Single parents and dating and when to introduce your children

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He Said-She Said is a monthly advice column featuring a question from a reader with responses from a male and female point of view.

If you've got a question about anything related to singleness or living the single life, please submit it to He Said-She Said (selected questions will be posted anonymously).: As a single parent, is it better to seek out partners who have children or those without?

In many instances, children are moved away from the other involved biological parent based solely on the desires of the couple without much consideration given for the children.

For all singles, a dating relationship with a single parent is not the same as two singles and a conscious effort must be made to minimize any negative effects on the children involved.

Don’t pressure them into doing so nor allow them to. In addition, don’t seek to start a relationship with the children until you are absolutely willing to follow through with a commitment to their parent in the location which is most conducive to the children.I would advise you to start out by casting a wider net when it comes to choosing between those who have children and those who do not.Why not pursue someone who simply “loves Jesus” and “loves children” whether a single parent or not?I believe that each relationship is allowed by God in our lives to grow us—whether they be painful experiences or not.And I’ve had both, as I’m sure you have had as well.

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