Defining Marriage

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI)

And they lived “happily ever after”… until the in-laws got involved.  Listen as Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) discusses ways to address conflict when it comes to setting boundaries with in-laws.  She offers insight for parents and adult-children.  And stay tuned for our feature interview with Rev. Fr. Brendan Pelphrey, priest of St. George, Shreveport, Louisiana, as he and Fr. Chris discuss marriage in the Orthodox Church.  They delicately address current events regarding marriage rights, fidelity to nature, and our innate need to connect with one another.


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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 is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.