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There is a pressure to date and re-marry but what isnt promoted too often is the even higher divorce rate of second marriages than first.The need for companionship is strong- it is a driving force in our lives from the time that we begin to socialize with others.Youll get no argument from me about the concept, I emphatically agree that two parent households are the ideal, that marriage is the intended status and that God hates divorce- but where does that leave the single parent that is in that position due to death of a spouse, a marriage that ended because of adultery or abuse, or the parent that adopted or became pregnant through insemination because they yearned to raise a family? Now, ten years later, my children and their father are just beginning to take steps toward having a relationship now that he is sober.These last ten years have not been easy, but they have allowed for me to be an intentional parent and to focus all of my efforts on my son and my daughter without interference from an adulterous and addicted spouse.As a parent you have a limited number of years with your children; there are days that are much longer than others, but after eighteen years you are done.I made a commitment to spend the years that I had with my children focusing on them.
Dating is a difficult obstacle for the single parent.
If your soul-mate does arrive on the scene then he or she will understand, and in fact desire, that your relationship with your children be the priority during your dating relationship.
A quality person with honorable intentions and a strong moral fiber would want to preserve the sanctity of your relationship with your children and not compromise any stability in your home for their own needs or desires.
I want to dispel the myth that two is better than one.
I want to ask you to press pause in your search for a mate and focus on yourself and your children.