Dating the divorced

She does frequent radio and TV work, and has even made several appearances on MTV.

She is the author of We're On A Mission From God And Real Love, which has been translated into six languages.

I guess God knows that I do not want to marry anyone divorced—whether they have an annulment or not—because I don’t think that their life experiences would be a good match for mine.

Also, I have always believed that my wife should be someone who didn’t spend years together with another man being sexually intimate.

Their reasoning isn’t about the sexual history of the person involved but is rather related to the fact that the Catholic Church doesn’t recognize civil divorce.

Without an annulment, a divorced person is presumed to be validly married unless or until a Church tribunal determines otherwise.

And it is very possible that those beliefs, while not being immoral per se, are closing you off to something wonderful that God may have planned for you.

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