An interpretive paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 7:1-9, a key text on marital sexuality:


These notes for young men were actually written for my son many years ago. I might say a few things differently today. But I think many young men could still find them helpful so I'm publishing them on the blog.

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
— Titus 2:3-5

"Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world. What do ships, railways, mines, cars, government, etc. exist for except that people may be fed, warmed, and safe in their own homes? ...The homemaker's job is one for which all others exist." -- C.S. Lewis

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family" -- Mother Teresa, speaking to women

There are two ingredients every marriage needs if it is to age like fine wine rather than spoiled milk: