A lovely writing to read is the letter from St Gregory to his spiritual daughter
I've posted some of the parts here particularly for women. “In your marriage, fondness, affection and love must be strong and persistent for him whom God has selected to be your life partner.
Be aware that you are a woman and you have an important and great purpose and destiny; however, your purpose and destiny is different than that of your husband who must be the head of your household. Set aside the silliness of equality among the sexes, that some of your contemporaries preach, and attempt to comprehend the obligations of marriage. In the realization of these obligations you will discover the great patience and endurance that is necessary to fulfill your family duties; it is in this manner that you will also discover the great strength that you as a woman possess.
Be aware that demons are always around attempting to penetrate your household, and break up the couple’s harmonious spiritual cohabitation.
Your presence within your home is irreplaceable; you must accordingly love your home with all the cares and concern of a dedicated housekeeper. You must view it and consider it as your kingdom and you should be judicious about how often you exit its entrance. Let your husband take care of many of the outside cares and obligations while you concentrate towards those within the home.
Your ears should be decorated not with pearls but instead with the sounds of proper language and with locks for all the improprieties that may enter your nous through them. Thus, whether they are open or closed your sense of hearing will remain pure.”
-A Letter from St Gregory the Theologian to one of his spiritual daughters