Yes James, it’s true, I did refer and often to Mary as my wife. However she was not my wife in a traditional sense, but in a spiritual one. We didn’t get married, we didn’t make such a social or cultural union, and our lives weren’t about obeying or even supporting convention. There was no need for it, as we were already more together than any manmade custom could achieve or even infer. We were soulmates, the greatest union there is, however as that concept was very difficult to impart particularly upon the men who followed me, so it was just easier to relate to Mary as my wife, especially when it came to illustrate certain points I wanted to make.
Your women followers found it easier to relate to the concept of soulmates?