Dating a guy who has never been married
I figured that a dad came with real life experience.
Well, she’s a kid and doesn’t understand her mom’s need for male companionship.” In response to her daughter’s fears, this mom has asked her boyfriend to slow down. “I want to give the daughter time to accept and trust a new man in their lives. I’m a single guy, and I get a bit lonely.” In the meantime, the mom has made it very clear that she cares about him, but she’s afraid.
If you didn’t have kids, how could you possibly understand the ins and outs of raising children? And, as you know, I am now married to a man who did not have any kids. ) So, when I recently heard from a man who’s dating a single mom, I paused because the story sounded similar to mine. She wants him to be a part of their lives, “but she uses the phrase ‘baby steps’ a lot, which says to me… And I don’t want to leave, so I guess I’m resigned to giving the relationship more time.” If you’re a single mom, have you ever dated a man without kids? If you’re a single guy (I know that some of you DO read this blog!
“If God calls me to singleness, I’m not answering,” my sister said to me. Instead of dwelling on or telling someone that “God may call you to singleness”–which is always the exception not the norm–what if we talked about contentment and trusting God with the future? Not everyone reading this post will find a spouse, just like none of us are guaranteed a job or kids or even a long life.
But did you know Paul was writing during a time of great distress?
There was a famine in Greece and great persecution.
And I was beginning to fear that he might turn his rage on me.
Surely I had enough objectivity, enough perspective, to know that busting out a window with your bare knuckles -- or kicking a hole in a wall, or denting the car hood with your fist -- wasn't standard behavior.