- Nov 17, 2019
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I like this Code of Conduct very, very much.Existing research conveys the idea that fewer people are meeting their romantic partners through some sort of church or church related activity.
Church participation is decreasing, especially among Millennials (early 1980s to mid-1990s births). Go to almost any Judeo-Christian religion's Sunday service and look for 21-40 year old single people. It is a missing demographic in churches.
The only 21-40 year olds who actually practice religion are already married and usually have kids.
Many of the Christian religions ban pre-marital sex. Catholic doctrine bans pre-marital sex and contraception in most cases. Adhering to those two things would immensely decrease the market for finding a partner. The only valid marriages for Catholics are marriages in the Catholic Church between two Catholics or an interfaith marriage when the non-Catholic partner agrees to have the children raised at Catholics. Catholic doctrine is very strict if it is adhered to as it is intended to be. The majority of self-proclaimed Catholics don't do it because I sense that the perception is that it is highly impractical in a lot of circumstances. Other Christian denominations are mixed on pre-marital sex, but the most ardent Protestant sects likely ban pre-marital sex. Almost all Protestant sects are ok with contraception.
I have some familiarity with Mormonism. Good people. If you want to be successful with extended relationships with practicing Mormons, you're probably going to need to convert. Mormons also ban pre-marital sex.
I was once on a trip in Utah and I had to take a bathroom break. I was in Provo, UT, home of Brigham Young University, a strict Mormon college with a code of conduct that I would not have been able to adhere to when I was a college student. I would not have lasted 3 days at BYU without a code violation. I stopped at a Walgreens. After going to the bathroom, I took a look to see what the condom aisle looked like in a highly Mormon town. There was a full selection of condoms there, not unlike a Walgreens in Denver or Las Vegas.
I still have sleeveless tops, I swear and I have 2 piercings besides each other in the regular place in each ear which I actually regret. I was copycatting a pretty teacher who wore one dainty earring besides the bigger earring. It looked so nice back when I was 13 but my parents discouraged me until I was 16/17 when I transferred to the public school system. Then I got it done.
Can't undo a pierced hole but I can donate the sleeveless tops and practice not swearing. Swearing was a stress relief technique at work and a deterrant when I didn't want a guy coming on to me in other situations.
All the other conduct codes I'm so good with! Except for example, I'm drinking a decaf coffee right now. That's probably not even allowed.
I do love hot beverages. Maybe just eat more clear soups instead.
Hey, I really don't care for men having beards. So many refuse to colour them to match their scalp hair or even just to avoid that messy salt and pepper look and it always looks weird.
So I really like the men's dress code too