Posts about raising a child

Come Receive the Light

How do you deal with bullying?

As students around the globe begin another school year, tune in to hear Fr. Mark Leondis speak about bullying. Fr. Mark is the Pastor of Saint Mark Greek…

Sep 05, 2014
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: A New Ministry at OCN!

Welcome to “The Children’s Word,” a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network. Each week, Presvytera Alexandra Houck writes this little newsletter…

Aug 27, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Saint Anna, Grandmother of Christ

Fr. Christopher Flesoras speaks about Saint Anna, whose memory we commemorate on July 25th. Saint Anna was Christ’s grandmother, and is held up as…

Jul 25, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Parenting a Child with Autism

Steven Yates speaks with Fr. Chris this week about his experience as the parent of a child with autism. Hear about the whole family’s journey as…

Jul 18, 2014
Orthodox News

Metropolitan Stefanos: Four Attributes of a Christian Family

The following excerpt is taken from an address by His Eminence Metropolitan Stefanos of Kallioupolis and Madytos on behalf of His All-Holiness Ecumenical…

Jul 12, 2014
The Sounding

Baptizing Unenthusiastic Children

A number of people have viewed a video on Youtube lately showing the last minute or so of a family drama in church. It concerned an Orthodox family gathered…

Jul 06, 2014
The Sounding

Seamus and Mary

Both of my children, Seamus and Jonah are speech delayed. Because of this, I have always tried to find simple prayers for Seamus–who can talk–to…

Jun 29, 2014
The Sounding

Vaccinations, Fetal Cell Cultures, and Orthodoxy

Should a Christian refuse to vaccinate their children with some vaccines because they were cultured on cells extracted from aborted fetuses? Lately, I…

Jun 23, 2014
The Sounding

Humbled Through My Children

“Venti iced chai with soy please.” I pulled away from the drive-thru and pressed the straw to my lips before heading back out onto the highway….

Jun 19, 2014
The Sounding

Can I be Eastern Orthodox and Express Artistic Creativity?

Recently I was asked whether it is possible to be an Eastern Orthodox creative artist, which surprised me. The person wrote that whenever he reads a current…

Jun 15, 2014
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