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“Before writing you, I was very confused about marriage. I absorbed so many conflicting messages, and didn’t know what was right and what was wrong…. I’m glad the Orthodox Church is finally doing something to address this subject. Through our e-mail, I’ve come to realize that what’s been missing in our marriage – I’m speaking for both of us now – is a sense of holiness. Thanks for all your time. It’s meant a great deal to us and our family. God bless this ministry.” -- E-mail Respondent

I’ve received a fair amount of mail like this over the years. That’s the reason I’ve chosen to add this section. In our fast paced existence, couples can forget how important it is for them to include God in their lives.

It’s my hope that the information in this section will help you either reinforce your religious and spiritual walk, or perhaps renew and rededicate yourself to cultivating a relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Over time, the information in this section will grow. If you find the information useful, please consider coming back.

In XC,
Rev. Fr. Charles Joanides, Ph.D., LMFT

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