I'm wondering if coptic priests offer council on personal concerns similar to priests/ministers in other sects of Christianity? If so, will a priest likely speak with me if I am not a part of the church?
I am in my late 20s and romantically involved with a guy who is coptic, not religious but very involved in the church from a community/cultural perspective. I was raised agnostic and tend to keep the specifics of my spiritual beliefs to myself but my family celebrates all Christian holidays and participates in many multicultural events. Our relationship is quite a mess and I think many of those problems come from differences in our upbringings. I would very much like to speak with a priest in hope that he may be able to offer me some guidance and insight into the ways of the church and how that is likely influencing my guy's behaviour. I think our relationship is likely coming to an end and I don't expect my conversation with a priest to change that. I do hope that it will give me some clarity and peace of mind as to how things have unfolded.