-St. John Climacus
What three tactics of the evil one does this quote reveal? How have I seen them exhibited in my fight to remain chaste? To what extent does this revelation help me to assess my strategy and remain diligent to the fight?
The Joyful Mysteries Page 29
Each union of man and woman has the potential to create a new life. If the union was full of love, mercy, tenderness, and total self-giving, then the child conceived has a positive foundation of his or her being. If, however, the sexual union was negative, it is possible that the negativities will be at the foundation of the child’s life.