Most marriages in Bible times were arranged, and any contact between two prospective spouses was strictly monitored.
In addition, no matter what view one takes on the issue of divorce, it is important to remember Malachi : “‘I hate divorce,’ says the LORD, the God of Israel” (NAS).
Dating while going through a divorce can have a number of negative effects on the divorce proceedings, both in court and emotionally.
For one thing, the concept of “dating” as we know it today is nowhere mentioned in the Bible.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?Adultery is not defined within the Tennessee Code but is widely accepted by the judiciary to mean sexual intercourse between a married person and a third party other than one’s spouse.An emotional affair, while not technically adultery, can still be considered inappropriate marital conduct, the catch-all fault ground for divorce in our state.It is important for clients to realize that this is actually a misperception that could negatively impact not just their lawsuit but also their personal relationships with their soon-to-be ex-spouse and even their children.Even if the parties have been separated for some length of time, romantic involvement during the divorce proceedings can be used to prove marital misconduct during the marriage.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. DO NOT DATE DURING DIVORCE AND CERTAINLY DO NOT LIVE WITH A GIRLFRIEND OR BOYFRIEND DURING THE DIVORCE.If you feel you must date, be as discreet as possible, preferably not allowing anyone to know you are dating.