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Paula Marchman


Celebration of Marriage: The Iceberg

Most quarrels are really not about “the what” that is being presented …there are deeper, hidden issues that fuel these conflicts and make them far more intense and hurtful than they would otherwise be. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “Pick-me, please pick me…” That nagging heart-wrenching thought when teams were being picked on the playground[…} Read more….


Celebration of Marriage: The First Ripple

We are pleased to introduce the first part of our new series, which excerpts pieces from our upcoming seminar series for married couples, scheduled for 2016. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ When Christ is invited into the heart of your marriage, a new family is created. The first ripple is: your home, your marriage, and[…} Read more….


Holding the Moon: Reflections on the “Manna from Heaven” Retreat for Single Mothers and Their Children

After returning home from a very enriching and blessed weekend at the family retreat for single mothers and their children, I spoke to all of our parents. One of the beautiful mothers told me that the littlest of our family members (for we all became family in the body of Christ),[…} Read more….


Parenting by Living (Part I)

Children, when we capture their attention, are models of “active listening”. They listen with their eyes, their minds and hearts as well as their ears. Children need to belong, and they learn how to belong as they grow. They discover that certain responses from others give them a feeling of belonging. We reach our children by connecting to their core, their heart. Read more….

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Jocelyn Mathewes: Women With Icons

The Family Life Ministry is excited to continue our “Tea Talk Traditions” series with Jocelyn Mathewes.  Jocelyn is the wife of +Fr. Stephen Mathewes of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Bluff City, Tennessee. Jocelyn is also a mother and photographer and we are eager to introduce her ministry, Women[…} Read more….