After experiencing the comforts of marriage, it can be tempting to settle for less than God's best.
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.
You can also establish an accountability group made up of those who know and love you.
That way, when you feel tempted, you can call on them for prayer and support.
This may mean seeking out your pastor for support, joining a Divorce Recovery group or visiting a Christian counselor.
Some divorced church-goers try to convince themselves that God's command to abstain from sex doesn't apply to them — that it's for the never-married crowd.One way to avoid the temptation of settling is to know what's acceptable and what's not, to both you and God, before you start looking for love.This is where slowing down before getting into a serious relationship helps.She was ready to date and had taken time to seek God and heal after her divorce three years earlier.She thought her lunch date had done the same, but she quickly discovered otherwise. During their lunch, his eyes filled with tears and anguish.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.