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Book Explores Ways Faith Is Kept, or Lost, Over Generations

The book, Families and Faith: How Religion Is Passed Down Across Generations, is an excellent longitudinal study on what most influences the passing on of faith from one generation to another.  The article,  "Book Explores Ways Faith Is Kept, or Lost, Over Generations"  offers a brief synopsis of the book.  The information gathered is important for [...]

Book Explores Ways Faith Is Kept, or Lost, Over Generations

“36 Things I Know After 36 Years of Marriage,” by Winifred M. Reilly

This is an outstanding article on marriage.  Though it is not written from an Orthodox perspective, or even a Christian perspective, many insightful "truths" about marriage that we can all learn from are well articulated.  And, as Orthodox we can fill in what is lacking and incomplete.  "36 Things I Know After 36 Years of [...]

“36 Things I Know After 36 Years of Marriage,” by Winifred M. Reilly

“Masters of Love,” by Emily Esfahani Smith 

In this article, the author utilizes some of the basic principles espoused by John Gottman, a well-respected marriage expert to describe key elements for a lasting, life-giving marriage. Not surprisingly, the author claims that these necessary elements are kindness and generosity. The author beautifully explains practical, daily ways to exercise kindness and generosity toward our spouse, stretching the reader's understanding of these two, necessary elements of a healthy marriage.

“Masters of Love,” by Emily Esfahani Smith 

From a Letter of Tertullian to His Wife

I recently found this excerpt from a letter Tertullian wrote to his wife and want to share it with you. It is my hope that we will all take the time to read it with our spouse and to consider what we can take from it to strengthen our marriage.

From a Letter of Tertullian to His Wife

Things They Never Taught Us in Seminary about Parish Life

The following reflections were written by a young priest, with the help of his wife (who wish to remain anonymous) about 10 years ago, with some recent additions. You may not necessarily agree with all of the items, and you may have more to add. The reflections represent the thoughts and experiences of one Orthodox clergy [...]

Things They Never Taught Us in Seminary about Parish Life

Book Review: Saying No to Say Yes

Recently published, this outstanding resource explores appropriate boundaries in ministry, boundaries that "promote and contribute to health. . .and excellence in ministry," that is, the health and well-being of both the minister and his family as well as that of the community.  The authors contend that "successful boundaries are a team effort," involving both the [...]

Book Review: Saying No to Say Yes

The Clergy Family and Holy Week

In a few short weeks, before we know it, Holy Week will be upon us. Yearly, this is the “week of all weeks” in the Church calendar, as we enter, with Christ, into the last week of His earthly life, His death, and His resurrection. Particularly for the clergy family, Holy Week is a time [...]

The Clergy Family and Holy Week
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