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  • First of all his question is extremely inappropriate. Marriage is not a check list of things and nothing in life is guaranteed. His boldness in asking it at this stage is quite disturbing and should not come from a practicing Christian. Instead of l…
  • Please view the link below, it is the story of Father Lazarus, an Australian (with no Egyptian background) who was an atheist and through a series of events ended up at St.Anthony's Monastery in Egypt.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmSm120gFlQ
  • Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and I am sorry for the negative experiences you had in the Coptic Church. I would like to point out that a lot of the things you describe relate to Egyptian culture/traditions and NOT Christianity. Unf…
  • Some suggestions/advice: -Read the Bible in your room and place a "do not disturb" sign at the door. -Do not share someone else's personal information with others, that's extremely hurtful. Apologize to her again. -Do not impose your beliefs on h…
  • In my opinion the main problem is the PARENTS, they fail to discipline their children and teach them to respect the church.  What's worse is that they defend their children even when they are wrong. I have witnessed not only cell phones ringing in c…
  • I agree with you 100%.  I am extremely sick of Egyptians too and I have limited my interaction with them for my mental sanity.  There are more people who will defend what's clearly wrong than those who will stand up for what's right. The sad truth i…
  • Thank you so much for sharing Fr. Lazarus is an amazing person....it was delightful to watch. I hope there will be more to come soon. There is so much to learn from him.
  • I personally believe that marriage should come after completing your education.  I am not sure why girls are in such a rush to get married so early.  A lot of people who marry young end up marrying the wrong person. In your early 20's you don't even…
  • Have you been diagnosed with ADHD? Was the medication prescribed to you or someone else?
  • It's more important not to turn our back on God in our everyday life (outside of church) by doing things that are sinful and displeasing to Him. Walking sideways/backwards or whatever way you chose means absolutely nothing. It's the condition of yo…
  • [quote author=✞LoveConquersAll✞ link=topic=9092.msg113140#msg113140 date=1271029854] [quote author=grace08 link=topic=9092.msg113117#msg113117 date=1271002667] [quote author=✞LoveConquersAll✞ link=topic=9092.msg113103#msg113103 date=1270976052] [quo…
  • [quote author=✞LoveConquersAll✞ link=topic=9092.msg113103#msg113103 date=1270976052] [quote author=grace08 link=topic=9092.msg113071#msg113071 date=1270919697] For all those arguing in favor of the long mass, I just want to ask a question do you att…
  • For all those arguing in favor of the long mass, I just want to ask a question do you attend the full mass from the beginning?  I personally prefer the shorter mass as I can't concentrate for 4 hours with all the noise, kids and action going on a…
  • Coptic mass is just too long and has resulted in the following: 1. Hard to stay focused for so many hours (that's why a lot of people go late). 2. Children can't sit still and start running around and misbehaving. 3. Church becomes gossip ground wh…
  • As long as you don't become proud and think that you are better than others it's ok to accept praise/compliments. It's a form of encouragement and support for what you are doing. It motivates you to continue doing what you are doing.
  • [quote author=Ioannes link=topic=8994.msg112350#msg112350 date=1269468395] It is not our job to go seek unity, I am glad u finally admit that the ultimate goal is unity. You are foolish in that you ignore the stated goal of the wcc and instead say…
  • [quote author=Neniotee Ethoab link=topic=8947.msg111885#msg111885 date=1268587426] What exactly are the rules for priests swimming? [/quote] Same rules that apply to any Christian.
  • choose to sin-choose to suffer
  • [quote author=mabsoota link=topic=8888.msg111464#msg111464 date=1267562792] so, my main point is that some of these supposedly anti-satanic websites actually increase people's fascination with the enemy, and we certainly can't be sure that God is gl…
  • As a Christian it is our duty to know wrong from right. Fake from real. We can't just be naive and accept everything so as not to be judgmental.  There is a difference between being judgmental and using your brain (that God gave you) to discern …
  • [quote author=Crazy4Christ1 link=topic=8898.msg111367#msg111367 date=1267475718] how should i deal with the really annoying people who think they are so holy and every time u shake hands with them they try to kiss ur hand like ur abouna or something…
  • Don't waste your time. Understanding these symbols/hidden meanings doesn't make you a better Christian.
  • [quote author=Marmoura99 link=topic=8835.msg110789#msg110789 date=1266380934] The same EXACT thing happened to me only a few months ago. I went to a party, talked to a guy from church, he liked me, and messaged me at 3 in the morning to ask if I wo…
  • Please do not complicate things.  A hug is just simply a hug.  I can't understand why Egyptians  have to analyze it, break it down, consider the angle and position of the hug, how long the hug was for,  and turn it into some love story.  Just retur…
  • [quote author=peterfarrington link=topic=8734.msg109753#msg109753 date=1264796856] I do not think that having a medical examination has much to do with describing one's past sins. And of course the encouragement to have a medical is not a dogmatic …
    in . Comment by grace08 February 2010
  • If a girl is a couple of months older (or even a year or two), it's really not a big deal as some Egyptians make it out to be. The most important thing is that the guy and the girl (no one else) are both comfortable with it, then it's not going to b…
  • Wow all this happened in 19 days!  It is so confusing I had to read it several times just to be able to follow the series of events and I'm still puzzled. So she kissed you after knowing you for basically 2 to 3 days!!! You barely even know each …
  • May God Bless you for seeing her for who she truly is and not judging her for something that was not her fault. 
  • [quote author=minagir link=topic=8715.msg109441#msg109441 date=1264006333] [quote author=grace08 link=topic=8715.msg109440#msg109440 date=1264005474] This has nothing to do with Christianity and everything to do with culture/tradition. What makes …
    in Girls Comment by grace08 January 2010