Dating from an orthodox perspective
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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.
By Thomas Eric Ruthford Patience is a heavenly virtue, and it seems that God is giving the Christian Single a task that requires a lot of it.
We ought to give thanks to God for everything, including our current situation, even if we don’t really like it.
To Eastern Orthodoxy, the relationship which people have with God is reflected in the love for one another; the union of two people in marriage is considered to be a reflection of our ultimate union with God.
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Pray that your struggle to find the right person will only be as long as one of the Old Testament books, such as Ruth or Jonah, as opposed to the Book of Kings, which spans several centuries.