Christian perspective on dating after divorce
First of all, the divine standard for marriage is lifelong commitment to one's spouse, and nothing else.Even though divorce was permitted in some cases under the Old Testament economy, Christ made it plain that this was not God's ideal.It does seem from this statement that the discovery of extramarital unchastity on the part of one' spouse is here given as a possible grounds for divorce.God does place a high value on faithfulness, on the part of both bride and bridegroom, as a basis for a happy and lasting marriage.Then He told the woman: He in no way condoned her sin, but He did forgive her sin, when she gave evidence of godly sorrow and determination not to sin again in this way.Under such conditions, His followers would do well to follow His example.n earlier generations, this question was very seldom raised, simply because divorce was almost never encountered among Christians and was unusual even in the general population.
There is one other important Biblical factor to consider in divorce-and-remarriage situations.
It does, indeed, dilute the principle of “one flesh” used by God to describe a true marriage. Know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? This passage, incidentally, suggests that a woman who submits to extramarital sex becomes, in God's sight, a harlot, whether she yields her body for money or some other reason that she sees as profitable to herself.
On the other hand, it is noteworthy that Jesus, evidently on a different occasion, did not give fornication as an excuse for divorce.
The Lord made this very clear in His dealing with the woman who “was taken in adultery, in the very act” (John 8:4).
He reminded her accusers that they also were sinners and had no warrant to punish her.