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Telling family about conversion
« on: September 12, 2012, 09:45:45 PM »
My family knows I have been going to Orthodox churches off and on. They don't know I am getting chrismated soon. I am not going to sit down and be all serious about them knowing, but if it comes up, I really want them to be ok with it and not question me too much about it.
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Re: Telling family about conversion
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 10:05:16 PM »
Lord, Have Mercy!

(You went the Miaphysite route, right?)
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Re: Telling family about conversion
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 11:18:41 PM »
Lord have mercy and congratualtions.
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Re: Telling family about conversion
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 01:05:53 AM »
Lord, Have Mercy!

(You went the Miaphysite route, right?)
Yes. It's easier and goes over better for several reasons.
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Re: Telling family about conversion
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 09:14:08 AM »
Lord have mercy and many years
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Re: Telling family about conversion
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 12:45:58 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

(please tell me how it went when you talk to them, I'm in almost the same situation.)
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Re: Telling family about conversion
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 03:48:04 PM »
(please tell me how it went when you talk to them, I'm in almost the same situation.)
I was just going to keep telling them that I am going to x or y church on Sundays (because I live with them) and beyond that let them bring it up.
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Re: Telling family about conversion
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012, 05:05:00 PM »
(please tell me how it went when you talk to them, I'm in almost the same situation.)
I was just going to keep telling them that I am going to x or y church on Sundays (because I live with them) and beyond that let them bring it up.

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Re: Telling family about conversion
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 04:34:12 AM »
I told my brother, and he seemed to think that it's cool.
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Re: Telling family about conversion
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 12:11:05 AM »
Glad to hear it.
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Re: Telling family about conversion
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 09:36:08 PM »
May God be with you always!

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