Before we begin, here are my credentials on romance... the Bible. Okay, moving on.
It has often been said that romance between a man and woman is a “type” of the relationship between God and the Church. It’s been said because God has shown it Himself over and over throughout the whole of the Bible. Firstly, He created marriage. He also illustrated the example of His love for His people through the prophet Hosea who married a prostitute. Furthermore, the Song of Songs has been used many times, usually by people who are a little bit shy by the proper context of it being marital lovemaking, as a type of Christ and His love for the Church. This can be an okay approach. It does fit with the whole of Scripture; there is a serious connection between the two. Those are but a few examples of the many.
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