Bahai dating rules
Also, over time, I have learned that there are very simple physical things I can do that make fasting a whole lot easier.I don't know why there aren't more "guides to spiritual fasting," as people of virtually every religious tradition abstain from food and drink sometime during each year.However, there is no indication that it will resemble the practices extant in existing cultures….In this interim period, the friends are encouraged to make great efforts to live in conformity with the Teachings and to gradually forge a new pattern of behavior, more in keeping with the spirit of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation. “Although a Bahá’í may, if he chooses, seek his parents’ advice on the choice of a partner, and although Bahá’í parents may give such advice if asked, it is clear from the Teachings that parents do not have the right to interfere in their children’s actual choice of a prospective partner until approached for their consent to marry.“...[T]here is nothing in the Bahá’í Writings which relates specifically to the so-called dating practices prevalent in some parts of the world, where two unmarried people of the opposite sex participate together in a social activity.In general, Bahá’ís who are planning to involve themselves in this form of behavior should become well aware of the Bahá’í Teachings on chastity and, with these in mind, should scrupulously avoid any actions which would arouse passions which might well tempt them to violate these Teachings.While I've always been self-disciplined in some areas of my life, I haven't been so great at dieting.So imagine my surprise when I found I could go without food or drink from sunrise to sunset - even go without coffee and cigarettes - if I prayed hard enough about it.
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In deciding which acts are permissible in the light of these considerations, the youth should use their own judgment, giving due consideration to the advice of their parents, taking account of the prevailing customs of the society in which they live, and prayerfully following the guidance of their conscience.
It is the sacred duty of parents to instill in their children the exalted Bahá’í standard of moral conduct, and the importance of adherence to this standard cannot be over-emphasized as a basis for true happiness and for successful marriage.” Self-preparation is a first vital step.
" Such was my reaction when I first actually faced the Bahá'í Fast, which begins on the evening of March 1.
Just get up early and have breakfast, don't eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset, and then have a nice dinner. "I'm sure this isn't good for my health," I whined to myself.