On Marriage and Family Life

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On Marriage and Family Life

On MarrigeSt John Chrysostom, On Marriage and Family Life.  Christian tradition often seems to give only grudging approval to the married life, particularly its sexual aspect. In these sermons of St John Chrysostom we find an important corrective to this view. Although himself a monk, Chrysostom had a profound understanding of the needs of his congregation. Inspired by the epistles to the Corinthians and Ephesians, he discusses the reasons God instituted marriage: primarily to promote holiness of the husband and wife, and only secondarily to produce children. Chrysostom goes on to discuss sexual relations, the mutual responsibilities of marriage, and parenting. While parts of Chrysostom's sermons may seem limited to his own time, the vast majority of his advice has timeless relevance for the Christian family.  ISBN 0913836869

Publisher: St Vladimirs Seminary Pr (December 31, 1986)

(This book can be borrowed from our parish library)



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