Addiction: An Affliction of the Soul

Addiction: An Affliction of the Soul

New Podcast with Deacon Nikolas Delaveris.  Living in a Foreign Land: Understanding Addiction from a Clinically-Orthodox Perspective Listen Now. The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to present our new podcast “Addiction and Orthodoxy”. This week Deacon Nikolas tackles the spiritual and theological definitions of addictions.  Many use depressant and stimulants to conquer...

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How Do I Connect Addiction and Orthodoxy?

How Do I Connect Addiction and Orthodoxy?

New Podcast with Deacon Nikolas Delaveris.  Living in a Foreign Land: Understanding Addiction from a Clinically-Orthodox Perspective Listen Now. The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to begin our new podcast “Addiction and Orthodoxy”.  1 in 7 people will face substance abuse in the US alone –  Vivek Murthy, the former surgeon general. Addiction...

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Anita’s Story

Anita’s Story

Anita Devlin shines the light in the darkness, telling her story of the struggle with addiction, a crisis that is hitting American families today. Breaking the silence she is raising awareness to the national epidemic the country is facing. Speaking at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology...

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Help and Hope for Depression

Help and Hope for Depression

Is depression a spiritual process or a psychological illness? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Byron Gaist, Assistant Professor of Psychology at American College in Cyprus. Perhaps happiness shouldn’t be our goal.  His book, Creative Suffering and the Wounded Healer: Analytical Psychology and Orthodox Christian Theology, was mentioned in...

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Enabling a Loved One: A Christian Perspective

Enabling a Loved One: A Christian Perspective

We all have one in our family. The loved one who drinks a little too much, gambles, or takes a few too many pain pills. These family members can be the root of arguments, suffering, and drama. It can be very stressful to deal with loved ones who have a...

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OCAMPR Conference 2015: Barriers in the Heart

OCAMPR Conference 2015: Barriers in the Heart

  The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR) is an organization endorsed by the Assembly of Bishops that provides sustenance, dialogue, and growth for Orthodox Christians in professions that minister to the health of their fellow human beings. OCAMPR stresses the symbiotic relationship between incarnational, kenotic theology...

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Addiction

Addiction

Be Transfigured – Addiction The Church is filled with them; people who live sinful lives and then arrive Sunday morning acting like angels. It turns many people off from “religion” and even more from attending Church on Sunday mornings. It is common to hear the excuse, “I have no intention of...

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Conversations with Abba Isaac: Screen Asceticism

Conversations with Abba Isaac: Screen Asceticism

I am not a Luddite. I am sitting in front of a computer screen, I have an iPhone in my pocket, and I watched the news this morning on the television. I enjoy a good film now and then, and I have been known to binge watch a favorite television...

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Anorexia, Faith, and Recovery

Anorexia, Faith, and Recovery

We conclude our month-long look at addiction with a young woman whose blog on recovering from an eating disorder is gaining quite a bit of attention. Join Fr. Chris as he speaks with Marina Abdel Malek about her anorexia, faith, and recovery process. To learn more, visit her blog at...

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Addictive Behavior and Who It Hurts

Addictive Behavior and Who It Hurts

Tune in for a frank conversation about a topic causing growing concern — Internet pornography. Dr. Albert Rossi gives his thoughts on why this is an addictive behavior, who is engaging in it, and why we can’t write this off as something that’s not hurting anyone. Dr. Rossi also shares...

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