So, how did Russian dating become your topic of interest?
Maybe you have developed a long distant relationship with an online match in Russia or are curious to ask out the cute Russian girl two doors down.
Now I’m free to join as many church groups as I’d like, to spend my time meeting new Orthodox people and to participate in church events instead of planning long-distance visits or scheduling phone-calls.
I could’ve raised our children in the Orthodox Church by myself, but how confusing would it be for them to see their parents taking Communion at different places, celebrating Pascha twice, or going to multiple services for Christmas?
Well, it doesn’t help that society (especially including the likes of the infamous Carrie Bradshaw and the ranks of elderly women in my church) makes it very clear that “single” is not synonymous with “fabulous.”When the great religious debates first started between us, I began to read more about our faiths, to ask questions that I had never thought of before, and to pray (albeit selfishly) harder than I probably ever had.
The meaning of the family in Russia is not limited to the husband, wife and children.
It stretches to include grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces.
Russian men conventionally have seen themselves as superior to women.
Historically in Russian families, women were expected to serve their men, take care of the children, and perform all household chores.