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Yet if I had a dollar for everyone who told me to just “get out there and date, it’ll make you feel better” I might not need that Clooney marriage bet I mentioned earlier.

Like dating is some magical divorce tonic that will automatically improve my feelings about the shambles that is my life just now. Put the jumbo-size box of Rice Krispies Treats back on the shelf and walk away. Honest self-introspection is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever attempted. But when I manage to take an unvarnished look at who I am and my role in the demise of my marriage, I realize how ill-equipped I am to be in a healthy relationship right now.

When Becky was invited to lunch by a man she met at a bookstore, she was excited.

She was ready to date and had taken time to seek God and heal after her divorce three years earlier.

You’ve got to deal with all the crap that caused your marriage to end first. Maybe you’re being pressured by friends and family to start dating.Becky gently told her date that he needed to first pursue emotional and spiritual healing. But dating so soon will almost inevitably lead to heartache, since he's neither emotionally nor legally available.She suggested that he develop relationships with other Christian men for support, rather than seek out women for emotional comfort. And, until he heals, he won't be able to relax and commit his entire heart to his new partner the way God intends.Don’t date because someone tells you to or because you’re lonely or you feel like this is your one last chance at love. Figure out who you are and what you’re really looking for instead of knee-jerk dating in response to fear and loneliness. If notorious serial dater George Clooney can change his mind about marriage, then maybe I eventually can too.You’re only setting yourself up for another failed relationship. Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

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