While I found Christopher West’s introduction to the Theology of the Body exciting (Christopher West, Naked Without Shame, 1999), it was my encounter with Dr. Waldstein’s analysis many years later that illuminated this foundational understanding that the love between man and woman could somehow reveal something about the love of the Trinity. Moreso, that the telos of theosis was somehow revealed in conjugal love as well as the poetry of Saint John of the Cross. For me it was a dramatic connection between my understanding of marital love from working with marriage and family clients and the goal of theosis. Here was a new faith, a way of communing with God beyond the intellectual concepts that had formed my religious practice. I still marvel at the concept, not only in its strangeness to my early catechesis but as a way to address a better way than the “peace and love” of the Sixties that was rooted in a sincere desire to love authentically yet provides a sound base from which to practice that love rather than devolving into simple carnal lust and hedonism.