"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church, and gave Himself up for her" (Ephesians 5:25).
Marriage provides a private, intimate look into sacrificial love, a glimpse into the mysteries of Christ's desire for us. A faithful, lifetime partner witnesses our despicable faults and sins, yet still values us by toughing it out over the years. Such human love is a taste of God's divine passion. Marriage provides a living object lesson of spiritual truth.
-- Janet Chester Bly in When Your Marriage Disappoints You