On Marriage & Family Life

On Marriage & Family Life

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St. John Chrysostom

It sometimes seems that Christian tradition gives only grudging approval to married life, and particularly to its sexual aspects. These sermons of St. John Chrysostom, based on the epistles of St. Paul, provide an important corrective. Though himself a monk, St. John considers the holy estate of matrimony in very positive terms, and gently reprimands those married people who think they do well by abstaining from sexual relationship. He insists upon the equal responsibilities of husband and wife, urging parents to particular care for the upbringing of their children. Paperbound