, you explained how as you and Steve were becoming friends, he dated another woman for a short season.If a woman is growing in friendship and connecting well with a guy to whom she is attracted, but he is dating someone else, what would you advise her to do? How can she discern if God wants her to forget about the guy and move on, or to continue to hope and pray for a relationship with him? To know what we should do in any given situation, we have to go to God's Word, the Bible.
There is no verse in the Bible that says, "Thou shalt not hope a man who's dating someone else will become available for you to marry." Nor is there a verse that says you should.What's needed in situations like this is wisdom (see the book of Proverbs, especially chapters 2, 8 and 9).), 2) their relationship was just percolating and not serious, and 3) they never got to the point of dating exclusively or talking about the possibility of marriage.Though they decided not to date shortly after those few outings, it was nearly a year after that that Steve and I started dating.
Especially when the match includes a man you had hoped to date.But it's not true friendship to work against their budding romance, if that romance is being walked out biblically (see the Biblical Dating series). In answering those three questions above, 1) he and Kelli had gone out two or three times (I think — that was 18 years ago!