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background-checkMy girlfriend Anna divorced her husband last spring. Her decision to split wasn’t an easy one, but one she knew what was right for her well-being and long-term happiness. It took a while for her to come to grips with the idea of no longer having a husband and how now she’d be raising their children as a single woman.

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I felt bad for Anna because I knew how much she wanted the whole ideal traditional family thing, and her heartache was obvious and painful to witness. I, along with her other girlfriends, encouraged her to get back out there and start having fun. It didn’t have to be anything serious, but mingling and letting guys take her out for conversation and dinner wouldn’t hurt. It was awkward for her at first but she finally got into the swing of things and became more comfortable. Though she enjoyed the company, none of the men she met intrigued her and she didn’t entertain any of them that long.

Most recently, after meaningless outings with guys she didn’t like, a few of her girlfriends encouraged her to try internet dating. Admittedly, I was against it because of shows like Catfish and other computer love horror stories. She too was a little leery because of the negative stigma associated with it, so to calm her fear she made a profile on a Christian network. I was still anti-internet dating because I’ve met plenty of crazy Christians; but when she met Chris, I slowly started coming around. She really liked him and I was happy to see her happy. Also, he was very open and honest with her. It’s been a month now since they’ve started talking and they’ve gone out three times.

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