I recently began corresponding with a man who is divorced and has petitioned for a decree of nullity. He says there is a good chance he will get it. But until then he is still married in the eyes of God. I am concerned that developing a close friendship with him, even at a distance, would be wrong.
Should I start a friendship with someone waiting for an annulment?
Should I start a friendship with someone waiting for an annulment? - By Anthony Buono
Dating without an annulment. April 15 , The Sacrament of Marriage is far more than just a contract with the State. There is, as we are all aware, a separation of Church and State. Therefore, the Document of Divorce simply breaks the civil living and financial arrangements of a couple; it does not and cannot break the Covenant — the spiritual bond - that the couple made with God and the Church when they married.
Should Divorced Catholics Enter the Dating Scene?
Hi, guys — I don't know if these are really questions about apologetics, yet they are about marriage and what the Church teaches. Thank You! I would appreciate some kind of answer, or maybe you can lead me to someone from whom I can get the information I am seeking. God Bless You All! Eric replied:.
To be faithful to the teachings of Jesus, the Church can't simply assume that everyone who is divorced is free to remarry, and so it has the annulment process to investigate whether a person was validly married in the first place. Some in our culture don't want to wait for an annulment before they begin dating. They go ahead and date in the expectation that they will receive an annulment.