Orthodox dating singles
People with these qualities or who are seeking these qualities will help you develop these qualities.Now I am going to say something shocking: Orthodox Christians are not always the most Christ-like people you know.If you suspect that a particular friend may indeed be someone with whom you could spend your life, then enquire if he/she suspects the same thing.If you are too shy to ask directly, then ask a trusted third person to make enquiries for you.Second, don’t differentiate between “dating” and hanging out, at least not in the early and middle stages of a relationship that may be leading to marriage.That word, “dating,” has killed more potentially wonderful relationships than any other word in contemporary English.
In the best cases, the people involved had veto power; that is, neither one had to accept the match. We vainly imagine this power of choice is the same as freedom, but if we have no basis on which to choose other than our subjective urges, transient likes and dislikes, and fantasies based on movies, novels and occasional glimpses at internet pornography, then choice is not freedom but bondage: bondage to the ideals of a sick culture and the passions of a fallen mind.Good marriage is based on my caring for and loving the other, even when it doesn’t always feel good to me. Above I said that good people are good people no matter where you find them, but if you begin to think you might want to spend the rest of your life raising children with someone, then religion is very important.For most people, when things are going well religion is not a very important part of their life (no matter how strenuously they protest that it is). It records the common experience of God’s people: when things are going good (when we “grow fat”) we ignore God.Christians are called to a life of repentance, a life in which Christ is God and my life is His.Sex, even “great” sex, is a normal part of life for married Christians; but, and here is the irony for our culture, great sex is the byproduct of Christ-like loving and giving in the context of a life-long relationship.