A woman is married to a man who turns out to be, in the common saying, "no good." He is unfaithful & at times cruel. All that he means to the woman is shame & pain.
His irregularities reach their climax in some criminal act & the man forfeits his liberty for a season & is confined within the walls of the prison.
His own brothers & sisters disown him & only hope never to set eyes upon him again. His old friends forget him.
The years slip by. The term of imprisonment is ended. He is discharged. The prison gates open for him as he steps back into the world on a bleak winter's day & there, like an angel of mercy, stands his wife, with open arms, to welcome him back to life again.
How can you account for it? Only thus: she loves him. Marvelous, enduring love! Love that beareth all things! Many waters of adversity cannot quench it; neither can all the raging floods of sin drown it.
Ep 5:33 (HCSB): “To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.”