Jeannette realized she had remarried too soon after her divorce. She shares, "I moved into the relationship so quickly that it was difficult to step out of it. My friends, family, and son were involved, and I didn't want to fail them. So I failed myself and then wound up failing all of them nine years later."
Lauren says, "When you're in a dating relationship, you can't see the problems. Marriage is different than a dating relationship. Jim and I had ten months of bliss. We had not one fight, but it's a completely different thing interacting with somebody twenty-four seven. That's where the problems come in. We weren't equipped to deal with them. It was a negative thing for a long, long time."
Honestly assess your readiness for a new relationship by answering the following questions:
1. Do you need someone else to be happy?
2. Do you live in the present?
3. Do you have a balanced energy distribution?
4. Have you learned to be single?
5. Do you have a problem-solving attitude?
6. Are you aware of your strengths and weaknesses?
7. Are you thankful for trials?
8. Are you spiritually secure and complete with God?
Trust fully in the love and promises of God. He knows what is best for you.
"So we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. . . . There is no fear in love" (1 John 4:16, 18).