Love: Human Love And Love In The Multiverse

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Love is the dominant emotion in the Multiverse. Its opposite, hate, has historically devastated humanity on the planet. But love has survived and can be observed in all life. In the Judeo-Christian ethic love to God and love to humanity are supreme. Love is expressed in different ways. To those who believe in God His love is supreme and bonds them to Him. For those who do not have a concept of God, or deny His existence, there is no barrier to love and to be loved. God loves them without being requited. Love between parent and child has a splendor that the warmth of a home magnifies, but the lack of which needs not diminish. Love between friends can express itself with great strength: “Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13 KJV). The same can be said of other love relationships.

In this book I will discuss the spousal relationship, a significant part of human love established at Creation. Spousal love is so strong that the partners bind their entire future lives together, and is the only love that has a natural sexual expression included. All other love relationships do not naturally include a sex act.

The word spouse derives from the Latin words sponsus, sponsa, meaning betrothed man or woman. The word betrothed simply means “to promise by one’s truth” and does not logically or necessarily indicate an exclusive preference of masculine or feminine gender. When used in languages other than Latin it acquires the

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