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Dating But Legally Married

I know these people and they are dating. He is still married, waiting for the divorce to be finalized. Is it wrong for them to be dating since he is still legally married?

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 ---kelly9567 on 10/25/07
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O yes! He is still married. He is commiting adultery. It is wrong due to the fact he still is married in the eyes of God and Peers.
---Tiffany on 8/30/09

of course it's wrong. If these people are Christian, they should know this. If they are not, they probably aren't asking for advice.
---Donna66 on 8/17/09

Jesus prohibited divorce except for adultery, that included lying about ones virginity. The non adulterer could remarry. The adulterer, and anyone marrying one, is entering a prohibited marriage. A divorce without cause, was no divorce, and so, another marriage was a type of bigamy. The exception is in 1Corinthians 7:15. If the unbeliever departs, the Christian can remarry because the marriage was not 'in the Lord'. Both Matthew 19:9 and 1Corinthians 7:27-28 allow remarriage. So- no! 1Thesalonians 5:22, James 1:12-27.
Deuteronomy 22:17-19, 28-29, 24:1-4, Proverbs 2:17 (forsaketh husband), Isaiah 54:4-8, Jeremiah 3:1, Malachi 2:14-16, Matthew 5:31-32, 19:3-12, Mark 10:2-12, Luke 16:18, 1Corinthians 6:15-16, 7:10-17, 27.
---Glenn on 8/17/09

If 'these people' would ask God what He thinks about this adulterous affair, they would know that by having to ask humans for their opinions, they already have their answer.
---Bob on 10/17/08

Read 1Corinthians7. God has given the innocent spouse freedom, IF there is an innocent one. What if she cheated or abandoned him? He is to be free from her, as we are to live in peace! 1Cor7:15 We can not know all the details, nor do I know everything as Jesus does... but we can not just make rules without knowing ALL the details.
---servant on 12/1/07

Sin is transgression of the law. It is possible they do not know the law and therefore God seeks to reveal its principle of true love to them. Just because I say, I am not a Christian would not change sin to righteousness. Loving God with all the heart and our neighbor as ourselves is God's law for all men.
---Wayne87 on 10/27/07

first of all yes second other than praying about it you should not talk about it because than it is gossip. I have a feeling you knew it was unless it is you. All you can do is Pray.
---spiritlead on 10/26/07

Trish, you were married, on paper and in covenant agreement that you made with your spouse and God.
That must have been a very difficult time for you and your children.
---Michelle on 10/26/07

Kelly:Let God be their Judge.You say they go to church!!!
---Emcee on 10/26/07

Yes they claim to be Christians. Claim they go to church every Sunday.
---kelly9567 on 10/26/07

Unfortunately I know both of them and stupid me, I actually cared for the guy myself at one point.
---kelly9567 on 10/26/07

It is sin, and it is wrong. My ex dated prior to our divorce being final, and I was appalled at this due to the example it set for our grown children. In his mind, the divorce was a foregone conclusion. In my mind, we were still married.
---Trish9863 on 10/25/07

you assume too much.Has the marriage been over for years and they are now just waiting for the formality to be accomplished.And is the man who has this new female friend,fornicating or just enjoying a friendship and being chaste,holding off any romance..?I am not sure this is necessarily a the way,fornication is a sin for the Christian and non Christian alike.Sin is sin.
---judith on 10/25/07

it amazes me to see we have so many saints, life is suppose to be better then. we are not suppose to conderm but advice, if the couple are not christian how are they subjected to your rules and laws. what will Jesus do in these case?
---tim on 10/25/07

It is wrong to have a relationship with a married person. It's also an indication of the couples' total disregard for the Word of God.
---Susie on 10/25/07

Yes.its wrong because its called committing adultery.
---carol on 10/25/07

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That all depends. If this couple you speak of are sinners, then no. Because they are not under God's law. Now if they claim to be Christians, then yes it wrong, and they should wait until the divorce is final.
---Rebecca_D on 10/25/07

It's called adultery and there's no blessing attached to it. It's sin, and even if the man has to wait five years before the divorce becomes final, it's sin. God is no respector of persons. He doesn't turn a blind eye to anyone that calls adultery 'dating' waiting for the ink to dry.
If you happen to know one of the parties in this relationship, tell them they could end up living under the yoke of the enemy if they don't stop it.
---Michelle on 10/25/07

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