Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone to accept, His Lordship.
Elisabeth Elliot, Passion and Purity (Revell, 2002), p. 41.
Elisabeth Elliot’s writing has greatly influenced my life, even as a grown married woman. I truly wish someone had introduced me to her works when I was a teenager, but I am learning that it is never too late to incorporate the principles she teaches: namely, that passion is not sinful and purity is not prudish. Nor are they mutually exclusive. You can have both.