On Managing Faith, Work and Family

On Managing Faith, Work and Family

This Podcast Series Program is brought to your by The Callas Foundation and  Orthodox Christian Network listeners like you. Listen Now.  In close to half of two-parent families, both parents work full time.  Join us as we discuss the importance of communication and connection, the keys to managing faith, work and family in...

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Growing Up Orthodox in a Military Family

Growing Up Orthodox in a Military Family

Interview with Commander Demetries Andrew Grimes Listen Now.  “Being from a military family, where we were moving every couple of years the first place we would find family is at our church.” In this interview Eleni Alexiou speaks with Commander Demetries Andrew Grimes about his Orthodox Christian faith journey.    He is US...

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On Learning that it’s OK not to be Perfect

On Learning that it’s OK not to be Perfect

Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss parenting and the importance of recognizing that the imperfect times are where life happens, where we learn from our mistakes, find character and strength, and become our unique selves. Paula and Eleni will be back every other week in between your busy tune...

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Woven – Helping Modern Teenage Girls Face Life’s Challenges Together through God’s Love

Woven – Helping Modern Teenage Girls Face Life’s Challenges Together through God’s Love

  Listen Now.  In this interview Eleni Alexiou speaks with Edna King, who along with Zoe Pappas wrote Woven, an interactive book for modern Orthodox teenage girls produced by Family Life Ministry. Woven is designed to engage girls, whether at home or in a small group setting, in discovering their identity as being...

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Encouragement Goes Straight to the Heart

Encouragement Goes Straight to the Heart

Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss encouragement, and the importance of becoming aware of what encourages you and and the what encourages others.  Knowing what a big difference encouragement makes in your own life, what can you do to help others “to take heart” when the going gets tough?   Paula...

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What Three Words Come to Mind When You Hear, Happy New Year?

What Three Words Come to Mind When You Hear, Happy New Year?

Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss the “New Year,” setting realistic expectations and the importance of being intentional, present, and open to whatever might happen.  For further thought, we offer a daily devotion from Fr. Stavros in which he discusses the beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year, as well as...

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The Perfect Gift for Orthodox Christian Families

The Perfect Gift for Orthodox Christian Families

Listen Now.   As we head into the Christmas season, join us as we discuss the importance of simplifying and slowing down to create traditions and memories, and help others, truly the perfect gift.   Photo credit: Listen Now.  About Our Podcasters Paula Marchman, MA, LPC, is the Managing Director of Family...

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On Step Families

On Step Families

Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss step families, often a difficult subject to navigate, particularly during the holidays.  We discuss how they are created, and navigating how to become a family for the children by honoring their feelings and sense of belonging, as well as how children adjust to...

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“Is Saint Nicholas Real?”

“Is Saint Nicholas Real?”

While listening to an entertaining radio drama about what to tell your kids if they ask you whether Santa Claus ~ St. Nick is for real. To show our deep appreciation of your support, we have an icon of St. Nicholas linked below for you to print and place in...

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On the Art of Slowing Down

On the Art of Slowing Down

Listen Now.  These days we all seem to have such hectic lives, quickly moving from one activity to another, rarely having the opportunity to focus on the good things in our lives, to focus on being grateful, which brings us joy and happiness.  Modern technology saves us time in so...

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Making Joyful Connections with Our Children

Making Joyful Connections with Our Children

Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss how to make meaningful connections with our children and new parenting book on the topic, Parenting Toward the Kingdom: Orthodox Christian Principles of Child-Rearing, by Philip Mamalakis, PH.D.  In addition, click here to check out these tips on how to joyfully connect with...

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Take Time for a Marriage Check Up

Take Time for a Marriage Check Up

Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss the importance of building a Christ-centered marriage and doing a marriage check up from time to time.  Praying together will enhance your connection to God and each other.  In addition, key steps to take include building love maps, expressing appreciation, affection and admiration,...

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