Dating a divorced man catholic
The Church (and the Lord) still say that he or she is married.
In this case, not only is there "no point" in dating such a person... Whether or not a marriage is sacramental has no bearing on whether or not the marriage is valid.
Validity has nothing to do with whether whether the marriage is sacramental but rather if the proper form and matter were present.
To prove consent was never legitimately exchanged, one of three things must be established: 1) the proper form of marriage was not used, 2) one or both of the parties were incapable of exchanging consent, or 3) consent itself was not exchanged." This is what determines if an annulment is needed, not sacramentalitly. I was told that a Civil Marriage DOES NOT have to be annulled by the church.
Also, would you not be placing yourself in the way of temptation, becoming attracted to a man who is married to someone else?
If someone is, say, Pentecostal, and marries outside the Catholic Church to another non-Catholic, then that marriage is presumed valid. If you are Catholic and are dating someone with the intention to get to know them well enough to consider marriage, dating a DIVORCED CATHOLIC OR DIVORCED PERSON THAT HAS BEEN MARRIED IN A CHRISTIAN CHURCH may not be very wise. I think that it is OK, if the purpose of the dating if for companionship, meaning having someone to attend concerts, movies, etc., but can be a problem is the dating purpose is to find someone to marry. Couples who are dating shouldn't be sexually intimate anyhow, so dating a divorced person shouldn't be a major issue if no sex takes place.
well, let me rephrase your question, "Is it OK to date someone who is married? Both because there is "no point" (you can't marry them) and because it is a temptation to sin ("dating" a married person tempts you to go beyond dating into a physical / emotional relationship, which is adultery). A sacramental marriage is one in which both parties have been baptized.
If you are Catholic and are dating someone with the intention to get to know them well enough to consider marriage, dating a DIVORCED CATHOLIC OR DIVORCED PERSON THAT HAS BEEN MARRIED IN A CHRISTIAN CHURCH may not be very wise. If one of them has never been baptized the married is not sacramental, but it is still valid in the eyes of the Church.
Would I have to be a recluse (I have no close family), or go every place by myself, just because my husband "dumped" me and I am still "married" in the eyes of the Church? Not for my situation, as It has been rectified, but, for the question this lady has asked.
I have gotten two very different answers from the SAME church.