Do they really exists? From the days of Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty the idea of a Prince coming and sweeping of off our feet has been a magical dream. These stories always end with "And they lived happily ever after..." I think today's versions of a "Fairy Tale" marriage may be a little different.
In my opinion it is unrealistic to think your marriage will never
involve arguments or disagreements. Your marriage will be different from
everyone's because you are marrying your soul mate and you love
him/her with every fiber in your body.
So the question remains do they really exists? Sure they do, but it
is not as simple as "and they lived happily ever after". A fairy tale
marriage involves first and foremost commitment. The desire to be
committed to each other no matter what from day one till death do us
part. They also involve being submissive. If women submit to their
husbands and the husbands love their wives as Christ loved the church
as the bible states in Ephesians 5: 22-33 then we will be striving to
please each other. Another important aspect of a fairy tale marriage is
compromise. Compromising your wants, needs, and desires for your
spouses. Fairy tale marriages also have couples who are willing to work
hard at it. Marriages are not easy and as humans we have the tendency to
be selfish which doesn't work in a marriage. We have probably all heard
the expression "rose colored glasses" which simply means you are
looking at the world with a "distorted" view making everything amazing.
You look at your spouse like they are the most amazing, beautiful,
sexiest thing you have ever laid eyes on. The 3 D's are a part of this
marital equation as well and they are devotion, dedication, and desire.
You are devoted to your spouse and only your spouse. You have their back
in every situation. They have your dedication to be there through the
good times and bad and through sickness and in health. You have the
desire to be together and you enjoy each others company. You choose to
hang out together in your free time. Last and certainly not least fairy
tale marriages involve patience. Patience to deal with the husbands when
they have the common cold, yet act like they are dying. Patience for
the wives when they are PMSing and cry over everything. Patience to
love, learn, and grow old together.
Love in patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast,
it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it
is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not
delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always
trust, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Fairy
Tale Marriages don't just happen they are earned.