In his second interview with OCN (Orthodox Christian Network), Fr. Timothy Pavlatos likens the blessings of children to “precious jewels in the crown of marriage” while also explaining the meaning of God’s command: “Be fruitful and multiply,” (Genesis: 1:28).
The miracle of having children, says Fr. Timothy, is an expression of God’s love for all humanity and an opportunity to be co-creators with Him—something that is beyond comprehension, though not beyond the human experience.
Take a listen here (beginning at 13:56) as Fr. Timothy talks with OCN’s Fr. Chris Metropulos about the spiritual benefits of parenting, including how to raise saints in today’s world, and also tips on how to stay focused and balanced—despite hectic schedules and increasing demands on our time.