Posts about parenting

The Sounding Blog

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 Blog

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 Blog

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
The Sounding Blog

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
Come Receive the Light

When We Are Too Busy for Prayer

Is prayer part of your daily life, or are you finding yourself out of time by the end of the day?  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis…

Jul 31, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: How Good is Your Excuse?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres….

Dec 10, 2014
The Sounding Blog

Our Children Reveal Our True Priorities at Christmas

The Christmas season has arrived, and I find myself thinking about my most cherished memories from every Christmas prior. As a mom, I find it important…

Dec 03, 2014