"For the Love of Tuna," is a beautiful reflection by Fr. Dcn. Stephen Muse. It is ideal for reading together with your spouse and discussing with one another the implications for your life as an Orthodox Christian, as a husband or wife, and as a priest or presvytera. It can be found at: http://orthodoxcolumbus.org/for-the-love-of-tuna/
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The Marriage Minute from the Gottman Institute is a free resource that is emailed to you twice each week. Based on years of research and the principle that small things can make a difference in our marriage, each Marriage Minute is a small teaching tool to help deepen the marriage relationship. In the words of the [...]
"Priests Are Not Paid to Do Anything," by Zac Koons, https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2017/08/21/priests-are-not-paid-to-do-anything/ This article, written by a young Episcopal priest, distinguishes between a stipend and a salary and the ramifications thereof for priestly ministry. The article provides food for thought and reflection. Here is a brief excerpt: "Some weeks I feel like I have limitless flexibility [...]
On Thursday, May 17th at 3:00 PM (EST), Dr. Tom Miller will offer a webinar exclusively for clergy couples entitled: Caring for the Dying: Listening to God. As clergy couples, we are often called upon to be with parishioners and their families when they face serious illness and are stripped of their own resources. Such situations are opportunities [...]
Quoted from the synopsis of the podcast on Ancient Faith: "Our “Men in Black” are shepherds who lead us to a better life here and now and in the hereafter. So, who is helping them and tending to their needs? Bill Marianes welcomes his special guests including Reverend Dr. Nicholas Louh and Presvytera Dr. Roxanne [...]
"The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling," by Kara Bettis is an outstanding article that will resonate deeply with both priests and presvyteres who walk beside suffering members of their parish communities. It offers keen insights into the challenges as well as buffers for navigating them.
"A Job Like No Other," an outstanding article written for "The Orthodox Observer" by Cindy Karos on her understanding of the responsibilities of the priest and its impact on the family.
By Deacon Haralambos Joiner, is an outstanding brief article, which address the destructive nature of nagging in marriage, sound strategies for overcoming it, and some basic spiritual principles for marriage. It can be found at: http://www.pravmir.com/marriage-nagging-spiritual-growth/
A Lilly Endowment grant of $1,000,000 was approved and is being implemented through the Center for Family Care to promote financial literacy for our clergy. This grant is part of the Lilly Endowment National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. The primary goal of the long-term program is to enhance the effectiveness of our [...]
This is an outstanding, invaluable and free training program for a protocol for ministering to couples who come to pastors on the brink of divorce. http://pastoraldiscernmentcounseling.com