Join us as we discuss the importance of building a Christ-centered marriage and doing a marriage check up from time to time. Praying together will enhance your connection to God and each other. In addition, key steps to take include building love maps, expressing appreciation, affection and admiration, and turning[…} Read more….
Our children are full of questions… “Why does the wind blow?” “Where do clouds come from?” “What makes a rainbow?” As parents, we are challenged to help them understand and learn. Often, we wish we had more religious resources to offer to our families. Toward that aim, His Eminence Metropolitan[…} Read more….
Are you getting married this year? Have you been to a pre-marital class? Join Paula and Eleni for this discussion on topics you should talk about prior to getting married such as spiritual life, life long goals, and the meanings of your marriage commitment. For more, check out this article[…} Read more….
Often when I’m in church, I look at the icons surrounding me, and this sense of peace overwhelms me. I feel held by the stories of the lives of the saints. When I was first exploring Orthodoxy, I was excited to learn more of the saints’ stories, but I soon[…} Read more….
Two words that can change a mood instantly are “thank you.” In fact, growing up in the ‘60s, I learned that by not offering these words after receiving a kind gesture or word from others, others might surmise I lacked a proper upbringing. For my parents, that would have been[…} Read more….
Do youSo often when we wish we were handling something better, what often follows in our mind is, “Why do I feel this way?” “Why can’t I just move on from feeling this way?” “What’s wrong with me?” What’s happening when we do that? We are adding more feelings on[…} Read more….
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Readers may recall the last two weeks I have witnessed how others can inspire our spiritual journey. I now turn to you… and invite you to reflect inwardly and seek God’s direction to answer the question: “What Journey Am I On?” Before dismissing this workout, I offer as a starting[…} Read more….
It’s hard not to let the precious moments of our life be taken by trivial things. Some days it can just feel like a series of opportunities to get upset. Today I spoke to a woman whose child I counseled 6 years ago. This time however, she was coming in[…} Read more….
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. We also share with you helpful links from the OCN[…} Read more….
A newspaper reporter hurriedly telephoned his editor to report a story he wanted to cover. It involved an empty truck that rolled down a hill and smashed into a home. His editor was unimpressed and told the writer not to report the story. The reporter replied, “I’m glad you’re taking[…} Read more….
On September 14th we celebrate the Feast of the Elevation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross. When I was first exploring Orthodoxy and heard of this feast, I was confused. I didn’t understand why this feast existed. The feasts that celebrated the way Christ was glorified in His saints made[…} Read more….