Bruce Feiler, author of "The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us," sat down with Glenn Beck on Thursday to discuss the keys to a successful marriage, which he claims are all represented by the biblical story of Adam and Eve.
Glenn asked Feiler whether or not true love in marriage is even attainable or if it's merely a fanciful notion along the lines of pigs having wings. Bruce responded that all along history, Michelangelo, Milton, Mary Shelley, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, and even "Fiddler on the Roof", represented more realistic portrayals of true marital love than what is presented to us today in pop culture.
He dismissed the false notion that "love is a choice we make once, and then we live happily ever."
"That's not what love is," Bruce said. "Love is a choice you make over and over and over again. You keep coming back to it. That's what it's telling us. The reason we don't see this as love is because we have this absurd, false notion of what Hollywood is selling us."
Feiler especially emphasized practicing forgiveness and the ability to patch up disagreements as predictors of a happy, loving relationship.