Saturday, February 6, 2016

More St. Augustine: What a marriage should Be

St. Augustine and the Fire of Wisdom
Here is another thought from "Augustine Day by Day" (February 5th) that seems particularly appropriate for these times.
"This problem often arises:  if a man and a woman live together without being legitimately joined. not to  have children but because they could not observe continence; and if they have agreed between themselves to have relations with no one else, can this be called a marriage?
Perhaps, but only if they have resolved to maintain until death the good faith that they had promised to themselves, even though this union did not rest on a desire to have children."
The Good of Marriage 5, 5

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