Some people hold off until engagement before introducing their significant other to their kids.(Granted, this can create other complications because you want to know how your children will respond to a potential mate prior to engagement.) Bryan, a single father of three, always meets his dates on neutral ground with his children, such as at a church picnic or at movie theatre with friends.Like Jennifer, she needs some advice but is concerned about how she can make the transition into dating easy on her children. He'd like to date again, and some of his friends say he should start looking for a woman now — after all, he's getting divorced soon.But John knows better because he's still married, and dating now would go against God's desires.
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.
And each new boyfriend has developed a relationship with Sharon's son, Branden.
Unfortunately, Branden's father abandoned him, so it's understandable that he longs for a relationship with a father figure.
He never introduces his date as his girlfriend, but a friend.
This spares his children from the complicated emotions that will inevitably come with adjusting to a new stepparent prematurely.