I am a man who is genuinely perplexed and upset over my wife becoming hyper ++ spiritual.
In these events she has found many new Orthodox friends, left out our joint socializing and moved in her own direction.
It is all I hear about: Orthodoxy, new friends, "the priest said.....", etc.
So I am left in the postion of being where I am, mostly on my own, while she moves "away" to Orthodoxy.
We used be be rowing our boat in the same direction.
She got into someone / something else's boat when I wasn't looking and rowed away.
It is like a spiritual and emotional separation.
She has many people to talk with her who have her world view, and of course support her.
I view them as people who are assisting in taking her away from our marriage.
Anyway when I wrote it was genuine but I found the responses, in part, who are part of her world view.
Some of the remarks seem to be less than helpful, mocking perhaps.
You should go and become a Jehovah's Witness, then!
The Orthodox absolutely hate Jehovah's Witnesses,
and you will get to be even MORE spiritual than her,
you will get BETTER friends who will be willing to DIE for you,
and you will have the ammunition you need to explain
NOT ONLY to HER, but to everyone in the Orthodox Church as well
that what they are doing is wrong, and they should be ashamed of themselves
for isolating you, and acting so selfishly toward you on your wife's behalf.
Orthodoxy is supposed to be about Mutual Self Sacrifice,
not "expressions of piety" or whatever other nonsense they are doing at that church.
Treat them like the Protestants that they are,
go and Study the bible for REAL with the Jehovah's Witnesses,
and then you will even be able to tell of the Priests with what you know.
And, don't worry about getting baptized or going door to door,
just tell the JW's you ONLY want to study the bible and that is IT!!!
They will understand, and you will learn more about the bible
than all the PhD level Orthodox Priests know in less than 6 months
of studying with the Jehovah's Witnesses.
You need to get the spiritual strength and bible knowledge background
to STAND UP for YOUR MARRIAGE, and TELL OFF THESE HYPOCRITES!!!!!!!!