Choosing the Matching Soul — a Choice for Eternity. A Theological Perspective in a Psychological Key

19 December 2011

This study presents, starting from the deep considerations of the Orthodox Spirituality and also from behaviorism, the state or the feeling of „falling in love”, the mechanisms and the forms of love, insisting on the principle of the similarity and complementarity between the persons who get involved in such affective relationship. Among the fundamental criteria of this choice for eternity, the author insists on the necessity of obtaining the parents’ consent or blessing pointing out at the same time that physical beauty has to be doubled by the nobility and kindness of the soul and by spiritual richness. In many cases, when such essential exigency is not accomplished, love becomes what psychology calls „the graveyard of the feelings” or their death.