It is also interesting to note, that the concept of sacrificial love can be seen in great works of fiction as well.
Since God is Love; we are made in His image and likeness, and are designed to reflect the essence of Divine Love. Because of the Fall, we are affected by Original Sin and have a distorted understanding of what love and beauty means.
We must always understand that The Four Loves (Agape, Eros, Storge, and Philia), go outward toward another person. Love is true when it is self-giving (outward), and it becomes selfish when it turns in toward itself.
I want to provide tools to you to further research and use to help align your Love with that of The Lord’s.
A ManHusbandDad must be Eucharistic centered. If he doesn’t become one with the Eucharistic Christ, his actions of “love” will fail, because they are not true Agape.
So in order to guarantee that the love of family and friendship is true, a ManHusbandDad must be like Jesus Christ in all things: holy
The concept of a ManHusbandDad remaining single because his beloved was called to a different vocation, is rife throughout history.