Is dating a married man adultery
Such a divorce, therefore, is a spiritual failure and should prompt those involved to focus on the Lord and not on seeking to replace the one being divorced.The third situation in which dating during the divorce process might occur is that of a person who causes a divorce, i.e., the “guilty” party in a divorce.That is, the innocent spouse has been abandoned by his/her unbelieving spouse or has been cheated on by an unrepentant adulterer.In either case, the innocent spouse is mostly likely in a state of emotional turmoil and vulnerability.Question: "I am in the process of getting a divorce.Can I start dating, or do I have to wait until the divorce is final?Most people going through a divorce, even when it is not their fault and even when they have biblical reasons, are usually shattered by the circumstances and not in any frame of mind to be “dating.” People don’t usually make good decisions while “on the rebound.” For a still-hurting divorced person or someone in a painful divorce process to be dating is neither wise nor prudent.The abandoned spouse may indeed be lonely, but making clear-headed, godly relationship decisions in such a situation is difficult, if not impossible.
For one thing, the concept of “dating” as we know it today is nowhere mentioned in the Bible.The person may still be living with their spouse, even if they aren’t divorced. You really have no idea if they are really planning on getting divorced or are just playing you for a fool. Anyone who is still legally married and dating is committing adultery.There is always a chance they will get back together. Anyone dating a married person is committing adultery.All of the biblical allowances for remarriage after a divorce relate to the “innocent” spouse in a divorce with biblical grounds.There is no biblical allowance for remarriage for a spouse divorced for unbiblical reasons or for a spouse who caused a divorce, whether by adultery, abandonment, and/or other possible grounds.