A time for vacations—vacations from work and vacations from school.But there is one type of vacation we shouldn’t be taking this summer—and that is from Church.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.In all relationships we seek to know and understand the other—just as the other mutually comes to know and understand us. When we experience someone taking the time to know us by asking questions, listening, and sharing their own thoughts and feelings, we feel connected.It is a systematic pattern of coercive behaviors intended to punish, gain and maintain control of the victim.It frequently begins so subtly that victims may not realize what is happening. A wonderful time for family, friends, relaxing, and playing.
Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, our Churches have been led to recognize more profoundly the need to manifest our unity in Christ and to pray for healing the wounds of centuries-old estrangement.
Simply teaching teens that sex is bad is insufficient and tends to leave teens further confused as to why they are having the physical and psychological feelings and urges that come along with puberty and thereafter.
In fact this approach typically leads teens to feel that they themselves are bad for having these feelings and for being attracted to people of the opposite sex.
The creation of the Vatican Secretariat (now Pontifical Council) for Promoting Christian Unity is one sign of its dedication to restoring visible unity.
Both our churches welcomed the establishment in 1975 of the official Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue.
— Father Alexey Young It's very possible to have a good life and successful relationship with someone Christian who's not Orthodox, but there's more to the purpose of marriage than simply establishing a nice life with a permanent companion.