My girlfriend and I have been together for almost a decade and, we’re graduating college within the year.
I found Orthodxy a year ago and vowed to live a more righteous life, like Abba Moses. However, due to my sinful past with my girlfriend (formicatoon) she cannot cope with abstaining until marriage. So every now and then, I am tempted and fall into sin...she tempts me. Just like Joseph who was in Pharoah’s house. I never bring it up, in fact, I remind her that it is a sin but nevertheless, she continues to tempt me.
She is a Roman Catholic however she is by label only.
Half of me is telling me to break up with her, however, the other half is telling me to stay because it might get better. Better as in she finds Christ, and is open to becoming Oriental Orthodox and refrains from tempting me to sin.
I want to propose but not to an ungodly woman.
But I don’t know what to do. We’ve been best friends and talked every single day since the 7th grade however, I’ll do what it takes to become a righteous person
also note that you are following the 1st man when you blame 'eve'.
best just 2 confess u are wrong, we all sin sometimes.
God punished the woman because she listen to the serpent. However, he punished Adam because he listened to the woman.
It's best to listen to what the holy spirit is telling you.
It will take time for her to adjust. Be patient. She needs to get used to you as you change, and you cannot go from one way to another without bumps in the road. St. Moses is my, "patron" saint. He fought demons for many years before conquering them, and I am sure he never fully got rid of every weakness. Just as his brothers were patient with him, and he became with those who were robbers and become monks, you will have to find that balance of patience and understanding and not trying to be judgemental and set standards that were not there until recently. Step by step.
Father Lazuarus once told a story that he was walking back up his cave on the mountain. He went down to the monastery to grab food and supplies. As he was walking up, his mind wondered and he was over come by a demon and fell, getting injured and requiring a hospital stay.
Even the most ascetic monks suucomb to wandering minds and desires. There is no need to call someone you have been with so long, "ungodly" because she is adhering to standards that were previously set. By you, by the way. Be patient, and just as Abba Moses was brought to the faith -- seeing people practice what they preach -- and you can do the same with her. My wife did a great job, it only took her 11 years! Merry Christmas, and don't forget about us up at the Monastery!
Pray for me.
It is a symbol of the heart and soul of union.
Spiritual matters are symbolized this way and where handed down through Apostolic tradition from Christ and there meanings were built upon the Moses law and became greater. It is like we have a sign post that tells us the way to go or instructions but if it is in our hearts and souls in which way to go, it is embedded and we know it to be true. A sign post is inadequate. The Holy Spirit puts the guidance into us when we understand the tradition handed to us through the Apostles and church Fathers.
(1 Corinthians 6,9-10)
Ellen Flessman-Van Leer
Can you cite any new covenant scripture that promotes polygamy?