“…In 1664, when she was 15 years old, after turning down many other proposals, she was forced into an arranged marriage to a wealthy gentleman of Montargis, Jacques Guyon, aged thirty eight. During her twelve years of marriage, Guyon suffered terribly at the hands of her mother-in-law and maidservant. Adding to her misery were the deaths of her half-sister, followed by her mother, and her son. Her daughter and father then died within days of each other in July 1672. Guyon continued belief in God’s perfect plan and that she would be blessed in suffering. To this end she was, when she bore another son and daughter shortly before her husband’s death in 1676. After twelve years of an unhappy marriage (in which she had borne five children, of whom three had survived), Madame Guyon had become a widow at the age of 28…”
This is regards to Madame Jeanne Guyon. I’m reading her writing now, it’s fascinating.
I don’t know about these dates. She gives her birthdate as April 13, 1648. Wiki says she was born, April 18th and if depending on what calendar is being used, the date may actually be more like April 28th.
It does seem she’s an Aries with Mars in Aries and Venus in Pisces though. And boy can she write. I am spellbound.
She writes exactly the way I don’t! She writes about being ten years old, in hindsight, from an adult perspective. She’s lecturing parents around how they should raise their kids, using her parents and their mistakes as examples.
When I write about being ten, I am ten. (Heaven I Mean Circle K) I am ten and I think this or that or I want this or that. It strikes me!
if you want something super interesting to read, here it is! Though what she writes is her OPINION, I have a feeling what I read is going to be fact. What kills me is how her opinions transfer to the modern day, with ease. For example she’s not too keen on parents who favor one child over the other(s). You get the feeling she’d smack you if she saw you doing this.
It’s fun, reading someone who writes with exceptional clarity. Modern writers has lost this skill. They just can’t say what it is they think in plain language. Enjoy!