Christian dating ru
Christian dating ru
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.When we feel like things are going well, and nothing feels better than being in love, God drifts to the background, and we basically ignore God. However, marriage, as many have observed, is the remedy for falling in love.
Feeling sexually attracted to someone you hardly know is certainly no way to determine if someone will make a good wife or husband.
That word, “dating,” has killed more potentially wonderful relationships than any other word in contemporary English.
“Dating” is a cultural construct defined by popular culture, chiefly movies and TV.
Single Orthodox Christians have no easy road before them, especially if they suspect that they will be married some day.
For most of history and in a large but shrinking portion of the Orthodox world today, single people did not have to worry about who they would marry: someone else chose for them. We cannot imagine not choosing our own hair style, clothing and career path; much less not choosing our own spouse.
The main stipulation is that the couple agree to raise the children Orthodox.
This allowance for mixed marriage, however, can be easily misunderstood in our modern world of choosing what’s right for me.
But let me state the obvious: this is not a Christian culture.
Christians are called to a life of repentance, a life in which Christ is God and my life is His.
What it means is that you look for Christ-like virtues: kindness, gentleness, self control, faith, joy, etc.
People with these qualities or who are seeking these qualities will help you develop these qualities.
When a couple do not share the same faith and same religious commitment, then when the going gets tough, where do they go for help?