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Offline NicholasMyra

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Re: singles?
« Reply #495 on: February 11, 2018, 06:09:07 PM »
I've been in touch over a few months with a Polish Orthodox guy, being a convert, knowledgeable, handsome, but I'm "too liebral for him", despite the fact that I "attract him both physically and intelectually".
You make it sound like you are, to use an American expression, dodging a lot of bullets.

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Re: singles?
« Reply #496 on: February 12, 2018, 01:06:13 AM »
You make it sound like you are, to use an American expression, dodging a lot of bullets.
I learned this expression when I broke up with my Muslim GF. There are too many people out there who seem to be "the ones", but in fact are far from this. I'm sure Dominika will find her proper Domeniko some day.
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Anyhow when God was asked he said Eastern Orthodox is true Church and not Catholic Church. So come home and enjoy.

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Re: singles?
« Reply #497 on: February 12, 2018, 08:47:26 AM »
Thank you Arachne for this post :)

You make it sound like you are, to use an American expression, dodging a lot of bullets.
I learned this expression when I broke up with my Muslim GF. There are too many people out there who seem to be "the ones", but in fact are far from this. I'm sure Dominika will find her proper Domeniko some day.
So, now that's me that have learnt this expression ;) We say in Polish something similar, but the meaning is quite different.
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Re: singles?
« Reply #498 on: February 12, 2018, 09:16:16 PM »
So, now that's me that have learnt this expression ;) We say in Polish something similar, but the meaning is quite different.
I've heard, in Portuguese, "jumping a bonfire". Probably a reference to St. John's celebrations I've posted about here some time ago.
"May the Lord our God remember in His kingdom all Holy Catholic Apostolic Church, which heralds the Word of Truth and fearlessly offers and distributes the Holy Oblation despite human deficiencies and persecutions moved by the powers of this world, in all time and unto the ages of ages."

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Re: singles?
« Reply #499 on: Yesterday at 12:36:02 AM »
5. And I do not feel any voation to the monastery. Futhermore, my priest, that used to think that maybe being a nun is my path, now considers that's not an option for me; so only marriage. But frankly spekaing, it's hard to not loose hope regarding this.

What about just remaining single and celibate? Is that an option for you?

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Re: singles?
« Reply #500 on: Yesterday at 01:18:22 AM »
5. And I do not feel any voation to the monastery. Futhermore, my priest, that used to think that maybe being a nun is my path, now considers that's not an option for me; so only marriage. But frankly spekaing, it's hard to not loose hope regarding this.

What about just remaining single and celibate? Is that an option for you?

She should be neither.
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Re: singles?
« Reply #501 on: Yesterday at 02:04:37 AM »
5. And I do not feel any voation to the monastery. Futhermore, my priest, that used to think that maybe being a nun is my path, now considers that's not an option for me; so only marriage. But frankly spekaing, it's hard to not loose hope regarding this.

What about just remaining single and celibate? Is that an option for you?

She should be neither.

That's up to her. It sounds like she wants to marry, but things are simply not working out. Perhaps there's a reason for that, idk.

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Re: singles?
« Reply #502 on: Yesterday at 04:14:22 AM »
Hey! Newish here.

Single as well, 26F. It can be hard, especially when all you're friends are married and starting families.

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Re: singles?
« Reply #503 on: Yesterday at 09:13:28 AM »
5. And I do not feel any voation to the monastery. Futhermore, my priest, that used to think that maybe being a nun is my path, now considers that's not an option for me; so only marriage. But frankly spekaing, it's hard to not loose hope regarding this.

What about just remaining single and celibate? Is that an option for you?

She should be neither.

That's up to her. It sounds like she wants to marry, but things are simply not working out. Perhaps there's a reason for that, idk.

It was a compliment, not spiritual advice.
Mor Ephrem is a nice guy.  Just say sorry and it will all be ok. Say I had things that were inside troubling me but I didn't know how to express appropriately. I will not behave that way again but I am seeking help.

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Re: singles?
« Reply #504 on: Yesterday at 09:14:23 AM »
Hey! Newish here.

Single as well, 26F. It can be hard, especially when all you're friends are married and starting families.

Welcome!
Mor Ephrem is a nice guy.  Just say sorry and it will all be ok. Say I had things that were inside troubling me but I didn't know how to express appropriately. I will not behave that way again but I am seeking help.

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Re: singles?
« Reply #505 on: Yesterday at 09:18:22 AM »
Hey! Newish here.

Single as well, 26F. It can be hard, especially when all you're friends are married and starting families.

It won't be hard now after this post, ask Mor Ephrem to give you more storage space in your PM box.
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Re: singles?
« Reply #506 on: Yesterday at 09:22:08 AM »
Hey! Newish here.

Single as well, 26F. It can be hard, especially when all you're friends are married and starting families.

Welcome to the forum, LauraE!


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Re: singles?
« Reply #507 on: Yesterday at 10:27:39 AM »
It won't be hard now after this post, ask Mor Ephrem to give you more storage space in your PM box.

You make this comment every time you have the opportunity. ??? I'm not sure what you, normie, etc. were up to in the old days*, but I wouldn't assume that things are the same in 2018.


*Ok, I know in part--I'm trying to be polite
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Re: singles?
« Reply #508 on: Yesterday at 12:46:34 PM »
Hey! Newish here.

Single as well, 26F. It can be hard, especially when all you're friends are married and starting families.

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