Two become one. Christian-Orthodox Guide to Engagement and Marriage
We all need someone to trust, someone to love and who will love us back. We seek this not only to satisfy our own selfish needs, but more importantly, to fulfill our innate need to give love to others, as we are created in this way: in the image of God, Who is love. And so, we are looking for another person to whom we can dedicate our lives and give it unconditionally, loving in return, in the same way.
When we find that person, we cement the bond of love through the Holy Sacrament of Christian marriage. The Holy Spirit hereby means the union of two persons into one, a frightening intimate transformation that reflects and prepares us for our final union with God.
This book is aimed primarily at couples who intend to get married, although it may be useful to those who are far from taking such a step, as well as those who have already been married for several years. This volume is...