Looking Deeper

Looking Deeper

My best friend in high school had been sexually abused by her father from the time she was twelve until she left home at eighteen. My fourteen-year-old niece was raped when someone she trusted sold her virginity for drugs. When my daughter was five, a young boy her age was...

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The Wig Story

The Wig Story

Written May 2, 2013 As you know, I had mixed feelings about getting a wig. I feel most comfortable bald, but my children were saddened by my bald head. As soon as I realized that, I made an appointment to visit a wig shop near my house. Strike that, before...

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Being Bald: The Up and Down Sides

Being Bald: The Up and Down Sides

Written Apr 17, 2013 — 11:44 a.m. I’m feeling better! Pity party over, thanks for bearing with me. So, hair. This subject is just fascinating to me. As I mentioned earlier, I’m pretty darn bald. Not all the way smooth, which is really annoying. I have patches that are continuing...

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Video: Pentecost Tongues of Flame Craft

Video: Pentecost Tongues of Flame Craft

In two short weeks, we will be celebrating Pentecost. This is one of my parish’s patronal feast days, so it’s a pretty big deal for us, and I love celebrating it. One of my biggest pet peeves of Pentecost, though, is the misunderstanding of “speaking in tongues” that is promulgated...

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Guiding Our Children

Guiding Our Children

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή το ευαγγελικό ανάγνωσμα της Δ’ Κυριακής των Νηστειών, συζητά για την υποχρέωση των γονιών κάθε εποχής να ακολουθήσουν το παράδειγμα του πατέρα ο οποίος πήγε το παιδί του στον Χριστό για να το θεραπεύσει απο το πονηρό πνεύμα. Με προσευχή και νηστεία, με διάκριση και...

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Parenting and Faith with Nia Vardalos

Parenting and Faith with Nia Vardalos

It’s a joy to have actress Nia Vardalos from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” in the studio with us this week. She’ll tell us about her eventful journey to motherhood, and how parenting has impacted her faith. We’ll also reflect on the Sunday of St. John Climacus with Metropolitan Tikhon,...

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Self-Expression and Self-Esteem

Self-Expression and Self-Esteem

Has parenting exhausted you? We’ve invited Allena Barbato, a licensed family therapist and associate of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Group (OCCI), to speak with Fr. Christopher Metropulos to offer guidance when generations clash. Allena brings encouragement to parents who struggle to balance the dependence/ independence their children are experiencing through...

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Parenting Through Financial Hardship

Parenting Through Financial Hardship

In a time when so many families are struggling for financial security, we’ve asked Allena Barbato, a licensed family therapist and an associate of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI), to speak with us on the new challenges of parenting with limited resources.  Thankfully, what our children need most is...

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