Women and faith

Venerable Barsanuphius of Optina - Orthodox Church in America

St. Barsanuphius of Optina

A woman cannot live without faith. Either she lives for a period of time without faith and then soon returns to faith in God, or she quickly begins to go to pieces. It is another matter for a man: it is possible for him to live without faith. He hardens completely and becomes a pillar of salt, and so he lives, stiff and cold. But a woman cannot live like this.