Why does the problem of gender contain so much
difficulty and suffering? Our other functions usually develop normally without
causing any complications; but in sexuality our body and soul are bound so
tight together and affect each other so imperceptibly that sexual desires can
cause extreme pressure. It is exactly within the sphere of sexuality that
everything in human life is brought together, — things dark and terrifying, as
well as bright and creative. Thus the right arrangement of sexual life is a
most important task in our life.
A major obstacle in the elucidation of the gender
problem is that this sphere is closed for us in many aspects, as though being
hidden in psychological twilight. Under the conditions of modern life, filled
with vulgarity and moral decadence, a person must learn how to guard his
spiritual health and develop an "antidote" against all kinds of
fornication. It is especially important for the young whose sexual attractions
are developed too early. Indeed, young men mostly suffer from the intensified
work of imagination in the area of gender, from that secret curiosity and inner
tension, that so much weakens any self-control. It is the premature development
of sexual imagination, neither bridled by spiritual sobriety nor restrained by
Christian morals, that becomes the source of all sorts of mental illnesses.
The purpose of this work is to demonstrate the
advantages of a morally pure way of life. This way has not only been pointed
out by God, but is also dictated by all modern scientific knowledge about man.
The way of chastity and abstinence does not mean running away from life, but,
quite the opposite, a way of providing a healthy direction for the creative
power within us.
Return to the first page