Some hold the idea that wedding vows are just nice words you say at the wedding ceremony. But the truth of the matter is, that these words, these vows, are a verbal contract of agreement. They are the conditions you are setting for the function of your union. As you give your vows, you are detailing what you will do and if you are receiving, then you are being told about how you will treated. My brethren, these are rules and conditions to your love. Maybe it should become standard procedure to have vows written and framed...I can see it now, in bedrooms, in living rooms and kitchens all over the world, wronged spouses pointing to their partners vows, referring to a contract that is literally written on the wall.
You do hear of horror stories, where some psychopath's mother and father stick by their child even though it has just been revealed that he has butchered 15 people. I often wonder what would break a parents love for their child?
You can attack them physically, burn their homes down and kill their fellow country men, but they will still approach you with the desire to build bridges and create peace. This takes a higher form of love that I think most human beings would fail at - badly and nobody could blame a single soul. But surely, even this strength of compassion has a limit. Even the Pope said he would punch someone in the face if they insulted his mother.