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    Isaac
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    I’m just curious to know your opinions. Would you prefer to date someone who is Orthodox or Non-Orthodox? Why or why not? I used to have a gay Orthodox Jewish friend and even he had a hard time answering this question.

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    Maria
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    Personally, I would like to date someone of the same faith, but I am currently married to an agnostic (I was Catholic when we started dating). At the end of the day though, I just think it’s important that they support you and your faith šŸ™‚
    I have icons all over the house, my wife drives me to church and encourages me to pray, let me put bible verses into our wedding service, so it works out for us. That said, I would like to pray together but that’s probably not going to happen for a long time.

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    Joe
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    Maria! You are worthy of the name! My heart goes out to you so much… My husband is not Orthodox (and technically, neither am I, because I can’t get christmated without abandoning/repenting my marriage, but that’s another story!) but he is a Christian (Episcopal)… The fact that your wife encourages you in your faith, without demanding a scientific/logical explanation is a good sign that you are really living for and with Our Lord… The tree will bear fruit, but you can’t force it. I don’t quote scripture well (I barely keep up with my goarch daily readings! I admit it…), but I seem to remember something about how “they (the non believers/uninformed) will know you belong to (Christ) because of how you act”…
    I remember an old Protestant Sunday school song that goes “this little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine..”
    I would change the lyrics to “this giant unquenchable bonfire of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, but I’m not gonna throw red hot coals in people’s faces”…
    It is my opinion that nobody these days wants to listen to a zealot, but if the zealot does his work correctly, patiently, and carefully, he won’t have to say much at all.
    I will certainly pray along with you that your wife comes to Christ in due time… Hang in there sister, keep on keepin on!

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    Maria
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    Thank you so much Joe! I took the name Maria when I became a catechumen, because I have such a deep adoration for the Theotokos, so you saying that I am worthy of the name means so, so much to me. I may have teared up a little bit!
    (I’m techinally still a catechumen, too, by the way šŸ™‚ but I should be received into the church soon, God willing).
    And thank you! I pray for her with that intention too, but I certainly don’t try and force anything on her. She unfortunately doesn’t feel comfortable attending church because she feels unwanted as a gay person, and doesn’t have the faith in God to make her go regardless like I do šŸ˜›
    Thank you again šŸ™‚

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