• Becoming One

    Center for Family Care

    September 1, 2020

    Becoming One is an ongoing offering for marriage enrichment. Each Becoming One presents a brief quotation or teaching on marriage along with an exercise or challenge for the couple. Read More

  • Childlike vs. Childish

    Center for Family Care

    August 31, 2020

    We must make a distinction between the terms childlike and childish. Those of you who have children or grandchildren know that childish behavior includes conduct that is self-centered and disobedient. Those with childlike qualities, on the other hand, reveal basic Christian characteristics. Read More

  • Recovering from Divorce

    Center for Family Care

    August 20, 2020

    Over the past thirty years, approximately 40% percent of marriages in the United States have ended in divorce.1 In the wake of this staggeringly high statistic is a trail of pain and suffering that has negatively impacted hundreds of thousands of souls. I sincerely hope that the information that follows provides some encouragement, and guidance to those seeking to recover from the painfully difficult process of divorce. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: The Wonder of Creation

    Center for Family Care

    June 12, 2020

    Join the GOA Center for Family Care this summer as we explore the beauty of God's creation. New episodes premiere every Monday at 12PM EST! Read More

  • Marriage During a Pandemic: Blessings & Challenges

    Center for Family Care

    May 12, 2020

    In this webinar, Fr. Tom and Pres. Pat Tsagalakis discuss opportunities and blessings for marriage to grow and thrive during this time through the challenges couples are encountering together. Read More

  • Holy Week Hymns for Families

    Center for Family Care

    April 8, 2020

    A selection of Holy Week hymns for families to focus on at home. Read More

  • Family Fellowship - Superglue to the Church

    Center for Family Care

    February 28, 2020

    Fifteen years ago, a Greek Orthodox parish began small fellowship groups that met regularly in parishioner homes. Today, the ministry continues and the benefits are worth hearing! Read More

  • Looking for the Love of Your Life: Dating Tips That Lead to Good Choices

    Center for Family Care

    February 28, 2020

    good marriages do not simply materialize out of thin air. Good marriages are highly dependent on the decisions people make prior to marriage, and during the dating process. If you are of marriageable age, I suspect you will find the information that follows useful in your efforts to date successfully, and ultimately lay a sound foundation from which to cultivate a Christ-centered, good marriage. Read More

  • Why Life?

    Center for Family Care

    February 24, 2020

    The question I am asking and attempting to partly answer in this reflection is “Why?” What exactly is at the heart of the way we deem some human beings more valuable - more fully human - than others? Why do we despise certain groups and see them as threats to our wellbeing? Why do we see our own children as enemies waiting to steal our lives from us? Read More

  • 2020 Pastoral Challenges in Marriage Conference Media

    Center for Family Care

    February 16, 2020

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

  • Marriage, Mirrors, and the Path to Salvation

    Center for Family Care

    September 19, 2019

    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? Read More

  • Forgiveness in the Light of the Resurrection

    Center for Family Care

    May 20, 2019

    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. Read More

  • It's Not About You

    Center for Family Care

    May 16, 2019

    This webinar discusses how past relationships, from childhood onward, impact our marriages. Read More

  • Keys to a Thriving Marriage

    Center for Family Care

    March 6, 2019

    In this interview-style webinar, we explore some of the basic elements of a thriving marriage, even in the midst of the “busyness” of our daily lives. Read More

  • Experiencing Great Lent as a Couple

    Center for Family Care

    March 5, 2019

    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. Read More

  • Practicing Silence in the Home

    Center for Family Care

    February 5, 2019

    Why is practicing silence in the home so important for family life? Watch as we discuss this question and more. Read More

  • Infertility and the Intercessions of Saints Joachim & Anna

    Center for Family Care

    January 24, 2019

    Although there are other saints who are petitioned for childlessness, Joachim and Anna retain a special standing because their story is so familiar. Having a special affinity for the plight of Joachim and Anna, and recognizing not only their faithfulness but also the powerful manner by which the Lord responded to their prayers, Christians in like circumstances have sought their intercessions for nearly two millennia. Read More

  • Marriage & Communication Companion Exercise

    Center for Family Care

    January 11, 2017

    The ability to communicate is foundational within any given relationship—and how much more so for husbands and wives! Since marriage holds to the ideal of a loving, self-denying, Christ-centered relationship oriented toward the Kingdom of Heaven, consistent, effective communication between spouses becomes imperative. “Say What?!” is a webinar from Fr. Jim and Presvytera Donna Pappas that reminds us that there are consequences to the way we deliver—and respond—to communication. The prevailing message of the webinar conveys that with deliberate, mutual effort spouses can intimately communicate with each other—even when it seems we’re speaking different languages! Read More

  • Marriage Minute: Getting Stuck

    Center for Family Care

    November 4, 2016

    Take a moment today to sit down with your partner and listen to this short audio clip. When you are finished, discuss the questions below together! Read More

  • Marriage Minute: The Listening Exercise

    Center for Family Care

    November 4, 2016

    Take a moment today to sit down with your partner and listen to this short audio clip. When you are finished, discuss the questions below together! Read More

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