"I think if you live the life the Church prescribes, you cannot help but have an Orthodox home. Fasting, prayers at mealtimes, Icons, Bible reading & lives of Saints are all important parts of an Orthodox home. Discussing God and acknowledging…"
"I really liked this point on pages 86-87. I thought it was really profound.
Sophie Koloumzin cites Bishop Sergius of Prague, who said that human beings feel unhappy when we accept the temporary possession of ourselves by the power of evil as an…"
"Don't get me wrong Anna, I agree that we shouldn't be teaching our children their faith exclusively through academics. Just trying to explain where I think the author is coming from and why she chose that route."
"I agree that living our faith is the best teaching method! Jenny, your points are exactly what I was getting at. Living our Faith and teaching it have to be part of the same fabric. I am very wary of an "academic" approach to religious…"
"The four main theorists taught in college for developmental child psychology are Piaget, Kohlberg, Freud, and Erikson. (You're taking me a step back in time Anna.) ;) Piaget is known for cognitive development. Kohlberg is known for moral…"
"We have only been Orthodox since last Sept so im still working on developing my Orthodox world view if you will but I found this part of the book a little off.
I'm not fond of Piaget myself and i agree with you whole heartedly that cognitive…"
"I was disturbed by this chapter's reliance on what seems to me to be the western world view of Piaget. I think the Spiritual life of children is all encompassing, and holistic, not determined by their academic or intellectual development or…"
"My toddler daughter loves participating in all aspects of Church life. She loves the incense, the candles, the Icons, the music (she's especially fond of a certain Chanter! ; ). She's not fond of the talking parts (sermons and readings)…"