I think I know the answer to this but just want to make sure.
What is the Catholic Teaching on Dating Someone Divorced?
I believe the teaching is even if the person is divorced legally, God still views the marriage intact due to the vows of promising to marry till the end of life.
If the above is true, doesn’t it mean that someone who is single all their life cannot marry someone who is divorced because God sees the divorced person as really still being married within the eyes of the Church?
Holding these views, what if the divorced person is interested in dating someone of the opposite sex who had never married? Is it wrong for the single person to date the divorced person because dating really is a possible means to an end and that end is marriage.
Therefore it would never make sense for the single person to date the opposite gender divorced person because it can never really in a sense lead to marriage (unless the divorced person’s spouse dies of course).
So if all the above is true, how would the single person explain this to others at work who think they should date the divorced person?
How would you explain it?