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Offline Alxandra

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Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
« on: November 16, 2018, 04:09:24 PM »
Hi dear friends, here are some helpful spiritual counsels we have grown in and learned through our first years of marriage and parenthood. Hope these can be a blessing to some of the young families or soon to be married! God bless  :)

(Forgive me for the many images, I post to this forum maybe once a year now so I thought I'd leave something helpful this time)  :)

By the way, I see some of the images are too large to read, I think dragging them into a new tab will help to be able to read them. Or, scrolling sideways will do.











Edited only to bring the images into the screen -- Agabus :)
« Last Edit: November 16, 2018, 04:37:47 PM by Agabus »
"And if the man is the head of the family then the woman is the heart, and this heart is made by God that He may find rest in it”
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Re: Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 04:10:40 PM »
And this one I've made with a photo of our little boy, ohh the lovely cheeks.   :)



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Re: Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 04:24:02 PM »
Cute!
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Re: Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 04:50:18 PM »
Thank you, Alxandra.  :)
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no clue, so there's that.

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Re: Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 06:21:55 PM »
And this one I've made with a photo of our little boy, ohh the lovely cheeks.   :)



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Re: Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
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(By the way, thank you Agabus! If I knew how to do that I would.)
"And if the man is the head of the family then the woman is the heart, and this heart is made by God that He may find rest in it”
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Blog http://the-woman-is-the-heart.tumblr.com/

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/thewomanistheheart/

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Re: Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 11:10:55 PM »
Some good memes there.
Thanks for sharing.

I see some homeschooling memes, curious if you're going to do that? My wife is a stay at home (we decided its best for us to raise them not some stranger 8hrs a day) and the youngest should be in pre-k (if you go by u.s. standards) but we are considering trying homeschooling. Its good to see others discuss it.

If you are, do you know any websites for orthodox learning geared towards the young ones?

Sorry for long message.
God bless

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Re: Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 10:20:04 PM »
God bless you, your husband and your children, Alxandra.  :)
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Re: Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2019, 02:08:40 AM »
Our children were home schooled ~ it is good ```

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Re: Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
« Reply #9 on: Today at 12:15:31 PM »
Some good memes there.
Thanks for sharing.

I see some homeschooling memes, curious if you're going to do that? My wife is a stay at home (we decided its best for us to raise them not some stranger 8hrs a day) and the youngest should be in pre-k (if you go by u.s. standards) but we are considering trying homeschooling. Its good to see others discuss it.

If you are, do you know any websites for orthodox learning geared towards the young ones?

Sorry for long message.
God bless


We will be homeschooling!  :) We will be using Simply Charlotte Mason as classical style of teaching goes very well with Orthodoxy. Using this, and of course making Christ the center of our learning and making any Orthodox changes we need is what we will be doing. God bless!

I would definitely visit the St Emmelia Homeschooling community site as well as the St Kosmas homeschooling site
"And if the man is the head of the family then the woman is the heart, and this heart is made by God that He may find rest in it”
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Blog http://the-woman-is-the-heart.tumblr.com/

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/thewomanistheheart/

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Re: Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
« Reply #10 on: Today at 12:16:13 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbaIh9FI7gs

Fr. Peter Heers: “Have Faith” - Examining Homeschooling and Compulsory State Education
"And if the man is the head of the family then the woman is the heart, and this heart is made by God that He may find rest in it”
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Blog http://the-woman-is-the-heart.tumblr.com/

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/thewomanistheheart/

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Re: Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
« Reply #11 on: Today at 12:16:34 PM »
God bless you, your husband and your children, Alxandra.  :)

Thank you!
"And if the man is the head of the family then the woman is the heart, and this heart is made by God that He may find rest in it”
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Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/thewomanistheheart/

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Re: Family and marriage spiritual encouragement :)
« Reply #12 on: Today at 12:28:19 PM »
Some good memes there.
Thanks for sharing.

I see some homeschooling memes, curious if you're going to do that? My wife is a stay at home (we decided its best for us to raise them not some stranger 8hrs a day) and the youngest should be in pre-k (if you go by u.s. standards) but we are considering trying homeschooling. Its good to see others discuss it.

If you are, do you know any websites for orthodox learning geared towards the young ones?

Sorry for long message.
God bless


We will be homeschooling!  :) We will be using Simply Charlotte Mason as classical style of teaching goes very well with Orthodoxy. Using this, and of course making Christ the center of our learning and making any Orthodox changes we need is what we will be doing. God bless!

I would definitely visit the St Emmelia Homeschooling community site as well as the St Kosmas homeschooling site

Thanks a bunch, good info.
God bless