For Couples – How Do You Give and Receive Love?

For Couples – How Do You Give and Receive Love?

Listen Now.  Join us today as we discuss a Christ-centered marriage and the five love languages, how couples give and receive love, and how we must learn to speak our spouse’s primary love language if we want that person to feel loved.  To learn more about the five love languages...

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The Balancing Act – Family Insight Podcast Series

The Balancing Act – Family Insight Podcast Series

Now that we’re full into summer, join us today as we continue our discussion on balancing work and play, while adding in private time for our own sanity and even time for our marriage.  There are some basic tools to help create intentionality in how we prioritize our family’s ways of...

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The Theology of Gender – 13. St. Basil’s pastoral care for the integrity of marriage

The Theology of Gender – 13. St. Basil’s pastoral care for the integrity of marriage

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   Since physical abuse of women and children was not a rare phenomenon for that era, when St. Basil disqualifies “abuse” as a cause for divorce, he does not refer to women subjected to severe violence. The Church Fathers did not ignore that reality is sometimes hard and...

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The Theology of Gender – 11. St. Basil’s canons on the issue of divorce and remarriage

The Theology of Gender – 11. St. Basil’s canons on the issue of divorce and remarriage

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   St. Basil’s canons on the issue of divorce and remarriage seem at first sight to treat man and woman differently, making it difficult for modern women to accept them. Nevertheless, careful examination of his general approach reveals his profound appreciation of both genders and his respect for...

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Of Heaven and Earth, Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Of Heaven and Earth, Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI)   Can we create heaven here on earth?  Anxiety and depression are built in alarm systems that something in our core is not ok, says Presvytera Julie Honeycutt, a Christian IFS therapist in a conversation with Fr. Chris Metropulos. Therapy is about finding the root issue to...

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And the Light shines in the Darkness: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

And the Light shines in the Darkness: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Listen to this moving conversation between Fr. Chris Metropulos and Sandra Anderson about the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala.  Sandra has been a long time supporter of the orphanage and shares the history and current work of this unique ministry to abandoned children in and around the Guatemala City area. Next, our guest host...

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The husband as head of the wife and his responsibilities

The husband as head of the wife and his responsibilities

I’ve left the husband to last because he shoulders more of the burdens and is called upon to serve the family. But even in this sense, he’s considered, in our tradition, to be the head of the wife. The responsibilities of the husband as father are incomparably greater for another...

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Resource on Marriage and Venture Scouting

Resource on Marriage and Venture Scouting

How well do you understand the Orthodox expression of marriage? Is it a promise? Is it a sacrament? Glory and Honor, Orthodox Christian Resource on Marriage, is a recently published collection of various Orthodox authors, professors, and speakers who touch upon every aspect of marriage. Listen as Fr. Chris speaks...

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Not Contractually Obligated: The Orthodox Marriage Ceremony

Not Contractually Obligated: The Orthodox Marriage Ceremony

Not Contractually Obligated:  The Orthodox Marriage Ceremony Marriage may be the most common institution in society, but it is also not well understood.  With so many marriages finding themselves in difficulty, how does the Orthodox Church approach this cornerstone of family life? ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official...

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Are You Listening or Reacting?

Are You Listening or Reacting?

Listen Now.  Listening.  Who does it anymore?  Tune in this week to hear the first part of Fr. Chris’ talk with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute. Dr. Christofidis talks about the importance and effects of good communication in our relationships today. He also offers practical tips...

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