Spiritual advise and exhortation of Elder Paisios the Athonite for the Christian family

In this study, the author states some of Father Paisiosʼ sayings with regards to the authentic reasons for choosing between the monastic life or the family one; the criteria of partnerʼs selection and the qualities that he needs to have; the virtues which must characterise the family life, among which stand out: faith, prayer, confession to a spiritual father. At the same time, there are mentioned some tips on relations between spouses, between parents and children and the ways of exceeding the conflictual situations, in Christian families. A particular paragraph is dedicated to the description of the blessings which are experienced by families with many children, as well as the principles of genuine moral education, as they are offered by Elder Paisios.