Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
I wrote the song “Good Love” some six years ago, while in a band called “Once Blind”. We played this all the time, and I even recorded an older version of it (you can find it here ). The song was written for a friend of mine, who was dealing with marriage struggles. The basis of the song was, “suck it up, be the husband your wife needs, go home and die to yourself”. Thing is, I wasn’t able to this myself. 🙂 I wasn’t even married yet, and was in no way ready to be a husband. But God is good, and has been growing me into a man of God who will die to self and lead his wife in love – just as Christ loved the church.
Funny thing – I totally forgot about this, but a friend reminded me the title, and a variation of the chorus, was actually from a song I wrote some 18 years ago. And that song was actually mocking marriage. What a tool… Funny how what the devil and we mean for evil, the Lord can use for good, for the saving of many lives. I pray that is the case in my life, and with this song.
Written by Ted Hajnasiewicz, Nathan Boyer, Joan Boyer
Ted Hajnasiewicz: lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, Hammond B3
Elise Magalis: backing vocals
Joan Boyer: backing vocals
Seth Butz: drums