Thursday, July 19, 2012
Let's Have a Good Laugh !
When is the last time you and your spouse had a good laugh together? Laughing is one thing we love to do at our house. Even our 2 year old is in on “jokes”. One type of joke that we use all the time is: “ I have some good news and I have some bad news”. And then we make up some ridiculous information.
Another thing we do is laugh at each other. Yes, that’s right at each other. If someone says something incorrectly that usually get a good laugh. Sometimes if another person gets mad, it usually ends up with both of us laughing so hard we are crying.
It may help that my husband was the class clown and one of the characteristics that drew me to him was his humor. We just love to laugh.
There are some great benefits to laughter. These benefits include physical, mental, and social benefits. You can find more about the benefits of laughing thru this site: Laughter is the Best Medicine.
Do you and your spouse laugh together? According to “ Love, Laughter and marriage: Why Laughter is Vital to a Healthy Relationship”, here are 5 reason why you should:
1. Laughter fosters a sense of playfulness
2. Forges a positive bond
3. Brings greater perspective
4. Reduces defensiveness & opens you up to new experiences
5. Acts as a buffer to stress (see benefits of laughing)
Connecting through laughter diminishes the time you focus on negative things in your marriage or just life in general.
Here you will find Bible Scriptures on Humor & Laughter . We serve an awesome God who knows what is good for us, for he made us in his own image.
I hope that this week you and your Spouse can focus on the positive things in your life. Have a good laugh together and enjoy one another.
Marriage is a labor of love, it takes work, time, and commit to allow it to grow. I hope you are able to use these insights to create and/or maintain your "Loving Lasting Marriage". In addition, Pray together and Seek God together if you are seeking your Loving Lasting Marriage.