Parenting Toward the Kingdom: Orthodox Christian Principles of Child-Rearing

Parenting Toward the KingdomThe Orthodox Christian tradition is filled with wisdom and guidance about the biblical path of salvation. Yet this guidance remains largely inaccessible to parents and often disconnected from the parenting challenges we face in our homes. Parenting Toward the Kingdom will help you make the connections between the spiritual life as we understand it in the Orthodox Church and the ongoing challenges of raising children. It takes the best child development research and connects it with the timeless truths of our Christian faith to offer you real strategies for navigating the challenges of daily life.


“Healthy, honest, wise, and practical. Mamalakis’s work should be required reading in every Christian household. Rooted in the faith, psychologically sound, and tested in the fire of a real family—this is a book I have been waiting to see for years. “
—Fr. Stephen Freeman, author of Everywhere Present and blogger at Glory to God for All Things

“Parenting Toward the Kingdom is a heartening reminder of our ultimate goal as Orthodox parents. Dr. Mamalakis offers practical solutions on how to respond more and react less to our children by making us aware of their struggles and helping us understand the whys of their behavior, thus giving us the ability to truly parent them in the right direction-toward the Kingdom of God.”
—Sylvia Leontaritis, Adventures of an Orthodox Mom