10 Ways Orthodox Parents Set Children Up for Moral Failure

10 Ways Orthodox Parents Set Children Up for Moral Failure

Life gets busy and we don’t step back enough to see what we might be doing as parents to hurt our children’s spiritual growth. Being an intentional Orthodox Christian parent is hard work…but it’s worth it. We have a legacy of faith, wisdom and experience we can pass on to...

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Who has the Last Word?

Who has the Last Word?

“What I see around me would drive me insane if I did not know that no matter what happens, God will have the last word.” — Elder Paisios A couple of days ago, as I was going through my tumblr looking for Orthodox quotes, I stumbled upon that quote. Usually,...

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Stop Telling Me to Missionary-Date

Stop Telling Me to Missionary-Date

How many times am I expected to have my heart shattered before I can call it a day? No non-Orthodox men. I’ve said this before, and I’ve made exceptions before. And I feel I was right to make those exceptions, because they were amazing men who could have been great partners for...

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Finding Balance in the Contemporary

Finding Balance in the Contemporary

How do we balance preserving the ethnic heritage of our churches with really providing a nurturing Christian community for the broader society and younger generations? Fr. Anthony Messeh of St. Timothy and St. Athanasius Church in Arlington, VA, www.stsachurch.org, is on the show this week to talk about this question. Fr....

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Where Do You Recharge Your Batteries?

Where Do You Recharge Your Batteries?

I am an 18-year-old teenager who is very stressed. School, friends, becoming an adult, plus a thousand activities I am involved in, keep me very stressed. Everyone in this world is somehow stressed.  Jobs, children, marriage, picking the right car, having enough money for your family, etc. can keep life...

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Dealing with Life’s Difficulties

Dealing with Life’s Difficulties

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl070613wv.mp3 How many of us feel defeated in some area of our life? Maybe we’re struggling to keep a job we don’t like, recently had a relationship end, or are facing a serious health issue? Dr. Alex Lickerman is back to talk about how we can not only deal with...

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What is a True Friend These Days?

What is a True Friend These Days?

A true friend prays to God for his friends. A true friend cares for the salvation and the souls of his friends. Persuade friends to step away from false paths and stir them to the paths of truth- that is the true and precious friendship. Saint Bishop Nikolaj Lately, as...

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 Dear Faithful, So, let’s talk about sex! Yes, you read correctly, my dear friends. No, this is not going to...

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Evangelize Orthodoxy with Stronger Youth Groups

Evangelize Orthodoxy with Stronger Youth Groups

Teen pregnancy, pornography, moral decay, broken families, sexual abuse, drug addiction, eating disorders…these are just some of the crises facing our youth today. How is your church responding? Or, are they looking the other way? We may have the one, true faith, but we are losing our youth. I don’t...

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