Where the husband, wife and children are united by the bonds of virtue, understanding and love Christ is amidst them

Saint John Chrysostom

So many good things take place when there is a mutual understanding between the husbands and so many bad things happen when they argue! Prosperity and richness, the numerous and good children, possessions and power, the rank and honor, the fortune of any kind brings no joy to the husbands if they are quarreled.

Above all things we should appreciate the spiritual communion from the house and we should do everything to maintain peace and harmony in the marriage all the time. Then the children will follow the virtue of their parents and their house will prosper.

Where the husband, wife and children are united by the bonds of virtue, understanding and love Christ is amidst them,

Excerpt from the book `How to establish an Orthodox family : 250 wise counsels for the husband and wife from the saints and great spiritual confessors`, Sophia Publishing 2011, page 106.

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