Marriage Advice from St. John Chrysostom

ChelseaLove, Marriage1 Comment

chrysostom.pngToday is the feast of St. John Chrysostom. I quite like this advice he gives to the men-folk:

young husbands should say to their wives: “I have taken you in my arms, and I love you, and I prefer you to my life itself. For the present life is nothing, and my most ardent dream is to spend it with you in such a way that we may be assured of not being separated in the life reserved for us… I place your love above all things, and nothing would be more bitter or painful to me than to be of a different mind than you.” (CCC 2365)

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