Often it seems harder to believe in the Church than to believe in God. But whenever we separate our belief in God from our belief in the Church, we become unbelievers. God has given us the Church as the place where God becomes God-with-us.
For further reflection...
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her..." - Ephesians 5: 25 (NIV)
This devotional was written by Henri Nouwen.
You can find his website here: henrinouwen.org