Coming Home to a Better Marriage
Spring Married Couples Ministry Continues This Week
Understanding & Moving Through Conflict with Communication that Connects
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and the Family Wellness Ministry continues its spring series for married and engaged couples this week, on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. PST.
This Week’s Session
Many avoid conflict believing it leads to negative results. Others engage at resolving conflict only to get angry, frustrated, feeling rejected and criticized. Proverbs 12:18 tells us that reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. “One Fight, Two Winners” invites us to respond to conflict with wisdom as we discover that conflict done well offers opportunities for true intimacy, understanding, and connection. Join Rev. Father Tom Tsagalakis, M.Div., M.S., LMFT for this important and relevant discussion that all couples need to have! Father Tom is the proistamenos of Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Shoreline, WA, and is a member of Metropolis of San Francisco Family Wellness Team.
How to Participate
Participation is free, however registration is required to receive the secure Zoom link. Register online today! Visit either the Family Wellness Ministry of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries websites for more information.
Coming Soon – Thursday, May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021 “Stop the Insanity!” (Perspective Taking & Practical Tips)
Attempting to resolve conflict using the same methods while looking for a different outcome is a classic example for the definition of insanity. In part 3 of this series you will learn some practical tips on how to engage conflict in different, and healthy ways, as well as learn how perspective taking can be the catalyst in helping you create deeper connections and positive changes in your marriage. This session will be led by Rev. Father Timothy Pavlatos, M.Div., M.S., LMFT, CCTP. Father Timothy serves as the proistamenos of Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Chandler, AZ, and is a member of the Metropolis of San Francisco Family Wellness Team.