As parents we can all probably relate to this type of love. When the doctor places that newborn baby in your arms, the feeling of unconditional love envelopes each of us. Thankfully, because that same creature who we love so very much will in fact challenge that love many times over the course of a lifetime. But, yes...it's there. That love that says, "I will love you completely-- no matter what."
My challenge is to apply that same idea of love to my marriage. Do I love my husband unconditionally? Is this what God asks of us? --Because guarding my heart is pretty important-- and what if I get hurt? And sometimes he really bugs me! Realizing I, too, can be a little difficult... I bet he has just as much trouble loving me, unconditionally. Probably. Ha! Likely!
First we have to look at how God created marriage. Was it to create children, enhance society or was there something deeper in His plan? The example given to us in Ephesians 5, is very much in sync with that of the Trinity.