In attending a friend's wedding last Saturday and preparing to do music for another friend tomorrow, this song (below) keeps playing over and over in my mind from the Fireproof movie. So many love-struck couples go into marriage thinking "Happily Ever After", but have you ever thought about the fact: there is NO WAY Cinderella and Prince Charming actually lived happily ever after with the backgrounds that they had!? He was rich and spoiled with everything at his fingertips from birth. Cinderella on the other hand, had to work so hard for everything she had and accomplished. You do not live go into those circumstances without communication issues and a bit if not a lot, of culture shock. Married couples have to work hard on the union they've committed to, and CHOOSE to love, respect, obey and cherish each other, even when the other person is unlovable, disrespectful etc. Marriage is a picture of how Jesus love His church. (Ephesians 5:25) He loves and forgives over and over and over each time we hurt Him, and even when we "fall in love" with something other than Him, He takes us back and loves us more than we could ever comprehend or deserve.
"Love is not a fight, but it's something worth fighting for."