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Offline Declan

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Sharing Orthodoxy with my wife
« on: February 13, 2010, 12:19:15 PM »
I have been investigating Orthodoxy for over a year, mainly through reading and the internet, and I am convinced that this is the way ahead for me. However I have not been able to share these things with my wife. I really need to talk with her but don't know where to start as I feel her reaction will be negative and it will cause a split between us. I desperately want us to share our faith and want her to travel on the same road as myself. She knows of my interest in the Orthodox Church but doesn't really know anything about Orthodoxy.

We attend a Protestant church but there is little spiritual life there and we are struggling. We know we need to move on to somewhere new. I think I have found that place in Orthodoxy even though I have never entered an Orthodox church. I don't feel I can go ahead any further alone. We need to move on together.

Please pray for us in our situation.

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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with my wife
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 12:28:20 PM »
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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with my wife
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 01:43:14 PM »
Praying for you and your wife.

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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with my wife
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010, 02:00:48 PM »
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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with my wife
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 06:53:16 PM »
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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with my wife
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 11:02:37 PM »
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy!

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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with my wife
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010, 01:01:34 AM »
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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with my wife
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 08:04:36 AM »
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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with my wife
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 10:56:10 AM »
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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with my wife
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 01:31:58 PM »
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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with my wife
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2010, 11:22:28 AM »
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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with my wife
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2010, 11:26:45 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

I know your feeling, as my wife shows no concrete signs of joining me, although she does have an interest in Orthodoxy. 
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