Bible Software for Free! What are the roles of the husband and wife in a family?If a husband’s death has left a woman single with children, there is no doubt that God will help and comfort that woman. But He is more concerned that each person, no matter what her family looks like, repenting of sin and coming into a relationship with Him.He wants us to know Him, because His creatures knowing Him brings us joy and brings Him glory.For single moms who are juggling dating with a job and kids, free time is precious, and while she will want to spend many of her nights off with you, she’ll likely want some ‘me time’ too. You’ll soon learn the importance of flexibility – and the difficulty of spontaneity.No work, no kids, no dates, just Netflix and a bath (or, let’s be honest, some actual sleep! When you’re dating a single mom you can’t just whisk her away for a romantic weekend: not when she has to organize a babysitter, emergency numbers, and replacement routines.