The Significance of Taking Small Steps

The Significance of Taking Small Steps

Listen Now.  Being busy has become the norm.  Where is God in your schedule?  Join us as we discuss finding time in our lives for Christ and the significance of taking small steps to initiate greater things in our lives and particularly in our relationship with Christ.   Paula and...

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Remember to Connect with God First

Remember to Connect with God First

Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss loneliness, relationships, and the importance of remembering to go to the Lord first – that we must first connect with God and see ourselves through him in order to connect with others and build loving relationships.   Paula and Eleni will be back...

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What it Means to be Happy in a Marriage

What it Means to be Happy in a Marriage

Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss cornerstone marriages v. capstone marriages, expectations and and why God gave us Holy Marriages.  The truth is that God gave us Holy Marriages to bring us closer to Him, to be more like Christ and to help each other on the path to salvation....

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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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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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On Preparing for Marriage – Starting Off on the Right Foot

On Preparing for Marriage – Starting Off on the Right Foot

Listen Now.  Are you getting married this year?  Have you been to a pre-marital class?  Join us for this discussion on topics you should talk about prior to getting married such as spiritual life, life long goals, and the meanings of your marriage commitment. For more, check out this article...

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For Couples – How Do You Give and Receive Love?

For Couples – How Do You Give and Receive Love?

Listen Now.  Join us today as we discuss a Christ-centered marriage and the five love languages, how couples give and receive love, and how we must learn to speak our spouse’s primary love language if we want that person to feel loved.  To learn more about the five love languages...

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