Posts about parenting

Orthodox Family & Faith

Insight to Adoption

November is National Adoption Month.  Jennifer Hock has joined Fr. Chris to share her experience as a foster and adoption parent in this episode of Orthodox…

Nov 20, 2015
The Sounding

The Lord of the Dance

  When my son Michael – who has special needs – is excited, or when he is trying to get a burp to come out, he does a little dance.  It’s…

Nov 17, 2015
Orthodox Seminary News

Parenting Living Icons

  At the Missions Institute conference, Speaking to Secular America, Dr. Philip Mamalakis, the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross…

Nov 05, 2015
The Sounding

Go Stand in the Corner: A Convert Reflects on Discipline

From one of our bloggers! Go Stand in the Corner: A Convert Reflects on Discipline I grew up in the 1980s as part of a large Roman Catholic family. My…

Nov 04, 2015
The Sounding

Embracing All God’s Children, Part 5: Pastoral Concerns

As the parent of special needs children, church was often a challenge for us.  While most   of our time was spent serving smaller military chapels,…

Oct 19, 2015
Great Orthodox Books, Music & Teaching Publications

Bibles & Scriptural Resources for Children – Ages 7 to 12

Inspired by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network features Great Books, Music & Teaching…

Oct 01, 2015
The Sounding

Looking Through Love

I was twelve years old and unable to appreciate the Biblical history of where we were, when we were on the island of Patmos, in the Dodecanese.  We were…

Sep 26, 2015
Come Receive the Light

Being Ready with a Defense

How do we respond to defending our faith in dialogue, when we don’t want an argument?  In this episode, Fr. Chris speaks with Michael Tishel, CrossRoad…

Aug 14, 2015
Orthodox Family & Faith

Children and Confession

Does a second grader need to know about confession or are they too innocent? In this episode, Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Alexander Goussetis, pastor of…

Aug 10, 2015
The Sounding

The Joyfulness of Motherhood — from a Man’s Perspective: A Reflection on the Theotokos

Needless to say, I am not a woman who can speak with confidence about female matters in a convincing sort of way. I was raised to have the utmost respect…

Aug 08, 2015