Single Orthodox Christians have no easy road before them, especially if they suspect that they will be married some day. For most of history and in a large but shrinking portion of the Orthodox world today, single people did not have to worry about who they would marry: someone else chose for them. In the best cases, the people involved had veto power; that is, neither one had to accept the match. But in some cases one or both had no choice. Now we live in a world in which Choice is God. We cannot imagine not choosing our own hair style, clothing and career path; much less not choosing our own spouse. and in the community – I also was pretty needy emotionally. However, instead of getting those needs met directly, I’d occasionally suck energy from folks through over the top ranting, or I’d get my needs met through sideways asking that probably was more manipulating sometimes.
I will continue to tell the younger generation to look at closely the divorce statistics, how the courts treat Men and make their own logical conclusions. But the proof is in the pudding and men are waking up and walking away from the Westernized Women and it’s about time!
As always being single or being in a relationship is always a personal choice, so take the time to do what is right for you. Do not rush into a relationship out of fear your crush will not be around later because if it was meant to be it will happen in the future.
The purpose of dating could speak more of it , there are many forms of it. We all have different view on right and wrong, dating could planted guilt in the mind , its not sacred. Certain practices like making babies out of wedlock, unholy matrimony. It baseless no vow to strengthen it and no total dedication to one person. Dating on base on the pinnacle of pleasing the other while marriage is to God.
Along the way we stopped at the Grand Canyon, went on the Sandia Peak tram in New Mexico, rode the thrill rides on top of The Stratosphere in Las Vegas, and then went to Disneyland and hung out with my aunt, uncle, and mom (she met us there) in California. It’s easily the best vacation I’ve been on.
Compliments aren’t out of fashion and go a long way. No matter how long you two have been together, never forget to compliment each other. It could be on the way they look, on the way they work or on the way they make you feel, but keep the compliments alive and make sure it happens on a daily basis.