Dating a guy who has been married twice
It does not seem that this question can be answered in a universal sense. A church that is faced with this issue must prayerfully examine the situation, and attempt to discern, as much as possible, if the potential leader can be considered “above reproach.” If nothing can be discerned that could potentially cause damage to the church’s testimony, a man who is married to a divorced woman can be considered for a position in church leadership.
Can a divorced man serve as a pastor, elder, or deacon?
There are all sorts of issues that go into this question.
The “wives of deacons” interpretation seems to be more likely, as it would be unusual for Paul to give qualifications for deacons in verses 8-10 and 12-13, with qualifications for deaconesses in between." Answer: As a background, please read our article on the “husband of one wife” phrase in 1 Timothy 3:2,12 and Titus 1:6.While the qualification “husband of one wife” may, in some instances, disqualify a divorced and remarried man from serving in church leadership, an even more difficult question is a married man who has never been divorced, but is married to a woman who previously had a divorce.There is no Scripture that explicitly deals with this issue, but there are biblical principles that can be applied.First Timothy is an interesting verse in relationship to this issue.
He probably can’t remember the last time he had a good time. Somewhere in between platonic-like touching and mauling makes a divorced guy happy.