A man once came to me and said, “My marriage is falling apart. My wife says she doesn’t have feelings for me anymore, and my feelings for her are pretty much dead too. I guess it’s over, huh?”
He was startled by my immediate response.
“No, it’s not over. Read the Songs of Solomon and do exactly what it says, and throw in 1 Peter 3:7 for good measure, and you will save your marriage. Not only will you save your marriage, it will become great, far better than what you ever imagined possible.”
“What,” he responded with a tone of incredulity. “Just read those Bible passages and do what they say?”
“Yes, read and obey, dude, read and obey! And all will be well,” I declared with prophet-level confidence.
Still looking skeptical, he said, “But don’t we need some marriage counseling or something?”
“You may need counseling,” I said, “if you are especially stubborn and want to take the long, painful route to repairing your marriage. Good Christian counseling …
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