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Advice on finding an Orthodox wife?

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by SingularityOne, May 3, 2019.

  1. SingularityOne

    SingularityOne Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm a convert and there are only a few women my age at the parish I belong to. I'm 23 and male.

    Any advice on preparation for dating/marriage etc. from those of you who are now married that are converts to the faith?
     
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  2. archer75

    archer75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    ...you could meet someone and see if she's interested in converting?
     
  3. My King and Lord

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    You don't have to find an orthodox girl. You can find someone you really like, get close with them, and try to talk them into the orthodox faith. This method takes a long time so don't worry if it keeps dragging on. A lot of people converted due to their spouse. Or you can find a girl at your church. It's up to you.
     
  4. SingularityOne

    SingularityOne Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's a possibility. If I happen to find a teachable wife, that would be a plus. However, it would be nice to find someone with the same hypostatic anthropology as I do.
     
  5. archer75

    archer75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you're willing to marry a Trinitarian who might later convert, that really pushes the numbers up, too.
     
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  6. SingularityOne

    SingularityOne Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I hear you. This seems to be the main advice I've heard so far. I guess that's one way to observe how well she desires God's commandment of respect and obedience that I'm looking for in a helpmeet to lead, protect, and provide for.
     
  7. SingularityOne

    SingularityOne Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I agree. Something I've thought about for sure. Not something I'm searching for outright, but something I'm open to if that is God's will for me.
     
  8. prodromos

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    Ask St Xenia of St Petersburg. That's how a young couple in our parish came together. Both families had asked St Xenia to provide an Orthodox spouse for their son/daughter and organised for their respective Churches to serve a paraklisi for St Xenia, and she brought them together. Their first child was a girl. They named her Xenia, naturally :)
     
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  9. Not David

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    Maybe you could try to get involved more in Orthodox events. A problem I might find if you get with a non-Orthodox woman is the raising of children.
     
  10. SingularityOne

    SingularityOne Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'll continue asking her! Thank you. Interesting story.
     
  11. SingularityOne

    SingularityOne Well-Known Member Supporter

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    OCF is the only thing I haven't partaken of since there haven't been any events close to me. Which events do you recommend other than OCF?
     
  12. ArmyMatt

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    I would say live your life, go out, and pray. God knows what He is doing. our job is to be ready.
     
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  13. Not David

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    Any retreat or college-like classes. You could ask your priest about those.
     
  14. SingularityOne

    SingularityOne Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I see. I'll keep it up. Thanks father.
     
  15. gurneyhalleck1

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    It’s just such a bummer that OrthodoxBabes.org and EasternBelievin’Harmony.com both shut down.
     
  16. prodromos

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    I think Russianbrides.com is still running ;)
     
  17. gurneyhalleck1

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    I heard it was replaced by Rooskiebaybuhs.net???

     
  18. HoleyHermit

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    The Russians are running. But only because I keep chasing them.
     
  19. Paidiske

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    I'm going to put it out there - as a non-Orthodox woman who's married to a guy in a different denomination than mine - that looking for someone you might be able to convince to convert is probably a terrible relationship strategy. If a potential husband had so little respect for my religious integrity, I'd run and not look back.
     
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  20. prodromos

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    Ah, but once you get a taste of Orthodoxy, there is no looking back ;)
     
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