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« on: Yesterday at 10:04:02 PM »

Hi!

I'm relatively new as a chrismated orthodox Christian.  I've lately become very fond of a lovely young woman who isn't orthodox.  Are there any guiding principles/rules regarding this sort of thing?  Huh Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 10:06:36 PM »

Is she a baptized Christian?
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 10:07:31 PM »

Well, what religion is she (or is she nonreligious)? It might be helpful to know that, since it might help gauge how open she'd be to your faith. If half her posts on Facebook are quotes from Dawkins or Hitchens, you and her probably aren't going to get along.
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 10:38:21 PM »

Well, what religion is she (or is she nonreligious)? It might be helpful to know that, since it might help gauge how open she'd be to your faith. If half her posts on Facebook are quotes from Dawkins or Hitchens, you and her probably aren't going to get along.
I don't know yet.  It's a very new thing, so we haven't had time to chat about that kind of thing yet.  So far, we've been meeting before and after class.  If she uses facebook, it's not with her real name (doesn't show up in the search).  This week I'm inviting her to a post-liturgy brunch (and liturgy if she's interested) date, which is held in the ballroom in walking distance from the church. 
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 11:08:42 PM »

Well, what religion is she (or is she nonreligious)? It might be helpful to know that, since it might help gauge how open she'd be to your faith. If half her posts on Facebook are quotes from Dawkins or Hitchens, you and her probably aren't going to get along.
I don't know yet.  It's a very new thing, so we haven't had time to chat about that kind of thing yet.  So far, we've been meeting before and after class.  If she uses facebook, it's not with her real name (doesn't show up in the search).  This week I'm inviting her to a post-liturgy brunch (and liturgy if she's interested) date, which is held in the ballroom in walking distance from the church.  



Well if the letter of the law is followed Orthodox are not allowed to marry someone who is not baptized. If you did so you could not be married in the Church and could not commune. So I would say if that is the case the situation is fraught with dangers. I know of course you are not talking about marriage yet but if you are considering a possible romantic relationship you should consider this.
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« Reply #5 on: Today at 02:36:28 AM »

Are there any guiding principles/rules regarding this sort of thing?  Huh Thanks!

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« Reply #6 on: Today at 03:07:35 PM »

Thank you all for your responses. Smiley ~hugs~  I will be praying on it.
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 03:15:15 PM »

Well if the letter of the law is followed Orthodox are not allowed to marry someone who is not baptized.
Sane people don't worry about their dates' marriage potential on the first date, contrary to what the sectarian protestants would have us believe.

Well, unless it's a Bride Show and not a date.
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Well if the letter of the law is followed Orthodox are not allowed to marry someone who is not baptized.
Sane people don't worry about their dates' marriage potential on the first date, contrary to what the sectarian protestants would have us believe.

Well, unless it's a Bride Show and not a date.



If you're Orthodox you better think about it. Fall in love and either face the heartbreak of not being able to marry or being excommunicated from the faith you swore to adhere to. You'd have to be pretty insane to not think about it.
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« Reply #9 on: Today at 04:49:21 PM »

If you're Orthodox you better think about it. Fall in love

It's just a date, getting to know the other person.

Besides, the greater the love, the greater the suffering, remember?

Leave the OP alone, Paisius. Let us grieve elsewhere.
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