It’s not fair to compare your marriage to something you’ve seen in a movie or read about in a novel—that marriage isn’t real. What an amazing thing that another human being would do this with me instead of running away.
And even if you see a marriage at church, you don’t know what’s really going on during less public moments. “Gary,” the email read, “What does a wife do when her husband doesn’t love her like Christ loves the church?
When Joel was in his 20s and in Europe, he hadn’t seen the old man in over a decade but heard his father was in Vienna, where the two had a visit.
Joel has said that the song is a mockery of himself, but he told Howard Stern in 2010 that he wrote it after having dinner with Mick and Bianca Jagger, and imagined the lyrics describing Mick’s thoughts toward his then-wife.
If you’re thinking, “But in my case, my spouse really is the worst sinner,” then know this: Jesus is talking specifically about you.
This is precisely the attitude he finds so offensive.
That’s when she “fell” into yet another affair that—no surprise, here—also eventually cooled off.This is the reality of human relationships in light of sin.Your spouse is human; therefore, they stumble—and not just once or twice, but in many ways.That puts him sixth all-time, behind only the Beatles, Elvis, Garth Brooks, Led Zeppelin and the Eagles.Even if I’ve never met you, I know one thing that is true about you and your spouse: you’re both married to an imperfect mate.