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Offline spiltteeth

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Orthodox relationship or dating books/advice
« on: February 21, 2012, 06:58:53 PM »
Hello, I converted to the Orthodox Church over a year ago and was looking for some books or blogs or something about dating. Surprisingly I could only find one short book :

Heaven Help the Single Christian: Thomas Ruthford

Basically I'm a recovering addict and have avoided women for years. Now a fellow recovering addict and I are gonna give it a try. We're both emotionally broken people, in our early 30's, and have no idea what we're doing.

Plus she's secular and doesn't know I'm Christian....soooo I could use all the help I can get!  Thanks !

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Re: Orthodox relationship or dating books/advice
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 08:05:39 PM »
Don't.

EDIT: That is the short answer. For the longer answer which has a "however", see my forth coming book.
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Re: Orthodox relationship or dating books/advice
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 08:47:13 PM »
I don't know nothin' about women, but it's probably best to get out in the open soon that you're a practicing Christian. You don't have to awkwardly blurt it out, just slip it into a conversation at some time when it's relevant.
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Re: Orthodox relationship or dating books/advice
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 10:41:38 PM »
Don't.

EDIT: That is the short answer. For the longer answer which has a "however", see my forth coming book.
   

Compelling as this advice is, I feel that I may need reasons to back it up when I tell her dude on net said don't. Women.... so how forth is the coming of yr book? 

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Re: Orthodox relationship or dating books/advice
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 11:08:22 PM »
Don't.

EDIT: That is the short answer. For the longer answer which has a "however", see my forth coming book.
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Re: Orthodox relationship or dating books/advice
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 11:26:09 PM »
I don't know nothin' about women, but it's probably best to get out in the open soon that you're a practicing Christian. You don't have to awkwardly blurt it out, just slip it into a conversation at some time when it's relevant.

So, the other day, I was observing the stringent fasting regimen that you'd have to adopt in order for us to marry, and I got to thinking about why it's called 'Pop Secret' popcorn. I think it's supposed to be like "Top Secret", but a pun.

What are you doing tomorrow night? This afternoon? Where are you walking away to right now?
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Re: Orthodox relationship or dating books/advice
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 11:30:13 PM »
I am closing this topic as not appropraite to the Convert Issues forum in  view ofthe non-serious responses provided.

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