So, Love and the Transfiguration are two topics that seemed to have nothing to do with each other. Then I started looking at love through the story of the Transfiguration, and some startling things popped out. Enjoy.
After the sermon, I recommended a book to the men in the congregation called Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas. Ostensibly this book was written for couples, but it is pretty directly aimed at men. He wrote a second book called Sacred Influence that is written for women. But that one I haven't read yet.
For more on the wilderness and mountain spirituality I commend to you Belden C. Lane's works Landscapes of the Sacred and The Solace of Fierce Landscapes.
In the sermon I want to give a further credit to the work of David Schnarch in the book Passionate Marriage. The writing in the book is not great literature, but the content has been incredibly helpful, especially on intimacy and conflict.