Family Insights Podcast Series

Family Insights Podcast Series is powered by Orthodox Christian Network and Family Life Ministry.  Together these ministries have collaborated to bring insight into family life.

Join Eleni Alexiou and Paula Marchman as they discuss many concerns modern couples and families are facing.


A Decision that sets you free

December 2018

Have you ever thought of forgiveness as a choice. It’s a decision that takes time.  Make a choice and choose forgiveness.  With the holidays there will be lots of family togetherness, which often leads to stepping on each others toes as here and there along the way. 


Encouraging Our Children to Ask Us Questions

November 2018 

Join us as we discuss answering our children’s questions – how we talk to them about what’s going on at school, and with their friends, and making sure we connect with them in a meaningful way that lets them know our beliefs and helps to guide them.


Laughter is Good Medicine for the Soul

November 2018

Join us as we discuss laughter, and how to make laughter part of your spiritual well-being as an Orthodox Christian.  “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.”  Proverbs 17:22.  Studies have shown that indeed, laughter is good medicine for the soul.


Learning to Fight Right in an Orthodox Christian Marriage

October 2018

Join us as we discuss fighting in marriage, how it’s normal, and how to handle it in an Orthodox Christian marriage by being mature, being vulnerable, turning to our Lord and putting on His glasses to see the discussion in a different light…God’s Light.   Paula and Eleni offer tips to “fight right” in our marital arguments and come away from a conflict more in love with each other than we were going into it.


Remembering to be Still and Praise God

September 2018

Nowadays we’re just as busy during the summer as we are during September and October and we seem to find it difficult to find space our own thoughts amid the chaos of the outside world.  Join us as we discuss the importance of taking time to be still, press inward to the Lord, and praise God.


Managing Faith Work and Family

August 2018

In almost half of two-parent families, both parents work full time.  Join us as we discuss the importance of communication and connection which are the keys to managing faith, work and family in today’s busy world.


On Not Getting Trapped by the “What ifs” in Life

July 2018

Join us as we discuss gathering up the pieces of our “best self” in our life so that we can move forward , choosing to move forward rather than to get stuck in the “what if’s” of our past that can continue to haunt our present life and our choices.