Father Andrey Lemeshonok answers the question from one of our readers: “We are married, and live in chastity by agreement. Do we still need a church wedding?
Father Andrey Lemeshonok answers the question from our reader, “How can we establish a monastic atmosphere in our home - and keep it?”
How can we learn useful lessons from a failed marriage, and avoid making the same mistakes in our new family?
Most of us have to learn how not to annoy the children. It’s much harder for them not to become upset, simply because they are not as experienced as we are. So we need to wait for the right moment to sit down with our child and talk.
Unfortunately, teenagers are sometimes attracted to sins—various sins. They want to be an adult. They want to imitate the grown-ups, and sadly, they often choose to imitate bad adults. Therefore, parents are to muster their patience and humility.
The matushka’s role is to help the priest. It is an inner struggle to make sure that there is peace in your family, that you really love your husband. You’ll require quite a lot of hard work and time.
An autistic child has an immortal soul. In spite of the fact that he cannot interact with external world right now, his soul is alive, and it’s all part of God’s plan. We cannot intervene into God’s plan. We can only accept it or not.
When people grow old, they often become unbearable and intolerable. If you are a Christian, you have to forgive and ask for forgiveness to keep the peace in your heart. Your grandmother was sent to you by God to teach you how to live with God.
The presence of children at church services is vital for their development, for their growth as Christians, and for the entire family to become more observant.