Friday, July 03, 2009

On Fairy Tales and Marriage

“They got married and they lived happily ever after.”

This is how most fairy tales end. After surviving the trials and hindrances from witches or any other antagonists, the prince and princess find the love of their lives and become happy in each other’s arms.

This is in fairy tales.

Castle - where the union of Prince Charming and his princess happens

But in real life, it is so different.

Usually, marriage becomes the commencement of most problems, especially people who enter marriage and realize that they are not yet fully ready for the big responsibilities involved.

I remember an insight from a public talk, saying that before you get married, you should be able to work on certain areas of your personality.

We may ask ourselves. Before I get married, am I matured enough in the following aspects?
  • Physically
  • Financially
  • Emotionally
  • Socially
  • Spiritually
These are just some points to ponder on. We cannot be 100% ideal, but the way we view marriage should be a serious matter. We can do a series of self-examination to ensure that we can live up to the roles of being a good husband/wife/parent. Of course, no relationship is perfect. Problems will surely occur, yet a truly matured couple can overcome all difficulties.

Shrouded by darkness yet the light of love shines through

Another tip from the Bible:

For a marriage to thrive, God needs to be involved in the relationship. His Word says: “A threefold cord cannot quickly be torn in two.” (Eccl. 4:12) “Threefold cord” is a figurative expression. When this illustration is applied to marriage, it includes the husband and wife, the first two strands, who are intertwined with the central strand, Jehovah God. Being united with God gives a couple the spiritual strength to cope with problems, and it is the key to achieving the greatest happiness in marriage.

Therefore, at the right time, marriage will surely be a success.

A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyment of ease and reason, and indeed, all the sweets of life.

May we all find our life partners, and in due time, get married and live happily ever after. ;)

Sleeping Bessy, I mean, Beauty with her Prince ;)


Julius Tan said...

disneyland!!! :D

Bess said...

Disneyland? I wish! haha

That's just a parade from somewhere.

Julius Tan said...

ay hindi ba disney land yan.. ngek! :p pero galing... ganda ng parade. :)

ayus ng mga write-ups mo ah.. nakaka-inspire naman magsulat ulit.. :D

magsusulat na ulet ako! hehehe

Bess said...


Hahaha :P

Wow.. thanks :)
I'll anticipate your write-ups. You're a better writer ;)

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