When Our Children Leave the Nest

When Our Children Leave the Nest

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Although we raise our children to be independent, did we prepare ourselves to live independently of them?  It can be a very trying time for parents and marriages when the children move on and out.   Speaking with Fr. Chris about “empty nesters” is Anastasia Kruse, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor.

But first, we welcome Dr. David Ford who is Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.  Listen as he shares the life of Saint John of Kronstadt (1829-1902), a devoted husband, pastor and leader in Russia.

You can read more about Saint John and other married saints in Marriage as a Path to Holiness:  Lives of Married Saints  available on our Amazon store.

 

Photo Credit  Ryan McGuire

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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher lives in Brookline, MA and is the President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.