I have been humming this song lately. Why don’t you listen?
Are there some things that you need to change with God's help? In order to be different, you have to change. Now, I am not talking about dyeing your hair green. I am talking about changing the way you treat people or the way you act.
When was the last time you sat down and thought about what you needed to change about yourself or asked God what needs to be changed? Why don’t you sit down with your chat-it-out partner and God to see if there is anything you need to change.
Take a moment and look in the mirror. No, really. Go ahead. I have an unopened bag of Reece cups on my desk to keep me occupied while I wait.
Back already?! So what did you see? I’m betting you’re going to be pointing out all the negatives. A zit? Oily hair? An unsightly mole right smack dab in the middle of your forehead?
Not perfect, huh? Well, none of us are. Even the models you see in magazines and on TV have blemishes (like zits and scars) hidden behind make-up and air brushing.
1. That everything after the wedding is happily ever after.
Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, you name it. All the impediments to love—enchantments, evil step-moms, curses—are dealt with before the wedding. Afterwards it’s smooth sailing. That might be true in fairy tales, but not in real life.
Dating and marriage are complicated. The complications arise when Prince Charming turns out to be human, just like the rest of us. He’s not perfect; he might not even be the person you thought he was. Can you still love him?
It’s when we love people in spite of their faults that true love shines. And that only comes after fighting, conflict, trials, and sorrows. The good news? It's the hard times that turns young long into true love.