Orthodox christian morality dating
Especially against the Jewish people from whom all Christianity is derived.ANSWER: The practice of the Church is not a matter of discrimination any more than the practice of the Jewish faith, which only permits practicing Jews to celebrate their bar mitzvah, or the practice of the Buddhist faith, which allows only practicing Buddhists to enter Buddhist monastic orders, are cases of discrimination.
They can’t log in without our passwords, and we also have them keep to a two-hour computer time limit (which the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends) with breaks in between. They’ve got enough to worry about with homework, sports and college. In a world where the word religion is looked at as a bad word, and kids are being told rules don’t matter anymore—church is desperately needed. Our kids need to see us pray, and they need to see us make church a priority. Help them by offering a non-judgmental, loving example of the Church’s viewpoint on current issues.Life gets busy and we don’t step back enough to see what we might be doing as parents to hurt our children’s spiritual growth.Being an intentional Orthodox Christian parent is hard work…but it’s worth it.Bottom line: if you’re not an observant Jew, why would you want to be bar mitzvahed; if you do not practice Buddhism, why would you want to be a Buddhist monk?It is a matter of sacramentology, as well as common sense.Right now, their souls are like flowers just barely beginning to bloom. Have you looked around lately at all the kids glued to their phones because they’re so hooked on them they can’t put them down. Statistics show the average nine year old has already been exposed to porn on the net. And if there already is one in there, take it out and put it in a prominent area of your home. Just because they act like everything is okay doesn’t mean it is. Show you care by asking about their day and actually listening to them.
Don’t kill that spiritual growth with the world’s evils. Seriously, this is their innocence and their soul we’re talking about here. I don’t believe putting kids in tempting situations is good for them. Kids need structure, and they need to see you as an example of someone who strives to put God first, before everything else. Take them out for dessert or to a coffee shop for one-on-one time.
Now a commercialized holiday celebrating modern Western courtship and romance, the ancient Christian origins of Saint Valentine’s Day are largely forgotten.
The actual Orthodox liturgical Feast Days of Valentinos (Greek)/Valentinus (Latin) commemorate two Early Christian saints, Saint Valentine the Presbyter of Rome (July 6) and Hieromartyr Valentine the Bishop of Intermna (Terni), Italy (July 30).
But the Orthodox Church does not condone any sort of violence or judgmentalism towards those who struggle with homosexual temptations.
In this modern day mess in which so many churches feel compelled to go one way or the other, Orthodoxy remains an abode of sanity, rooted in ancient Christian tradition.
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