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.
Collectively they give us an Orthodox model for marriage. It is not about being out of control or losing control.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.It is also a family church that is in obedience to Christ's Church.As Saint Basil the Great says, it is natural to marry, but it must be more than natural; it must be a yoke, borne by two people under the 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.