Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Single Living Skill: Considering Re-marriage?

I have a feeling a lot of widows are wondering about dating and re-marriage, so I'm going to think and pray about sharing my experience. In the meantime, here are two books and an article. I heard about the step-mom book from Focus On The Family, and the article and remarriage book were referred by Family Life.

Ron L. Deal, Laura Petherbridge
The Smart Stepmom

Dr. Les Parrott, Dr. Leslie Parrott
Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts

The Family Life website houses this good article:

Please let me know what you think of these resources, and please think and read before you re-marry!


  1. I really liked the article about re-marriage. I know there are exceptions, but I think I agree with the timelines the writer put out. Thanks for posting!

  2. I liked it too, Kelly. The timelines are a good framework, although I think remarriage could come a little quicker if there are no children involved or if the children are grown and married themselves. In any case, though, it's nice to have a guideline and this article provides a very reasonable and safe one in my opinion. Nice to hear from you!

  3. I am not able to send E mail.Will only let me comment. Will that work? I would rather not face book. A.Snowed in

  4. I think the link is broken to the article. I found it here: http://www.cbn.com/family/parenting/Deal_remarriage.aspx
    I thought the time periods suggested were long! However of course it depends on the person. I'm happily remarried after my hubby died. I have 8 children and I began dating after a year. My new husband who has no children of his own is totally God's provision. Try single parenting with 8! And I believe the apostle Paul advises young widows to remarry. I still grieve but I don't do it alone. You can find me blogging at Thinking Widow

  5. Dear Thinking Widow, Thank you for following up on that link. So often they do break down after some time. I hope to hear more of your story.I totally appreciated what you blogged about. Live each day to the fullest, don't grieve before your time. Blessings on YOU!


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