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Family Life


I am extremely indebted to the writings of John Chrysostom for this short series.  In particular, the lessons contained in "St. John Chrysostom, On Marriage and Family Life", St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, tr. by Roth and Anderson, 1997.  This may be ordered at www.svspress.com,.  If you are a teacher, and not familiar with the writings of "Golden Mouth" (for such is the meaning of his name) then you have a treat in store for you.

The series was inspired in reaction to a series from the pulpit.  In accordance with the new, "emergent church" style, the sermons were largely pop psychology covered with a very thin veneer of Scripture quoted from various paraphrases - sometimes out of context when read in a translation.  It seemed appropriate for our class of Bible-loving saints that we approach the topic first from the Scriptures.  Such an approach is quite rare, I'm told.  If this disturbs you, please, for the sake of the unity of the church, consider it an interesting anachronism.

1st Corinthians 7 Tense Times - Tense Times - a prescription for Christians living in a sex-saturated society.
Ephesians 5:15-33 Husbands and Wives -  An examination of the working model of Christian marriage - the relationship between Christ and His church.
Titus 2:1-8 Adult Children - The role older adults play in training their adult children in the faith.

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