Joined together in the sight of God!

To love someone “in God” is to love them for their own sake and not for what they do for me. Soulmate love is agape not erotic love. Agape love is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love. It is the highest of the four types of love in the Bible; Agape perfectly describes the kind of love Jesus Christ has for his Father and for mankind. Erotic love is said to naturally fade within a year of its beginning; it has very little staying power. Soulmate love is agape and is forever; it is sufficient in itself – the only true basis for marriage. It is its own end, its own merit, its own satisfaction. As Patricia Bow said, “we ask nothing, we have all.” We both could face anything even death itself if the other was by our side. Marriage was our deepest identity and what we were created in and for. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God lives in them.

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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