From the Jan/Feb, 2017 issue of Touchstone
family christianity sex The Virtue of Marriage by Tracy Jamison

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The Virtue of Marriage

Truly Authentic Sex & Rightly Ordered Love by Tracy Jamison

The classical understanding of virtue is remarkably absent from our modern world. We might consider the practical definition of virtue offered by St. Augustine in The City of God (Book XV, chapter 22), where he describes virtue as "the right order of love" and gives us some helpful examples. When people love to hoard money more than they love to use it for productive and worthwhile enterprises, we call them greedy, because their love of money is not rightly ordered. When they love physical beauty or strength more than spiritua . . .


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