Sacred Image, Sacred Marriage

Does the Church hold up any paradigms for marriage to provide the framework for a Christ-centered marriage? Indeed it does. The Church offers three icons from which we can learn how to live the married life: Christ the Bridegroom, Sts. Joachim and Anna, and the Wedding at Cana. These icons represent the three dimensions of marriage, the personal, the intimate, and the communal, respectively. Collectively they give us an Orthodox model for marriage. Read More

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2020 Pastoral Challenges in Marriage Conference Media

Media from the Center for Family Care's Pastoral Challenges in Marriage Conference. More »

Marriage, Mirrors, and the Path to Salvation

When we are joined in matrimony, the Church places us side by side so that we may carry the cross of life together. But what does this journey look like as we face the day-to-day struggles of marital life? More »

Pastoral Challenges in Marriage Conference: Kairos and Chronos

The Center for Family Care Presents: Pastoral Challenges in Marriage Conference: Kairos and Chronos January 22-25, 2020 Houston, TX More »

Forgiveness in the Light of the Resurrection

We are made in the image and likeness of God, which means we are made to be like God. As Trinity, God is three persons, meaning He Himself is in perfect relationship—with Himself. Since we are made to be like God, we are also called to have perfect relationships with each other and with God. We attain perfect relationships by loving each other. When we fail to act in love, we sin, and when we sin we have the opportunity to reconcile with God and each other through forgiveness. More »

Experiencing Great Lent as a Couple

The transcendent and sanctified reality of marriage obligates husbands and wives to actively contribute and support one another’s spiritual growth and edification. There is no better time to express and expand on this blessed truth than during the Lenten season. More »