Originally posted by sonhouse
Ok, fair enough.
The question was was the Christian God lonely.
Probably so. The Bible ends with a marriage of God to His people symbolically and collectively discribed as the Bride and Wife. The surroundings of this marriage very much mirror the bringing of Adam's wife to Adam in which God said that it was not good for the man to be alone.
The reflexive nature of the marriage in Revelation 21 and 22 with the marriage of Genesis 2 imply that not only it was not good for man to be alone, but it was also not good for God to be alone.
It may be hard for us to understand the all-sufficient yet lonely God. But it appears that that is what God is trying to communicate to man, that He desires a counterpart, a romantic other in some sense as far as we can comprehend.
This counter part is His Wife from one perspective and His family of sons from another perspective. It is His dwelling place within whom His Spirit will abide and live from one angle. And from another angle it His continuation, expansion, encrease, and multiplication.
In a nutshell we could say that God desired strongly more of Himself in another form, to fill His creation, represent Him, reign for Him, glorfy Him, and live and love Him.