13 Reasons Why You Really Need to Know What’s Going On

13 Reasons Why You Really Need to Know What’s Going On

“I hope you’re ready, because I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended. And if you’re listening to these tapes, you’re one of the reasons why.”—Hannah Baker, 13 Reasons Why Have you heard about the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why? It’s caused...

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The Importance of Fatherhood in the Orthodox Church – Family Insights Podcast Series

The Importance of Fatherhood in the Orthodox Church – Family Insights Podcast Series

Listen Now. Join us today as we discuss the role of fathers in the faith life and spiritual development of children. Overwhelming evidence shows that when a Christian father attends worship service on a regular basis, the rest of the family follows, thus confirming the essential role of the father...

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A Letter to Dad, Memory Eternal

A Letter to Dad, Memory Eternal

Dear Dad, It has been 20 years since the day you passed. I don’t remember the date, but it was Father’s Day and Pentecost that year. I marveled then and now at how you went out with such fanfare. Choosing both of those holidays in one day was so noteworthy....

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Is It Okay to Make Mistakes? (Part 2): Family Insights Podcast Series

Is It Okay to Make Mistakes? (Part 2): Family Insights Podcast Series

Today join us as they continue to talk about how we all make mistakes and how struggles can be good.  Together these counselors will walk you through the important topics so that you can gain insight into your family. Need more resources?  Do not give up, strengthen your Toolbox with these: One...

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Finding Faith: Always, Now and Forever

Finding Faith: Always, Now and Forever

A recent article in the “Faith & Family” section of the local Saturday newspaper reported on a research study. A sociologist and historian teamed up in Canada to find growing mainline churches by focusing on data from 2003-2013. They defined “growing” and “declining” as an average of two percent or...

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Is It Okay to Make Mistakes? (Part I):  Family Insights Podcast Series

Is It Okay to Make Mistakes? (Part I): Family Insights Podcast Series

Welcome to the Podcast Series of Family Insights powered by Orthodox Christian Network and Family Life Ministry.  Together these ministries have collaborated to bring insight into family life.  Paula and Eleni will be back every other week in between your busy tune schedules. OCN is with you in your day to day faith walk engaging Orthodox Christians in...

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Sacred Space in our Family Life: Podcast Series

Sacred Space in our Family Life: Podcast Series

Welcome to the Podcast Series of Family Insights powered by Orthodox Christian Network and Family Life Ministry.  Together these ministries have collaborated to bring insight into family life. Today join us as they talk about how the first two commandments relate to oneself and their relationship to the family.  Together these counselors will walk you through the...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Dealing with the Noise and Pace of Life

Understanding and Living Our Faith: Dealing with the Noise and Pace of Life

“When God the Logos created human nature, He did not make the senses susceptible either to pleasure or pain; instead, He implanted in it a certain noetic capacity through which men could enjoy Him in an inexpressible way.” (St. Maximos the Confessor) It is impossible to experience God’s presence in...

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My Church’s Centennial Celebration

My Church’s Centennial Celebration

Photo courtesy of Kathleen Marvin Sickles. This past October, I had the honor of being the co-chairperson of my church’s Centennial Celebration. It was an amazing experience to be part of the excitement leading up to the grand weekend. Seeing old friends and family come together to honor a rich...

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Faith and Student Loans

Faith and Student Loans

What’s the riskiest financial decision you’ll have to make before you turn 18 years old? If you think it’s buying a car – wrong. If you think it’s the opportunity cost of backpacking for a year through the Greece – wrong. The answer is…drumroll please…taking out a student loan. But,...

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