• Chastity- a Lovely Virtue

    Have you ever thought of chastity as a virtue that gives us greater freedom to love others? Isn’t chastity for repressed, unattractive, joyless old people? The current secular view is that chastity is only about not having sex – which is viewed as unhealthy, and simply too much to ask[…} Read more….

  • Healthy Minds, Healthy Souls: Just Be

    Let your children take that long shower!!! Parents, it will come as no surprise to you when I say that children are under an enormous amount of pressure in today’s world. Making the choice to not rush your children through everything they are doing probably feels like the dreaded, “but[…} Read more….

  • Choosing Gratitude and Joy

    I’ve been surprised by something recently that I probably shouldn’t have been surprised by: circumstances don’t automatically produce joy. Last month I married the most wonderful man I’ve ever known, who loves me in a deeper and more beautiful way than I ever even dreamed of being loved. We married[…} Read more….

  • Family Insights Podcast: Happy New Year

    Join Paula and Eleni as they discuss the “New Year”: setting realistic expectations and the importance of being intentional, present, and open to whatever might happen. For further thought, we offer a daily devotion from Fr. Stavros in which he discusses the beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year, as well as[…} Read more….

  • Shine: Woven – A Resource for Teenage Girls

    Family Life Ministry is pleased to introduce Woven, our new resource written for teen girls! Woven is a beautiful interactive book (with a free downloadable facilitator’s guide) which can be used in small groups or families.  The purpose of Woven is to help our girls better understand their identity as lovingly created by[…} Read more….

  • Reflection on Being in Church

    Here is another perspective on attendance at our Holy Orthodox Worship: “As a harbor in the sea, shielded from winds and waves, provides complete safety to the ships that enter it, so also does God’s house, as if wrenching those who enter it from the storms of worldly activity, allow[…} Read more….

  • On Step Families: Family Insights Podcast Series

    Join us as we discuss step families, often a difficult subject to navigate, particularly during the holidays.  We discuss how they are created, and navigating how to become a family for the children by honoring their feelings and sense of belonging, as well as how children adjust to what is[…} Read more….

  • Paleo + Vegan = God Only Knows!

    Paleo and Vegan!  Can you say those two words together in the same sentence?  Well, let’s see… I’m mostly Paleo; but, right now I’m vegan.  That doesn’t sound right does it? And, why do we call ourselves words that identify us with a particular diet?  While camping next to a[…} Read more….

  • Sunday Lunch: Renewing Ourselves At Daybreak

    Sunrises inspire us to look skyward and outside of ourselves. They encompass the visible world for as far as we can see. Sunrises cannot be created by us; they transcend our everyday spatial associations. They cause us to wonder and be thankful that we are alive. They lead us to[…} Read more….

Chastity- a Lovely Virtue

Have you ever thought of chastity as a virtue that gives us greater freedom to love others? Isn’t chastity for repressed, unattractive, joyless old people? The current secular view is that chastity is only about not having sex – which is viewed as unhealthy, and simply too much to ask[…} Read more….

Healthy Minds, Healthy Souls: Just Be

Let your children take that long shower!!! Parents, it will come as no surprise to you when I say that children are under an enormous amount of pressure in today’s world. Making the choice to not rush your children through everything they are doing probably feels like the dreaded, “but[…} Read more….

FLM has resources for you!

Aren’t you tired of recreating the wheel when it comes to planning and implementing programs for your church?  Family Life Ministry has created unique programs that your church can easily implement. For example: Start the Conversation videos are perfect for a parent’s workshop. Simply show the free videos and then do[…} Read more….

Suicide Prevention

Each of us, no matter what, is created in the image of God and is lovable and worthy of care, but those of us in the grip of depression too often feel alone, isolated and a burden to others. In the pit of depression, we think we are a burden[…} Read more….

Choosing Gratitude and Joy

I’ve been surprised by something recently that I probably shouldn’t have been surprised by: circumstances don’t automatically produce joy. Last month I married the most wonderful man I’ve ever known, who loves me in a deeper and more beautiful way than I ever even dreamed of being loved. We married[…} Read more….

Family Insights Podcast: Happy New Year

Join Paula and Eleni as they discuss the “New Year”: setting realistic expectations and the importance of being intentional, present, and open to whatever might happen. For further thought, we offer a daily devotion from Fr. Stavros in which he discusses the beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year, as well as[…} Read more….

Shine: Woven – A Resource for Teenage Girls

Family Life Ministry is pleased to introduce Woven, our new resource written for teen girls! Woven is a beautiful interactive book (with a free downloadable facilitator’s guide) which can be used in small groups or families.  The purpose of Woven is to help our girls better understand their identity as lovingly created by[…} Read more….

Reflection on Being in Church

Here is another perspective on attendance at our Holy Orthodox Worship: “As a harbor in the sea, shielded from winds and waves, provides complete safety to the ships that enter it, so also does God’s house, as if wrenching those who enter it from the storms of worldly activity, allow[…} Read more….

On Step Families: Family Insights Podcast Series

Join us as we discuss step families, often a difficult subject to navigate, particularly during the holidays.  We discuss how they are created, and navigating how to become a family for the children by honoring their feelings and sense of belonging, as well as how children adjust to what is[…} Read more….