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The Power of Art & Literature for Children

7/23/2018
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Fr Alex Goussetis speaks with Dorrie Papademetriou on how art and literature, including the beauty of icons, can shape the physical, emotional, and spiritual lives of our children.

Duration:00:18:36

“Speaking the Truth in Love” (Eph 4:15): Improving Family Communication

7/5/2018
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Fr Alex Goussetis draws upon examples in Scripture, specifically the methods of communication modeled by Jesus Christ, to improve our style of communication with family members.

Duration:00:14:45

Inter-Christian Marriage: Ministering to the non-Orthodox Spouse

6/19/2018
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Fr Alex Goussetis interviews Rev. Dr. Nicholas Verdaris on the role that the parish priest, the parish community, and the families involved each play in ministering to those in inter-Christian marriages.

Duration:00:28:01

Motherhood & Orthodox Theology

6/5/2018
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Fr. Alex Goussetis talks with Dr Carrie Frederick Frost on liturgical, theological, and practical perspectives of the role of motherhood in the Church.

Duration:00:25:47

Establishing Healthy Boundaries with In-Laws in Marriage

5/14/2018
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Fr Alex Goussetis interviews Dr. Ary Christofidis on the common conflicts between couples and in-laws and the importance of establishing/developing healthy boundaries.

Duration:00:24:54

Family Internet Safety

4/30/2018
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Fr. Alex Goussetis speaks with Jamil Samara, Director of the Department of Internet Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, on the potential dangers, safeguards, and blessings of internet use for families.

Duration:00:25:17

Building an Orthodox Marriage

4/16/2018
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Fr Alex Goussetis speaks with His Grace Bishop John Abdalah on his recent book publication, titled Building an Orthodox Marriage. This resource is a helpful tool for both those preparing for marriage or those already on the journey.

Duration:00:17:44

Conflict Resolution

4/2/2018
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Fr. Alex Goussetis speaks with Presvytera Julie Honeycutt, a licensed professional counselor, on the implications of conflict and means of resolving interpersonal disagreements.

Duration:00:27:28

Family Camp

3/19/2018
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Fr Alex Goussetis interviews Chris Shadid on the blessings for families attending family camp at Antiochian Village, including an overview of the weekend activities.

Duration:00:11:58

Dealing with Stress & Anxiety

3/5/2018
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Fr Alex Goussetis speaks with Mental Health Counselor Anastasia Leondis on the common sources of stress and anxiety in our everyday lives, and strategies to address these issues.

Duration:00:20:59

Personhood & Dignity of Children

2/19/2018
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Fr Alex Goussetis interviews Matushka Jennifer Haddad Mosher on what the early Christian community came to believe about children in light of the ministry of Jesus Christ and the impact on Church life and practice today. Her article that is referenced in the interview is titled, "Then and Now: Early Christianity’s Radical Reshaping of Childhood."

Duration:00:19:06

Singles in the Church

2/5/2018
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Fr Alex Goussetis speaks with Melanie Pappas on a perspective of single people (unmarried, divorced, widows) in the Church - blessings, challenges, and opportunities.

Duration:00:19:42

Families & Faith: Across the Generations

1/22/2018
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Fr Alex Goussetis interviews Rev. Dr. Tony Vrame, Director of the Department of Religious Education of the GOA, on what families can do to retain this generation of children in the Church and convey the faith and practice of Orthodoxy for future generations.

Duration:00:21:43

The Importance of Communicating with Our Youth

1/8/2018
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Fr Alex Goussetis speaks with Angeliki Constantine, educated and experienced youth worker, on the issues youth are challenged by and how we can improve our communication skills and recognize warning signs.

Duration:00:20:12

Musings of a Northwest Priest

12/18/2017
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Fr. Alex Goussetis speaks with Fr Tom Tsagalakis, pastor of Holy Apostle's Greek Orthodox Church in Shoreline, WA. Fr. Tom shares his personal story as a parish priest as well as the various ministries that have been developed in his community.

Duration:00:21:41

The Mystery of Marital Selection

12/4/2017
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Fr. Alex Goussetis talks with Dr. George Stavros on the reasons we choose our spouse, often based on the following factors: the familiar, the compensatory, and the redemptive.

Duration:00:23:57

Early Childhood Development

11/19/2017
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Fr. Alex Goussetis speaks with Melissa Tsongranis. Educated and trained in child development, Melissa shares insights on how families and parishes can cultivate a strong spiritual foundation in young children.

Duration:00:23:17

Have We Been Doing Family Ministry Wrong?

10/31/2017
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Fr. Alex Goussetis talks with Steve Christoforou, well known leader in youth ministry, about how to better minister to youth and families in the Church.

Duration:00:24:29

Special Needs Families

10/16/2017
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Fr Alex interviews Presvytera Melanie DiStefano on the rewards and challenges of raising a special needs child. She offers observations on how parishes can welcome families with special needs and advice on how families can feel more at ease in community life.

Duration:00:30:47

A Story of Grief & Hope

10/2/2017
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Fr. Alex speaks with Fr. Christopher Flesoris, Pastor at St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church in Roseville, CA. Fr. Christopher shares the story of his Presvytera Kristen, who reposed in the Lord in 2014, leaving two young children. The conversation touches upon the evolving dimension of loss, how children are impacted by the loss of a parent, and the role our Orthodox faith and parish communities play in times of bereavement.

Duration:00:22:04