“Happy Together?”

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Do you feel like its a challenge to have fun with your spouse? Why is it so difficult to relax, laugh, and enjoy life with the one you love? It’s easier said than done for many couples. Long hours at work, a nonstop flow of bills, the daily demands of child rearing, along with other responsibilities add an undeniably potent round of seriousness to life. Those who are challenged in this area may find “fun” to be a foreign language that they simply cannot understand. When a man and a woman vow to love one another ’til death parts them, they need something other than love and death to consider. Every married couple needs to configure regularly scheduled moments for fun and leisure together. Life and marriage is serious, which is why we must create those opportunities for a giggle or a guffaw with our spouse. πŸ˜€

*Proverbs 15:30 NLT~ “30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.”
*Proverbs 17:22~ “22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.”

*Ecclesiastes 3:1,4~ “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” 4 A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.”
*Ecclesiastes 3:9-13~ “9 What do people really get for all their hard work? 10 I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. 11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. 12 So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. 13 And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.”

*Proverbs 5:18 MSG~ “Enjoy the wife you married as a young man!”
*Song of Solomon 8:13 NLT~ “13 O my darling, lingering in the gardens, your companions are fortunate to hear your voice. Let me hear it, too!” ”

It’s so important that we hear our spouse laugh and be their friend. We have our whole lives to spend with our beloved, so why not be a witness and perpetrator of each other’s happiness. Marriage doesn’t have to be a life sentence of dullness and monotony–devoid of excitement and fun. It’s okay to lighten up and be silly with each other!!!
The video below captures “fun!!!” perfectly and also is a great song for a husband/wife to sing together (come on, at least once! Haha!). If you don’t like the song, at least the video will make you laugh! πŸ˜€

Turtles-“Happy Together”

Other Fun ideas:
~ Pop some popcorn and watch a couple of comedy movies together.
~ Go camping: roast marshmallows, make s’mores, share a sleeping bag and tell each other the scary stories of what you were like as a teenager ;D
~ Do something you’ve both never done before: kayaking, jet skiing, rock climbing. Be adventurous!
~ Take a cooking or dance class together: Laugh at each other’s mistakes. Have fun! Learn to make a mean salsa dish one week; then spice up your salsa on the dance floor.
~ Whatever you plan to do, be lighthearted and don’t use that time to talk about your children or bills.
~ Tickle each other! (Time needed: 2 minutes)

{*Tip: Turn off your cellphones and don’t let anyone interrupt your time together}

Linger with one another. Savor time alone to treasure each other’s laughter, sparkling eyes, and lightning smiles. Yearn to share in your beloved’s joyful presence. Just be happy together like the song says. May the Lord bless you and your marriage with fun, creativity, joy, and lots of laughter!

~ Cassandra

This is Post #3 in the CMBA 1/2 Marathon Blogging Challenge to post everyday for 13 days in October.

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8 thoughts on ““Happy Together?”

  1. Debi Walter says:

    Cassandra,
    There is nothing more important in a marriage than cultivating your friendship. No one knows you better, so why not make it the best it can be. I love all the tips in this post! But I have to know…is that photo real? How fun! It made me laugh!!!

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