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In addition to what all of you saw on the blog, I have received dozens of questions and comments in e-mails, which I and the folks at Boundless have culled through to see what the most pressing questions seem to be.
Judging from both frequency and "passion," the most pressing questions arising from the last piece involve physical involvement — which I'm about to cover, initiation of relationships (especially the bit about involving the woman's father), and the practical details of how one of these relationships works.
The Biblical Greek term for sin, αμαρτία (amartia), means "sin": it implies that one's aim is out and that one has not reached the goal, one's fullest potential.
As in Western Christianity, in Eastern Orthodoxy the goal is union with God.
Orthodoxy regards the mysteries of the Church, also known as sacraments in the West, as vehicles leading towards union with God.
From the Orthodox churches point of view, humans are not sexual creatures in terms of their essential identity.
Many wanted to know, did I really mean no physical intimacy? Isn't it sex outside of marriage that Scripture explicitly prohibits?
It's simply impossible for me to address all of the fantastic individual questions and comments we've received, but know that we will do our very best to incorporate as many as possible into the columns themselves and the blog discussions that follow. Quite a few of you asked questions or made comments about my statement in Biblical Dating, an Introduction that "Biblical dating assumes NO physical intimacy" outside of marriage.
While marriage is honored and affirmed among Christians and throughout the Bible, there is no suggestion that it is necessary for everyone.
Single people who either have chosen to remain unmarried or who have lost their spouse for some reason are neither incomplete in Christ nor personal failures.
Back when I was in university, I was involved in Christian groups.
They frequently ventured into the realm of dating and relationships since it was on the minds of a lot of hormone driven college age students.