Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Music that's good for your marriage (2)

One of my absolute favorite bands is Lifehouse. The lead singer, Jason Wade, has a unique voice that I find very soothing. Overall, their music has a rock/pop feel to it and their lyrics are beautiful. Additionally, I sometimes cannot tell if their songs are worshipful or written to a lover. The words of several of their songs show a deep respect and adoration that could easily be applied to both God and spouse.

The song "Whatever it Takes" is clearly written to the other partner in a committed relationship. Wade sings about trying to fix some mistake he has made that has hurt his wife (girlfriend?). He realizes that getting back on track with her will take effort, but he is willing to do "whatever it takes." Following is a portion of the lyrics:
It kills me that I hurt you this way
The worst part is that I didn't even know
Now there's a million reasons for you to go
But if you can find a reason to stay

I'll do whatever it takes
To turn this around
I know what's at stake
I know that I've let you down
And if you give me a chance
Believe that I can change
I'll keep us together whatever it takes
The video (embedded below) depicts the destruction we can cause in our relationships (even inadvertently) by our words or actions - by showing various items exploding. As the singer promises to do "whatever it takes" to fix the problem, though, everything is healed and goes back to normal.

We can all relate to doing or saying something that accidentally hurt someone close to us. The important thing to remember at such times is that we CAN change! Through the power of the Atonement of Christ, we can (a) be forgiven for our mistakes and (b) repent and change our ways. Yes, it takes effort, but it is worth it.