Most women, from the moment they are old enough to develop an imagination, begin thinking about her magical day. A day when all eyes are on her and everyone holds their breath at the beautiful sight she makes as she walks down the aisle. The man of her dreams awaits her beneath an arch beribboned and bedecked with flowers. Candles burn, giving off a sweet smoky aroma that fills the packed cathedral. Upon her dainty brow lies a sparkling crown to match the precious gemstone on her left hand. As a woman, I can testify that this is indeed something all of us females have imagined one time or another. It does not matter what religion, nationality, ethnic background, or sexual preference, a wedding scene has crossed your mind. The wedding scene might be elaborate or it might be simple but every female on the planet has thought about it at some point in her life.
Okay, you're living in Arkansas and your boyfriend has asked you to be his wife. You want this to be the wedding Little Rock speaks of for years to come. You want the whole nine yards of dresses, rehearsals, rings, flowers, bridesmaids, best men and so on. It will be a wedding Little Rock has never seen before after which it will be a marriage Little Rock has seen many times. The bride-to-be will become stressed out, become a 'Bridezilla' and chaos shall ensue upon the hapless would-be-husband. He will take note of the extravagance of the matrimonial proceedings and will store this in his brain for use in a future fight when you will not let him have a big screen television because you are still in debt from the wedding.
Please do not lose hope yet. It still can be the wedding Little Rock that will crown as phenomenal and beautifully orchestrated. The first step in staying sane during these troubling times is a little bit of research. Go to any search engine and type in "wedding Little Rock", a feast of information will arise. The bride-to-be and her posse of wedding planners can find information galore at the click of a button. Dress makers, party planners, caterers, churches, and jewelry stores await perusal.
Now that it is all planned to be a smashing wedding Little Rock will be proud of, it is now time to consider the marriage Little Rock has recently became known for. On Valentine's Day of 2005, Governor Mike Huckabee converted his marriage to wife Janet into that of a Covenant Marriage. The Covenant Marriage was enacted in 2001 and simply means that before being granted a divorce, the couple must attend counseling and can only divorce for certain reasons.
The main reason cited for most divorces currently is "irreconcilable differences", under the Covenant Marriage this is not an option. This might not seem relevant now at a time when everything is sunshine and roses but could prove problematic should the happy couple realize that perhaps things aren't as sparkly as that diamond on her hand. The upside of a Covenant Marriage is that counseling must be obtained and the couple must live separate and apart for two years.
Maybe that time will give them the space they need in order to overcome petty squabbles and give incentive to work things out. If that doesn't work, perhaps watching that hundred dollar wedding video might refresh the couple's memory.