Some of the specific challenges I identified were: So I founded Practical
Its purpose: to instigate a national conversation about how to make courtship more practical. Then couples who did get married through courtship started getting divorced.
I explained what courtship was and quoted Joshua Harris, chapter and verse. “I don’t think courtship is a smart idea,” my grandfather said.
“How can you tell who you want to marry if you aren’t going out on dates? I ignored their advice on relationships, preferring to listen to the young people around me who were passionate advocates of courtship.
I traveled to the Former Soviet Union 5 times (1992, 1997, 2007, 2011, 2015) for more than a year total time, to document Spiritual Christian communities. While visiting nearly 100 Spiritual Christian congregations around the world, differences between the confused faiths became obvious.
My summary findings at are updated as time permits.
The new self-declared patriarchates were independent nations defined by their religion.
” and so I wanted to share my response here: Thank you for asking this question.
* "Sect" and "sectarian" as derived from the Latin secta, "a way, road" ...
a discipline or school of thought as defined by a set of methods and doctrines.
should be used when generally referring to an unknown or mixed religious group(s) of non-Orthodox, non-Jewish, non-Muslim and similar faiths and/or groups in, or from, Old Russia, and/ or their descendants.
Their ancestry can be a mixture of Caucasian and Asiatic peoples; including Armenian, Chuvash, Finn, German, Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Mordvin, etc.