Of Heaven and Earth, Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Of Heaven and Earth, Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Can we create heaven here on earth?  Anxiety and depression are built in alarm systems that something in our core is not ok, says Presvytera Julie Honeycutt, a Christian IFS therapist in a conversation with Fr. Chris Metropulos. Therapy is about finding the root issue to healing and helping her client cultivate...

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Choosing Suicide Over Suffering

Choosing Suicide Over Suffering

Listen as Fr. Chris talks with Dr. Ary Christofides, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the founder of Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI), as they deconstruct the nature of suffering concerning terminally ill patients.  What can we do when fear and anxiety fill us as we face terminal illness? But first we...

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Getting through the Winter Blues

Getting through the Winter Blues

Listen as our guest Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) speaks with Fr. Gregory Joyce about the seasonal effects of shorter days and less sunshine also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Dr. Randa has great insight and tools to help those who experience depression during...

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When Our Children Leave the Nest

When Our Children Leave the Nest

  Although we raise our children to be independent, did we prepare ourselves to live independently of them?  It can be a very trying time for parents and marriages when the children move on and out.   Speaking with Fr. Chris about “empty nesters” is Anastasia Kruse, a Licensed Clinical Professional...

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Confession vs. Counseling

Confession vs. Counseling

​Confession? Counseling?  How do you choose?  We’ve invited Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) (www.occiservices.org) to talk about a healthy balance of the two and the unique roles each holds.  Depending on your needs, you may be seeking accountability, forgiveness, or a sounding board. In each case,...

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Valuing Traditions During the Holidays

Valuing Traditions During the Holidays

​The Holidays are full of family, religious, and cultural traditions because our human nature finds comfort in consistency and repetition.  When a family or individual converts to Orthodoxy, there can be a ripple effect; extended family members have to adjust to new or lost family traditions.  Allena Barbato, a licensed...

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Reducing Stress

Reducing Stress

Do you procrastinate and then find that you need stress to move you through your day? Has stress affected your health and well being?  Listen as Dr. Randa Anderson at the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute talks with Fr. Chris about the many dangers and traps stress can cause and explains...

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In Love with Excess

In Love with Excess

As we enter the Christmas season, Dr. Randa Anderson, a member of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute in Chicago, talks with Fr. Chris about our infatuation with excess. With insight into our desire to indulge, they also discuss the benefits of prayer, fasting and almsgiving towards our preparation for Christ’s...

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Help with BASELINE!

Help with BASELINE!

This week on CRTL, Allena Barbato from the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute talks with Fr. Chris about the importance to taking an interest in your child’s interests. Then photographer David DeJonge and Fr. Kordaris talk about an exciting project called BASELINE. Tune in to find out what’s proposed and how...

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Good Communication and Relationships, Part 2

Good Communication and Relationships, Part 2

Fr. Chris continues his conversation with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute this week. Last week, they discussed the importance of listening, and they are now moving on to some everyday examples of how communication can break down between couples, and also between parents and children. How...

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Good Communication and Relationships

Good Communication and Relationships

Tune in this week to hear the first part of Fr. Chris’ talk with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute. Dr. Christofidis talks about the importance and effects of good communication in our relationships today. He also offers practical tips on improving communication, particularly the practice of...

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Parenting

Parenting

We’ll continue our monthly theme of New Beginnings with Dr. Randa Anderson of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute, here to talk with us about the many ways in which parenting offers us the chance to begin again. To learn more about the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute, visit their website, www.occiservices.org. Visit...

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