Thanks Anthony-personally, i would avoid kissing on the often leads to more.(source: am married)also, i posted some advice here which may help: our church, people are discouraged from kissing on the mouth, which may seem extreme, but actually is really sensible.i have only been an orthodox Christian 5 years, but i keep hearing good advice all the time.people are advised to treat their fiance(e) like their brother or sister, with all chastity.edit:and, seriously, have a chaperone!
you can chat together alone, but have someone in the next room and the door open.
Due to a difference in the way the Revised Julian calendar and the Gregorian calendar tally leap years, the Revised Julian calendar will pull ahead of the Gregorian calendar by one day in the year 2800.
Eastern Orthodox Christians often abstain from meat, eggs, dairy, and/or alcohol for a period of 40 days leading up to Christmas and then fast during the day of Christmas Eve.
The first time I will ever feel her lips on mine will be when the priest tells me to on our wedding day, I won't actually even see her hair before we get home after our wedding.
I asked this question more so a discussion of appropriate orthodox daiting could be on here.
we are looking for marrage, the dating isn't an end in it self. When we where last together, we did hold hands, hug, snuggle on the sofa and kiss on the cheek but we drew the line at kissing on the mouth.
but during the limited time we get to spend face to face what is appropriate and what isn't. She is extremely modest (which I love), and wears a headscarf all the time, so there isn't much I have seen of her to inspire lust but despite that, 1) I know she is very beautiful physically and 2) with the "innocent" contact we did have it was difficult controlling the passions.
We actually agreed that this would be off limits until we are married.
This is a topic that is hard for any Christian but even more so for orthodox. Some books by monks say you shouldn't even hold hands and the world says you're weird if you don't sleep together.
It can be hard, I figured I'd start this thread so we can help and encourage each other.
Both my parents and my GF's parents dated months and have been married decades.
If you get divorced just make sure you have a good bit in savings and have contacts in a country that won't make you pay alimony. He says it is free not to take everything too seriously people get a bit hurt by life and get a bit sarcastic.(i am serious unless i do a winky smiley)oh, and marriage is just one part of a beautiful spiritual you learn to be more tolerant (than you thought possible), God blesses you with patience and can also receive these blessings through single life and through monasticism, when you do them for God. I created it before Orthodoxy, and have used it after Orthodoxy.