Most of us have standards for ourselves which are both impossibly high and yet shallow at the same time. We then attack ourselves for not being “perfect” in some way that won’t even matter in five years. Those attacks become habits and those habitual criticisms create a false self-image inside[…} Read more….
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God created each of us to live forever, to be eternal. Noe one is a mistake. No one is unwanted in His eyes. Each of us has beauty and value in His love. Don’t forget that. When it’s hard to love yourself, let go of trying and remember that He[…} Read more….
Family Life Ministry has created a new website called Engage Orthodoxy. As a Pan-Orthodox ministry, EO is launching with Orthodox writers who are members of Greek, Antiochian, and OCA churches. The purpose of EO is to inspire others to apply and cultivate our faith in thoughtful, prayerful, and practical ways.[…} Read more….
Thanksgiving Day entails expressing our thanks for the blessings both God and our families offer to us. Toward that aim, I offer this message to our Metropolis families, who often desire more resources to offer to their loved ones. His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta inaugurated the Metropolis Family Life[…} Read more….
Listen Now. Join us as we discuss answering our children’s questions – how we talk to them about what’s going on at school, and with their friends, and making sure we connect with them in a meaningful way that lets them know our beliefs and helps to guide them. Paula[…} Read more….
Hey Brother, Hey Sister… Can You Spare a Dime? As we prepare for Christmas, I challenge us to offer ourselves as gifts to others every day. Buying gifts for family and friends is fun and traditional, but this year, let’s think outside of the box and give our time, talents,[…} Read more….
Listen Now. Join us as we discuss laughter, and how to make laughter part of your spiritual well-being as an Orthodox Christian. “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” Proverbs 17:22. Studies have shown that indeed, laughter is good medicine for the soul. Paula[…} Read more….
Listen Now. Nowadays we’re just as busy during the summer as we are during September and October and we seem to find it difficult to find space our own thoughts amid the chaos of the outside world. Join us as we discuss the importance of taking time to be still,[…} Read more….
Listen Now. Join us as we discuss fighting in marriage, how it’s normal, and how to handle it in an Orthodox Christian marriage by being mature, being vulnerable, turning to our Lord and putting on His glasses to see the discussion in a different light…God’s Light. Paula and Eleni offer tips[…} Read more….
“Whenever you read the Gospel, Christ Himself is speaking to you. And while you read; you are praying and talking to Him.” Saint Tikhon The new Church year just began a few days ago on September 1st so it’s the perfect time for all of us to make a plan[…} Read more….
Happy Church New Year! A Fresh Start Every September 1st, we are invited to renew our commitment to live out our faith with intention, or, as my Spiritual Father puts it, “to be Orthodox on purpose.” Here then is an invitation for us to start the ecclesial year strong and put our priorities in[…} Read more….
If someone sought a way to poison my faith and trust in God, they couldn’t have hit upon a more vulnerable spot than my grief over my daughter’s death and that painful question: why didn’t God spare her? Bereaved moms carry deep grief which can fester into troubling thoughts of[…} Read more….