Unfortunately, Branden's father abandoned him, so it's understandable that he longs for a relationship with a father figure.
However, since men are unlikely to share their feelings, the silent anxiety affects their relationships in untold ways.
The man wants to solve, push through, or dispel his fears, but he doesn't want to admit them to others. He wants to know that he's "doing his job" in bed, but he doesn't want to know if he's not. If he's not doing it for you, don't tell him what he's doing wrong.
Perhaps you share their concerns, as you're also wondering how you can reenter the dating world after divorce — and do so according to God's standards. Divorce is the death of the dreams you had when you committed yourself "for better or for worse." As a Christian, you can't simply separate from your spouse one day and hit the dating field the next.
And as with any loss, big or small, time is needed to grieve and to reassess who you are, where you've been and where God wants you to go.
"When Madaline is out of the house I want to date, but I don't know how." Samantha has been divorced for only a year, but would like to start dating again even though her two boys are still in elementary school.