I have a few questions about how relationships work for coptic egyptians. I am Christian and I met a girl at work who is coptic and we've become great friends, everything about her seems to be perfect in my eyes, but right when we first met each other, she pointed out that she is into the "coptic egyptian" dating. Which she said is to get to know someone and get married sort of deal. Anyways, I dont know exactly what that means... I know her parents are extremely strict, but I'm not sure about the whole thing as I am not egyptian or coptic. Honestly I wasn't grown up/raised going to church, I was actually complete opposite.. bad family situation, lived in a bad neighborhood, etc.. But I've always prayed to god & when I met her was actually the first time I've really been at church as she had invited me to come with her. I'm not sure how else to say it.. but I feel like god sent me in her direction so that we can meet and she has also shown me a deeper way to god. I am really in love with her and I'm not sure what to do? because I don't think I'll ever be approved by anyone if I were to tell her, or marry her. I just feel completely shut down. And she is my only friend too, I just feel so lost & confused and I have noone else to talk to other than god. I always tell her everything but of course this I cannot.
Maybe some opinions on what I should do? Will god help me?