Women should listen to the man, if the head of man is Christ

 

“Women should fear men”, if the head of men is Christ, but if his head is sin and his god is his stomach, then she hasn’t any salvation advice to learn from him. Without Christ he is dead and the advice of the dead leads to death; you shall not go there! Don’t be afraid of the dead, don’t be afraid of those who don’t fear God. You should only fear sin, because this is what saints also feared.

A Christian marriage can be possible only between true Christians. Those who don’t believe in God cannot receive the Mystery of God, in which they don’t believe. When someone lives beyond the borders of Christianity his only law is sin. For non-believers, living a pure life is not possible. By defeating their passions, God can resurrect them from their spiritual death. Because as long as they live only through their body, they are dead, and when they learn about God and soul, they resurrect from the death. Help them by having patience but oppose to the sin, even if this means an incessant martyrdom.

 “Women should fear men”, if the head of men is Christ, but if his head is sin and his god is his stomach, then she hasn’t any salvation advice to learn from him. Without Christ he is dead and the advice of the dead leads to death; you shall not go there! Don’t be afraid of the dead, don’t be afraid of those who don’t fear God. You should only fear sin, because this is what saints also feared.

(Translated from Părintele Arsenie BocaRidicarea Căsătoriei la înălţimea de Taină, Editura Agaton, Făgăraş 2002, p. 23)