by Jeff Schreve

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Series: Built to Last - How to Build a Successful Marriage and Family
Jeff Schreve
Psalm 127:1-5

When I was a kid, my brothers and sisters and especially my little sister and my older sister - we were the three younger kids and the three older kids; there were six in my family, so there was kind of a natural break. And so the three younger kids kind of did a lot together. And we would watch a lot of Walt Disney together when I was a kid. And there would be various movies that would come on from Walt Disney that were just classics. You know, things like Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I mean when those came on, it was just like you're glued to that. This is long before the days of videotape and DVDs and all that stuff. It was just like, whatever's on TV, whatever's at the movie theater, that's what you got. And those classic, famous stories, the Snow Whites and Cinderellas and Sleeping Beauties, they were a love story. It had adventure, and it had excitement, but it all ended the same, where the girl and the guy met and fell in love and got married, and they lived happily ever after. That's how they all ended - and they lived happily ever after.

Now most of us, we like stories with happy endings. We love to think, Well, they lived happily ever after. And in the Snow White story, you see her and her Prince Charming, and they look like this.1.

And they're just so in love. And they're getting ready to just take off for a life together, and they live happily ever after. That's a fairytale, right?

And so, you know, we love that - and they lived happily ever after - but we say, ''Yeah, but that's a fairytale. That's a fairytale.'' But see, all of us when we go into marriage, we have in our minds; I'm going to be different from everybody else. My parents might have had a bad marriage and her parents might have had a bad marriage, and everybody I know might have ...

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