Divine Intra-Trinitarian Love, a Model for the Christian Marital Love
In recent years, there has been a worldwide increase in young people’s interest in sexuality to the detriment of love, which is now frequently read as physical desire. Cultural and socio-economic changes have led to teenagers’ becoming sexually active at increasingly younger ages, and studies have shown that more and more teenagers in Romania, similar to all European countries, begin their sex lives before marriage, which leads to the growth of not only the number of one’s sexual partners and of sexually transmitted diseases but also of so-called “unwanted” pregnancies. What this paper aims to do is to promote love as the core value of Christianity and family unity. Love is the main goal of human life and the means to acknowledge the divine spark in others. Love is also essential to the foundation of the Christian family. Created in God’s image, man and woman constantly strive to resemble their primordial model, particularly with respect to love. Moreover, God, in His unity of tri-personal communion, is a role model for the Christian family who perfectly mirrors it, while Christ mediates the communion between the Holy Trinity and the members of the family. Love is the supreme gift that spouses can share, a gift that can contribute to their spiritual growth and that can keep the two together for life.
Keywords: Holy Trinity, divine, love, Christian family, unity, model