In addition to over forty years of ministry in the Church, Fr. Chris served as youth director of the Greek Orthodox metropolis of chicago for nearly a decade. Simultaneously, he pastored an inner-city Chicago parish that grew incredibly during his tenure, and he has served on youth commissions and led youth programs nationwide. His decades of experience working with parents and youth serve as the inspiration for this book.
There is no manual for parenting. Experience is the best teacher. Families need to listen to each other. Family health depends on it. Sharing with other parents can make a difference. When young people share their own realities with each other, problems become solvable. Learn from each other.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“Father Chris has a very unique way of viewing and explaining very human situations, which in turn helps others understand them better. His energy is infectious, his experience is deep and his love of life is absolutely wonderful.”
Mike Inez, Bassist, Alice In Chains
“Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of conversing with Fr. Chris has been fortunate to see the wealth of insight he has on human relationships.
With “Parent Points” he shares this wealth on the most important foundational relationships one can ever have.
For the past thirty plus years of our friendship I’ve discovered that first you listen, then you laugh, and then you learn.
Now it’s your turn!
Achilles Gacis, MA, M.Div., Ph.D.
Educator, Researcher, Documentarian
World Religions, Philosophy, Social Ethics
“Without the influence of Father Chris in my life, I would not be the man I am today. Over the last 45 years, he has offered me fatherly guidance, married my wife and I, and baptized both of our children. We are truly blessed to have him in our lives.”
Taso Theodorou, President, Sunroad Automotive International
“Fr. Chris Kerhulas knows young people and their struggles. His work with them over the years has been a model and inspiration for many others. Now, and thankfully, he’s sharing the lessons he’s learned. Through good storytelling, he shares insights and wisdom from his years of experience that will benefit every parent and adult that works with young people – teachers, pastors, and counselors.”
Rev. Anton C. Vrame, Ph.D.
Director, Department of Religious Education
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
"Father Chris is among those uniquely qualified to discuss this topic, in that he's been a parent to his own children, as well as everyone who walked through the doors of his church. St. Basil was as much a family as it was a community, and while this sensitive hockey fan has learned through experience the intellectual ways to work through situations, what comes through most loudly in these pages is empathy. It's the one quality that could calm our turbulent world in an instant, and Father Chris preaches it well."
Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald Celtics/NBA writer