Tolkien on Sex

“The devil is endlessly ingenious, and sex is his favorite subject,”

“He is as good every bit at catching you through generous romantic or tender motives, as through baser or more animal ones.”

“Faithfulness in Christian marriage entails that: great mortification. For a Christian man there is no escape. Marriage may help to sanctify and direct to its proper object his sexual desires; its grace may help him in the struggle; but the struggle remains. It will not satisfy him–as hunger may be kept off by regular meals. It will offer as many difficulties to the purity proper to that state, as it provides easements. No man, however truly he loved his betrothed and bride as a young man, has lived faithful to her as a wife in mind and body without deliberate conscious exercise of the will, without self-denial.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), courtesy of Dr. Albert Mohler

http://www.albertmohler.com/2005/07/25/from-father-to-son-jrr-tolkien-on-sex/

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