the-woman-is-the-heart: “Even if others do …

the-woman-is-the-heart:

“Even if others do not do what is required, we should do what is expected of us… for each will receive what he deserves. Such is a marriage in Christ, a spiritual marriage. So let not the wife wait for virtue from her husband before exercising hers, for this will be unimportant. Similarly, let not the husband wait for the good behavior of his wife before he begins to care for her, for this will longer be virtuous on his part. Let each one fulfill their responsibilities in advance.”

+St. John Chrysostom