I just saw the comedy "License to Wed" with Mandy Moore and John Kransinski playing the engaged couple and Robin Williams as the Reverend Frank, a pastor of a church that obviously holds on to traditional values.
I couldn't figure out Robin William's character as a priest of a church. What church? He looked so Episcopalian and High Church! He was once married and Catholic priests can't be ordained as divorced men.
I found the movie both hilarious and serious at the same time. After all I was in a similar situation. Now the film makes it clear some important gender differences. I can't say it and she can't get it!
Now the positive note is that nothing is indeed irreconcilable. If marriage is an image of God's relationship to all of us and God won't stop at anything to make it work, then we can always make it work. There isn't any excuse.
"Never to fart"