A time for vacations—vacations from work and vacations from school.
But there is one type of vacation we shouldn’t be taking this summer—and that is from Church.
Church should be the center of our lives throughout the year and summer is no exception. More » All marriages need to be nurtured from the first day to the last of our lives.
In all relationships we seek to know and understand the other—just as the other mutually comes to know and understand us. When we experience someone taking the time to know us by asking questions, listening, and sharing their own thoughts and feelings, we feel connected.
It is a systematic pattern of coercive behaviors intended to punish, gain and maintain control of the victim.
It frequently begins so subtly that victims may not realize what is happening. A wonderful time for family, friends, relaxing, and playing.
However, living in a multicultural city, finding such a person has become virtually impossible for me (let alone finding a nice person.) I can't see myself lowering my standards just to 'settle,' and get married, however, if I don't then do I risk being alone for the rest of my life? Any differences in belief will make for a difficult challenge.... Which, ironically, works pretty well in this world, not so much in the next.
Heck, even an Orthodox/Orthodox marriage if they can't be willing to use the same calendar (New vs. Will she be feasting when I'm fasting and vice versa? In my case, my wife had to change rite from Western to Eastern Catholic.One of our goals ought to be to develop within the hearts and minds of teens that virginity is something very good, something to strive for until marriage, and something not to be embarrassed about possessing, but in fact an accomplishment to be proud of keeping.We want them to remain virgin until marriage, not simply because they did what they were asked in not having sex, but that they valued themselves, the person they will marry, their relationship with God, and sex itself.I am very proud of my faith and consider myself devout. What are your opinions regarding marrying outside our faith? Marriage is difficult enough without disparity of worship. If she had not been willing, I would not have married her.I've always said I'd marry an (Greek) Orthodox Christian, only because it would mean a great deal to me to raise my family according to how I believe. Are you saying that you're worried about marrying a non-Greek Orthodox? It's sometimes difficult to express to single young folks just how difficult it is to keep marriages together in modern society, AND then it's even more difficult to have a Christ-centered family life on top of that.