Romantic and Religious Love
Ideals of romantic love and religious love are sometimes very mixed throughout Scripture. The idea of love of Christ and his love of the church is interwoven with ideals of marriage. These beautiful analogies show that love at its heart involves certain characteristics. In the Song of Songs, the woman is reluctant to give up her love of a shepherd for the love of King Solomon. The poetry in the book expressed her pure love. Also it proposes a deeper theological significance of a soul’s love for Christ despite the promises of the world. Below is an excellent synopsis on this book and on spiritual love.
Pastor Glen Pease writes about romantic love and religious love and its relation to the Song of Songs. In the article “Romantic and Religious Love Based on the Song of Songs”, he gives a concise analysis of the book and the ideas on romantic and religious love.
“Love makes the world go round, says the one time popular song, and there are very few who will deny it. History reveals that one of life’s greatest tragedies is to die unloved.”
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The ideals of romantic and religious love are tied to the very fabric of human interaction and expression. All need for counseling comes from loss of love and without an understanding of love and loss, noone can truly ever counsel. In this respect, Christian Counselors should become well versed in this book of the Bible.
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Mark Moran, MA, GC-C, SCC-C