Often relationships that show potential turn out not to be a great fit.
Both man and woman should part, wishing the other well in their ongoing search for a spouse, with the goal being a God-honoring marriage. The solution is the cross, not avoiding dating the one who will give cause for jealousy.
I recently met a guy who has the godly qualities I would want in a mate, and thus far we've been great friends. However, unbeknownst to me, this guy is my really good friend's ex-boyfriend. How does one deal with being attracted to a friend's ex-boyfriend? Neither of these would be easy to walk through, but on their own, they are not necessarily reason to make the possibility of dating him off limits.
If you do start dating and she were to get upset, I would guess that either she and he acted more married than they should have and their breakup was more like a divorce than a simple decision to not pursue the possibility of marriage anymore, or that she is not a Christian, or not a mature Christian, and is given to envy and jealousy.
We must pray that God will help us see the avenues of escape He provides (1 Corinthians ) and help us have the want to and the courage to take them.
Just because someone is attractive is not reason enough to pursue a relationship with him. But conversely, just because someone once dated another person doesn't mean you shouldn't pursue a relationship, even if that former girlfriend is one of your friends. Sincerely, CANDICE WATTERS If you’ve enjoyed this article, will you consider giving a tax-deductible gift to Boundless right now?
We're commanded as believers to rejoice with those who rejoice.
The point of Christian dating is to find a suitable spouse.
No man shall settle for second best in a relationship with a woman.
If there is strife, again the issue is sin (James 4:1-2).
What may be needed, should this man ask you out on a date and should that date lead to a relationship that in turn leads to a falling out with your friend, is help learning how to walk biblically in friendship.
If a woman is taken, no man who does not claim the title of "Her Man" may spend time alone with her.
The title of "Her Man" may only be given by the aforementioned woman.