I am a 29 year old woman and I am currently going through a divorce. I did not initiate the divorce and I did my best to be a faithful and good wife to my husband despite his unfaithfulness, lack of financial provision and other issues.
The one thing I want most out of life is to be a wife and mother. My question is: is it ok to date while the divorce is still pending? I was living in the US with my husband but since the divorce I have moved back to my home country (the United Kingdom).
I am a Christian but would be interested to hear your point of view on this.
It sounds like you have been through a number of very difficult and disappointing years. We pray that the future holds much happiness and fulfillment for you as a wife and mother. If you handle things correctly from here on and God blesses you, there is every chance of the good life awaiting you up ahead.
For people of faith, marriage is entered into by engaging in two separate processes. One is obtaining a civil marriage, according to the laws of one’s country. The other is spiritual; more of a covenant that includes God in the new relationship. We usually think of it as the religious ceremony in contrast to the civil contract.