In all my years of experience and knowledge on the subject of relationships and romance in real life, I have one universal truth to acknowledge and impart to all those lovelorn reading this humble blog...
Okay...I have absolutely nothing.
Hopefully you knew the first lofty statement was meant with sincere, heavy sarcasm! Smile
*Ahem* Pardon me...had to get that in there.
Romance can easily be a struggle for us as women, to resist making romantic "fluff" (i.e: Hollywood, Hallmark, "inspirational" romance books) idols in our hearts. I speak from personal experience...when I was quite young--too young--I read quite a few inspirational romance novellas....yes, typically historical, too. The guy was sensitive, understanding, vocal, sweet, & of course...handsome. He went to any lengths to convince the girl of his love for her.
That is basically the cookie cutter plots of the books I read...anybody rolling their eyes yet?
I fell in love with "love" as defined by Hallmark-esque scenarios in seemingly harmless novels, films & music.
The love-story God already has written for us, is far beyond our wildest, romantic dreams or expectations. There will be ups, downs, but most of all...I believe we'll more fully realize & embrace grace for the journey. It will not be a fairy tale...the journey will only just begin after the wedding!