I would encourage you (and all singles) to be open-minded about whom you meet, and allow God to make the determination of what is “best” in your case. Determining when to introduce your prospective mate to your children is a very important decision to make as a single parent.At the outset of the relationship, when you are just casually dating, there is no need for them to meet each other.
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And how long should I wait until introducing them to my children, even if they seem like "the one" and are eager to meet them?
I put my hope in these promises, and I hope that you will, too. (And if you don’t agree with that, then read up on King David.) Now, back to the assumption that you are ready to begin dating.
God is bigger than any failure or failed relationship in our lives. I would encourage you to boil down what is most important to you when considering what you need in someone you would like to date and perhaps eventually marry.
It’s also important to allow ample time for your children to acclimate to the idea they may have a new “parent” and is something that shouldn’t be rushed into.
That person must be right for you for your children.Along those lines, to singles who are dating or may be dating a single parent, please keep in mind and encourage your date to place “parenthood” first and “single” second.A single parent may want to put more emphasis on their “new” relationship rather than on their child’s.I’m sure you’re struggling with wanting to do the right thing for your children, but also desirous of a relationship with someone which could hopefully lead to marriage.So I think this situation requires first doing some interior work.You have taken the time to process what you’ve learned from that experience and have been able to see where you need to make changes going forward—both in yourself and in what you’re looking for in someone to date.