Orthodox view on dating
These people may know the single, and through the community the parents hope that they can find a suitable match for their child.
Is there a difference in trusting God as a Protestant, or trusting God as an Orthodox?Without understanding the role that marriage plays in this process, it can be easy to abandon the idea of finding someone who's pious and of the same faith—a task that requires much patience, an iron will, and near-constant prayer.But to those who do understand, it's unquestionably worth the wait and the price.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.If anyone can point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.
One thing that I have found so far is that the Orthodox church does not have much advice on this topic. I've only known one kind, and I suspect it is the modern one (I'm not terribly ancient). If we establish what these things are, perhaps we can get to some basic Orthodox principles that would relate to this important topic.
In the Orthodox Church it is not permitted for an Orthodox Christian to be married to an individual who has not been baptized, regardless of whether they are of the Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or other faith.
While there is generally no exception to this rule, especially in the USA, you may wish to discuss your particular circumstance with your parish priest, who can offer specific guidance tailored to your individual situation.
Sinjin, Think of dating as Lot lifting his eyes towards the plains of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere.
The testimony of Scripture is "that righteous mans soul was afflicted..." by the conduct of the people of Sodom.
Depending on where you live you may be more limited, but options are available for Jewish Dating.