Plato's thesis seems to describe an ontological relationship:
" ... in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."[Gen 1:26–7] For Trinitarians, emphasis in Genesis 1:26 is on the plurality in the Deity, and in 1:27 on the unity of the divine Essence. A possible interpretation of Genesis 1:26 is that God's relationships in the Trinity are mirrored in man by the ideal relationship between husband and wife, two persons becoming one flesh, ..."
"According to the words of Jesus, married persons are in some sense no longer two but are joined into one. Therefore, Orthodox theologians also see the marriage relationship between a man and a woman to be an example of this sacred union. "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." Gen. 2:24. "Wherefore they are no more twain but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder." Matt. 19: 6"
BTW, speaking of relationships and the concept of (almost) ubiquitous nuclear families, the name 'Trinity' is the name (not coincidentally) selected for the first atomic testing site.
[ See the reference to Oppenheimer's explanation for origin: "Batter my heart, three person'd God;—." ]
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