Posted by Themistokles on August 16, 2001 at 22:20:23:
In Reply to: Hoping to get along with my Greek in-laws posted by Shy Boy on August 15, 2001 at 23:13:25:
: Does anyone know of any good websites or books where I can learn a little more about Greek traditions, customs, Greek Orthodoxy, language, politics etc?
: My girlfriend, and hopefully one day my wife, is Greek and I would dearly like to please her (and of course her family- I know how important that is!) by being sensitive to their culture. Plus of course it is all just so interesting to me that I want to learn more about Greek life and culture just for my own interests.
: Grateful for your help and advice.
Dear file (friend):
It's commendable of you to show enough respect and concern about how your inlaws feel. I have seen all-too-many perspective spouses show complete disregard towards their (Hellenic or otherwise) future in-laws. This even occurs all too often when both spouses-to-be are of Hellenic extraction.
As for a great single source of information (as a starting point), why not try the following book I've recommended to some of my friends' non-Hellenic fiancee's (both female and male): a great book by a "xeni" (foreigner) who has fully embraced her husband's "Ellinosini" (Greekness) and faith (Orthodoxy). I've made a link to the Amazon web site for you.
Best of luck,
Here is the link:
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