Dating before the divorce is final
" Answer: Malachi is the oft-quoted passage that tells how God feels about divorce.
"'I hate divorce,' says the Lord God of Israel." But this passage says much more than that.
If we back up to verse 13, we read, "You cover the Lord’s altar with tears, with weeping and groaning because he no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand. ' Because the Lord was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth." We learn several things from this passage. Divorce destroys the whole concept of covenant that is so important to God.
What does “what God has joined together, let no one separate” mean? Can I start dating, or do I have to wait until the divorce is final?What does the Bible say about remarriage if a divorce occurred before salvation? I’ve always been curious about the history of marriage and divorce in the United States.He says He is "seeking godly offspring." God's design for the family was that one man and one woman commit themselves to each other for life and rear children to understand the concept of covenant as well.Children reared in a healthy, two-parent home have a far greater likelihood of establishing successful marriages themselves.