Talk to My Mother

Or, the importance of the study of hermeneutics for young women.

A great anecdote from Clement of Alexandria:

[Some] have impiously called by the name of communion any common sexual intercourse. The story goes that one of them came to a virgin of our church who had a lovely face and said to her “Scripture says, ‘Give to every one that asks you.'” She, however, not understanding the lascivious intention of the man gave the dignified reply, “On the subject of marriage, talk to my mother.”

From Stromata, Book 3, Chapter IV.

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