Lds dating while separated
Two out of three unhappily married adults who avoided divorce reported being happily married five years later. Speaking of those who eventually divorced, he said: Don't assume that I'm the one with the friend.
I see a tension in your response. If I had kissed her one second before the signing or one second after would it have mattered?
I am referring to God and his people. For me, God's approval matters.
I don't know your circumstances, so don't want to pass judgement. If you are already descending into the low state of marriage-in-name-only, please join hands, kneel together, and prayerfully plead for help and the healing power of the Atonement.
April 2007 General Conference
In all of this, we should realize that a good marriage does not require a perfect man or a perfect woman. Unfortunately, under current no-fault divorce laws, it can be easier to sever a marriage relationship with an unwanted spouse than an employment relationship with an unwanted employee.
I am not sure about other religions, but when I was in the Single adults no one could attend the singles activities until their divorces were final legally signed etc As far as I know that is the dating while separated in the Church. Two days after their temple marriage, a husband deserted his young wife and has not been heard from for over 10 years.
As for my personal opinion, I agree with Storm Rider, it's best to wait until the t's are crossed and the i's are dotted before moving on in that respect.
I speak first to them. I didn't want to baptize our kids because I felt it would be disrespectful to everyone involved, and the church itself, if I were to perform baptisms in a church that I had such serious doubts about.
But some marriages do not progress toward that ideal. No married person should have new love no matter the separation. Pretty strong statement, but a pretty serious situation.
It is most basic in our beliefs. Often the cause is not incompatibility but selfishness.
Still further, God knowing the hearts of men does not in way lessen our obligation to obey the law. Whatever the outcome and no matter how difficult your experiences, you have the promise that you will not be denied the blessings of eternal family relationships if you love the Lord, keep His commandments, and just do the best you can.