Even the innocent victim of an unwanted divorce is still married until the marriage is legally or formally ended.
Forging a dating relationship outside of marriage, even for those getting a divorce, gives the wrong appearance.
Scenario One If you have children and are planning to expose the children to someone you intend to date, you should be sure this person has the character and moral qualities of someone you are willing to have around your children.
If this person’s character and moral qualities are in question, the other parent of your children could use your involvement with this person as a reason to try to change the custody arrangement.
Question: "I am in the process of getting a divorce.
Can I start dating, or do I have to wait until the divorce is final?
The second situation in which dating during the divorce process could occur is that of a person who divorces his/her spouse for non-biblical reasons.
Prior to this statute, if a person engaged in sexual relations with a married person, even if the married person was separated from his or her spouse, the mere act of having sexual relations with a married (but separated) person constituted .
The Plaintiff in such a case would be your former spouse suing your new romantic interest.
He/she would try to make the claim that you were involved with this new romantic interest before you were separated, and he/she would offer your post separation conduct as corroborative evidence to the claim that the relationship predated the separation.
All of the biblical allowances for remarriage after a divorce relate to the “innocent” spouse in a divorce with biblical grounds.
There is no biblical allowance for remarriage for a spouse divorced for unbiblical reasons or for a spouse who caused a divorce, whether by adultery, abandonment, and/or other possible grounds.