Church should be the center of our lives throughout the year and summer is no exception. More » All marriages need to be nurtured from the first day to the last of our lives.
Life gets busy and we don’t step back enough to see what we might be doing as parents to hurt our children’s spiritual growth.
Being an intentional Orthodox Christian parent is hard work…but it’s worth it.
Even though the back-and-forth may get tiresome, she’s certain she made the right decision by deciding to attend a school with a strong Orthodox identity.
“Observing Shabbat and all the holidays is really important to me, and I think at another school that could become a challenge,” she says. ’ ” Though Sarah doesn’t face that particular issue at her school, the interaction she describes is one that will likely sound familiar to a certain segment of the Bay Area Jewish community.
The longer I live, the more strongly I oppose the practice of dating among teenagers.
The irony of my position is that I met and married my husband when I was still a teen.Some parents trick themselves into believing their kids will use internet on their smartphones for “educational” purposes. Your job as a parent is to protect your child’s innocence as long as possible.There’s a whole lot of nasty garbage out there that puts thoughts and ideas into their heads that they don’t need. Unplug them now because they don’t know how and they need your help. Unsupervised computer use without parental controls. As with smartphones, the internet is full of temptations kids don’t have the ability to deal with.Does the Church hold up any paradigms for marriage to provide the framework for a Christ-centered marriage? The Church offers three icons from which we can learn how to live the married life: Christ the Bridegroom, Sts. These icons represent the three dimensions of marriage, the personal, the intimate, and the communal, respectively. Even in its shortened form, porn is just a word–a word that simply describes something that is demeaning, causes objectification, makes us feel funny, drives the largest slavery operation in the history of the world, and changes the ways we think and act. More » Domestic violence is about power and control.Collectively they give us an Orthodox model for marriage. It is not about being out of control or losing control.Right now, their souls are like flowers just barely beginning to bloom. Have you looked around lately at all the kids glued to their phones because they’re so hooked on them they can’t put them down. Statistics show the average nine year old has already been exposed to porn on the net. And if there already is one in there, take it out and put it in a prominent area of your home. Just because they act like everything is okay doesn’t mean it is. Show you care by asking about their day and actually listening to them.