Tag Archives: self-control

The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Chastity

From The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus: "Do not imagine that you will overwhelm the demon of fornication by entering into an argument with him. Nature is on his side and he has the best of the argument. So the man who decides to struggle against his own flesh and to overcome […]

The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Talkativeness and Silence

From The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus: "Talkativeness is the throne of vainglory on which it loves to preen itself and show off. Talkativeness is a sign of ignorance, a doorway to slander, a leader of jesting, a servant of lies, the ruin of compunction, a summoner of despondency, a messenger of […]

An Exchange on Gay Christians (Part IV)

Read Part I of "An Exchange on Gay Christians" Read Annie’s response to Part I. Read Part II of "An Exchange on Gay Christians" Read Annie’s response to Part II. Read Part III of "An Exchange on Gay Christians" Read Annie's response to Part III. Well, either you've been lucky or careful! I'd say it's […]

An Exchange on Gay Christians (Part III)

Read Part I of "An Exchange on Gay Christians" Read Annie's response to Part I. Read Part II of "An Exchange on Gay Christians" Read Annie's response to Part II. Replace "homosexual" with "pedophile" Why?? Homosexuals are consenting and sometimes loving adults. Pedophiles are predators in a relation that cannot be consensual. In my view, […]

Investigating NFP: Ignorance

Via the Natural Family Planning Discussion Board, here's a classic example of the general public's ignorance regarding NFP: "How long is the Legislature of Nebraska going to do the bidding of the Vatican as expressed by the paid lobbyist of the Roman Catholic Church — Greg Schleppenbach — and the mouthpiece of the same church, […]