I am not too big on forums but I feel like responding to this. I don't really know how to express what I felt while reading all the responses to this brother's question. Being a parent comes from the heart not from the blood. I have been married three times and in each marriage there were Children and Grandchildren involved; and my Love was given unconditionally as a Father and Grandfather (through marriage) I can tell you now that after 10 years of divorce from my last wife, that my heart still aches for the loss of those sweet little Children/Grandchildren of hers (mine). It did not matter that they were not of my blood. I showed them all the Love that was mine to offer. I still care about them and they are still in my prayers even though I have not seen them for many years.
I feel that there are those who have commented on this particular thread, who need to seriously look at their understanding of the Lord's Gospel and make some much needed changes in their lives; or they will never find happiness; whether they re-marry again or not.
If we cannot accept another person into our life based on if he/she has children, then we need to repent and ask the Lord's help to be the sons and daughters He wants us to be.
I am sure that there are more women with children who find it hard to find someone to accept her and her children than there are men with children trying to find a women to accept him and his children.
I often wonder why it is that we like to label each other ( saying Men are this way or Women are this way) There are only two, Man and Woman; therefore we should be content to say that People are strange and the boat, that we like to put each other in, is a very crowded place with Men and Women alike
First in our lives is God, then our spouse, then our children. One day children will leave and have their own families and we will have God and our spouse.
Well, enough of my rambling.
I pray that we will all find someone to share our lives with, who will Love, Honor, Respect, and Cherish us; as we do the same for them.