My face was literally in pain from laughing so hard when my husband and I watched the video series “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” by Mark Gungor. I’m talking those rare, full body laughs where you have to be careful not to lose control of bodily functions, if you know what I mean. Ok, TMI. But, if you like good, clean comedy and also personal growth and development as an individual but also in your relationship – like we do – this series is an absolute must see. Just trust me on this one! Anyway, that is a total side note to introducing today’s Monday Marriage Tip for all you future wives out there: Laugh Together – A LOT!
Throughout the years, there have often been times where I am around my husband a lot during the week but for some reason I just don’t feel close. (He feels fine, mind you, but I, being the complicated little darling I am, am having some issues.) Then, something happens that makes the best friends in us come out and we start laughing together about something and suddenly – BAM – I feel totally close and back to normal. What changed? We just stopped being all business and had some fun. Simple. As. That!
Marriage, especially once kids enter the picture, can become very “business like”. Bills to pay. Life decisions to make. Chores to split. Schedules to organize. So, if you are anything like me and thrive when you are just enjoying life and having fun, this can make marriage start to feel dull and mundane. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Be intentional to take some time, however small, to just be playful and do whatever it is you two do that brings back the best friendship that got you guys together in the first place.
Back when Angel and I got engaged, we were in an elevator in Los Angeles and there was this super cool old couple in the ride to the 18th floor with us. As we always did, in our excitement, we announced that we just got engaged, so they proceeded to tell us about how they have been married for almost 50 years or something like that. We asked them what their secret to success was. Want to know what their deep, theological answer was? “Laugh together. A lot.”
So there you have it! Happy Monday, dear future wife, and I hope this little tidbit is a blessing to your future marriage!
P.S. If you liked this post, you may enjoy my last Monday Marriage Tip, Accept Him, HERE!
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