Testimonials: What others are saying
Here’s a small sampling of what some participants have to say regarding their experiences.
My husband and I had been married for 6 years at the time we attended the workshop. Prior to marrying we spent 4 years as "just friends", 2 years dating, and 1 year engaged. With a collective 13 years together, and a variety of phases to our relationship, we thought we were pretty good at communicating. We still were able to take away from the workshop methods to better understand each other.
I’m an educator who recently attended one of Fr. Charles’ workshops. I was pleasantly surprised at what I encountered. As a married person, I found the entire retreat very valuable. Fr. Charles was able to connect in a very effective manner with his listeners… I have no doubts that those who were present benefited greatly.
May God bless this kind of work, it’s so desperately needed,
In planning our wedding, we fought constantly about money. I was really concerned about the way we would handle arguments in the future, especially in front of our children.
I’m a parish council member. I recently attended a marriage workshop given by Fr. Charles. I really didn’t want to go, but I felt sort of obligated because of my position…. Boy was I ever wrong about this event. I think it was a huge success. Fr. Charles was able to provide everyone with some new insights. It was a great day, and I’m glad I went. I’d recommend it to all married couples. It’s the kind of thing that relates to all kinds of different people.
Parish Council Member
Dear Fr. Charles,
It was truly a blessing to have you as our speaker this year at the Orthodox Symposium. From all accounts this day of teaching and reflection was a wonderful blessing to the more than 75 people in attendance. The work that you are doing throughout the Archdiocese in support of marriage and family is truly beneficial to the whole church.
With many thanks,
I’ve been a pastor for over thirty years. I’m very pleased I invited Fr. Charles to conduct one of his workshops…. A month has passed since Fr. Charles was with us and people are still talking about what they encountered. If you’re thinking about conducting a retreat at your parish, I strongly recommend you consult with Fr. Charles.
A belated thank you so much for sharing your presentation on relationships and conflict resolution with us at St. Luke’s. It was informative, germane, easily understood, and eminently presented. After having the privilege of meeting you and listening to your presentation, I would say that anyone not taking advantage of your skills and knowledge are missing out on a great resource to our community. Of course, we already know that from your interfaith marriage work. During this time of Great Lent, I will pray that your message reaches and helps those who need it most as it has helped me.
If you're interested in having Father Charles present either a workshop or a lecture on marriage or intermarriage, you may call him at 845-561-2556 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.