When do people start dating

Divorce is one of the most traumatic events we go through, and when we reach the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel," many of us feel that little spring in our step and start to think about dating again.

Immediately the thoughts turn into actions, things could go horribly wrong.

Are you aware of your role in the marriage’s demise?

And, have you made as much peace as possible with your ex and the divorce?

I want to do as much as I can to avoid heartbreak, painful consequences, and naïve mistakes.

As I think about dating for the right reasons, in the right season, for the glory of God, I’ve considered five questions to ask myself before I start dating — five indicators that I’m ready (or not) to date. Here is someone who is living, breathing, chocolate-and-flower-giving proof that you’re interesting and attractive. But if dating is of your validation, it indicates soul-damaging idolatry.

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