The Wedding Ring

A Series of Discourses for Husbands and Wives and Those Contemplating Matrimony

Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,959 / 202 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.6
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,176
Added to site: 2007.08.17
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ould have avoided!

But prayer about this will amount to nothing unless you pray soon enough. Wait until you are fascinated and the equilibrium of your soul is disturbed by a magnetic and exquisite presence, and then you will answer your own prayers, and you will mistake your own infatuation for the voice of God.

AVOID SCOFFERS.

If you have this prayerful spirit you will surely avoid all female scoffers at the Christian religion; and there are quite a number of them in all communities. It must be told that, though the only influence that keeps woman from being estimated and treated as a slave--aye, as a brute and a beast of burden--is Christianity, since where it is not dominant she is so treated, yet there are women who will so far forget themselves and forget their God that they will go and hear lecturers malign Christianity and scoff at the most sacred things of the soul. A good woman, over-persuaded by her husband, may go once to hear such a tirade against the Christian religion, not f

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