Christian widow widowers dating

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Dear Jim: I AM A RECENT WIDOW AND WANT TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC DATING ADVICE FOR ME?

I am pleased at the “peace” you have regarding your husband and his presence with our Lord.

Christians desperately need to recover a way of seeing the single life as valid on its own terms, and not simply as a holding tank.

Though never-marrieds are made to feel like failures, that would hardly be history's judgment of their great example, the apostle Paul.

This is a grieving process for widows and you need to be “through” this before you consider dating.

Have a plan The desire to find someone to share your life with now is very natural.

But these thoughts make me feel so guilty and disloyal to my late husband, who is now with the Lord. You can't visualize how the rest of your life is supposed to go, now that the life you shared with your husband has been taken away. Once we've begun a successful relationship, we find it takes on its own existence.

While it does not remove many of the things you are learning to deal with, it is a great gift.

Before you entertain dating, I do have some suggestions for you.

When this union is broken the surviving partner reels disoriented, feeling like an amputee.

It's up to the surrounding community to offer the bereaved a role that is useful, honorable, and fulfilling.

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