“Whenever the husband looks at the beloved face, that moment the fear of separation accompanies the look .... Some day all this beauty will melt away and become as nothing, turned after all this show into noisome and unsightly bones, which wear no trace, no memorial, no remnant of that living bloom.  The tragedy of love and death can only be overcome by the communion of humanity and divinity in Christ through the Holy Spirit.  Only when two become three, when a couple becomes a trinity, the third being God, only then can the triumph of death be trampled down in the resurrection.”  --  St. Gregory of Nyssa, Treatise on Virginity