Here is an article that is written by a highly regarded Orthodox Priest that has the courage of his convictions. He has set forth a number of problems with Orthodoxy in North America. One of the themes of his multi-step examination of our beloved Church in America is of course the Ephraimite problem and its detrimental effect on the overall health of Orthodoxy. Here are a couple of quotes:
One of the worst ways one can have a fiefdom can be abusive use of the sacrament of confession and spiritual guruship (if I may so coin such a term–I’m sure someone already has anyhow). This can be seen when priests overemphasize the teachings of Ephraimite monasteries and begin to dictate sexual behaviors within a marriage–and I don’t mean deal with pornography and adultery, but literally dictate parishioners’ sex lives. A priest is responsible before God for the ministry of the parish but that should not entail mini-dictatorships.