Dating from an orthodox perspective
However, living in a multicultural city, finding such a person has become virtually impossible for me (let alone finding a nice person.) I can't see myself lowering my standards just to 'settle,' and get married, however, if I don't then do I risk being alone for the rest of my life? Any differences in belief will make for a difficult challenge.... Which, ironically, works pretty well in this world, not so much in the next.
I don't think God wants me to be lonely and alone. Others may jump in, but as a Catholic myself I would say that a mixed marriage (Orthodox/Catholic) is problematic. My Easter is March 31st; what if my wife's was in May?
I think there's little issue with the first, and probably with the 2nd. And the 4th is just right out unless you want to be unequally yoked to someone who may never have the same faith as you. Heck, even an Orthodox/Orthodox marriage if they can't be willing to use the same calendar (New vs. Will she be feasting when I'm fasting and vice versa? In my case, my wife had to change rite from Western to Eastern Catholic.
Others may jump in, but as a Catholic myself I would say that a mixed marriage (Orthodox/Catholic) is problematic. My Easter is March 31st; what if my wife's was in May?
He understands that sometimes people need help along their journey. In other words, he understands that what he learned as a kid in Sunday school isn’t enough to make it through adulthood.
Who is this guy and what kind of a website is he selling? So I was comforted to know that Adam wasn’t an obscure man selling an elusive online product. Adam has worked in youth ministry as a camp director through the Antiochian Archdiocese. Adam is in the Saint Stephens Certificate Program, an intensive three-year course is for laymen or clergy interested in a rigorous introduction to Orthodox faith and practice.
I've always said I'd marry an (Greek) Orthodox Christian, only because it would mean a great deal to me to raise my family according to how I believe. Are you saying that you're worried about marrying a non-Greek Orthodox? It's sometimes difficult to express to single young folks just how difficult it is to keep marriages together in modern society, AND then it's even more difficult to have a Christ-centered family life on top of that.It is a systematic pattern of coercive behaviors intended to punish, gain and maintain control of the victim.It frequently begins so subtly that victims may not realize what is happening. A wonderful time for family, friends, relaxing, and playing.It is also a family church that is in obedience to Christ's Church.As Saint Basil the Great says, it is natural to marry, but it must be more than natural; it must be a yoke, borne by two people under the Church …