Dating with integrity

This may mean seeking out your pastor for support, joining a Divorce Recovery group or visiting a Christian counselor.

That way, when you feel tempted, you can call on them for prayer and support.

However, Scripture is clear that it doesn't matter if someone has been married or not, sex with someone other than your spouse is still fornication (I Thessalonians 4:3, I Corinthians 6:9).

Don't wait to put some practical boundaries in place, such as not staying at your date's home overnight.

After experiencing the comforts of marriage, it can be tempting to settle for less than God's best.

You may believe the lie that you'll never find a godly man or woman, that you'll have to accept whoever comes along.

And as with any loss, big or small, time is needed to grieve and to reassess who you are, where you've been and where God wants you to go.

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