Is Dating My Late Wife’s Sister OK?

Q. I need your advice on a dating issue. I have been thinking about starting to date my late wife’s sister. She has been divorced about five years now after her ex left her for another woman. Is it morally wrong for us to start this dating life? We are both saved. My biggest issue is this. Am I disrespecting my late wife for doing it? And how will it affect our reunion in heaven when we are reunited?

A. I’m not aware of any Scripture that would prevent this. Your contract of exclusivity with your wife ended upon her death (“till death do us part”) You are free to date again, just as your former sister-in-law is. Not only are you not disrespecting her, but your wife is way beyond petty jealousy and is pleased that you and her sister can fine comfort in each other. Finally, your actions here will in no way affect your relationship with either sister when you are all in heaven.

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