Posts Tagged "Dating and Remarriage"

What Makes a Relationship Healthy?

What Makes a Relationship Healthy?

I often talk about dysfunctional relationships. Today, I would like to look at what makes a healthy relationship. I have experienced both. My first marriage was sad. It was characterized by selfishness, control, invalidation and abuse. My second marriage is…

We are God’s Bride

We are God’s Bride

I know many women (and men) who have come out of abusive relationships. Sometimes they jump right back into one. There are many reasons for this. One of them is that they feel adrift without their abusive mate, and they…

How/When To Include Your Kids?

How/When To Include Your Kids?

I hope you have enjoyed my series on dating after abuse. If you have been dating someone, and you think you may seriously have a future with him,* you may wonder when is the right time to introduce each other…

Safety Guidelines for Dating

Safety Guidelines for Dating

Former Abuse victims often worry about picking another abuser when they begin dating again. This is a valid concern. Why? Here are a few reasons many survivors will unintentionally pick an abuser again: Abusers are very charming at the beginning of…

How to Meet the Right Man?

How to Meet the Right Man?

In my last blog, I talked about how a former abuse victim can discern if she* is ready to begin dating. If you have decided you are ready to date, the next question is, how can you meet the right…

Are You Ready to Date?

Are You Ready to Date?

In last week’s blog I began my series about dating after abuse by looking at what the bible says about divorce and remarriage. This week I will help you decide if you are ready to date. This is an important…

Is it OK to Remarry After Divorce?

Is it OK to Remarry After Divorce?

In the next several weeks, I will be doing a series about dating after abuse. Before I begin writing about dating, I would like to answer a question many divorced Christian women* struggle with: Does the Bible (and God) say…