• Mary Ford

    Mary Ford

    Professor of New Testament at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA

    Mary Ford is Professor of New Testament at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA.

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Ethics

The Power of Sexual Purity

In this modern day and age, when sexual promiscuity – i.e., any sexual relations outside marriage – abounds all around us, why would anyone choose to live in sexual purity? How could refraining from all sexual relations outside of marriage ever be more fulfilling, more satisfying, than having sexual adventures before getting married, and perhaps...

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Church Life and Pastoral Care, Ethics, Gender and Sexuality, Holy and Great Council

Sexual Purity and the Vocation of Marriage

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. “The sacred nature of the God-established union and its lofty spiritual content explain the Apostl... Read more.