Monday, January 9, 2012

Marriage Monday: The more you laugh together, the more you love your spouse.

"A woman discovered a shelf of reduced-price items at a local bookstore. Among the gifts was a little figurine of a man and woman, their heads lovingly tilted toward one another. "Happy 10th Anniversary" read the inscription. It appeared to be in perfect condition, yet its tag indicated "damaged." Examining it more closely, she found another tag underneath that read "Wife is coming unglued."

Let's face it, no spouse is immune to stress. We all feel like we're coming unglued at times. And wise experts agree that the best way for anyone to cope is with a good laugh. "Humor makes all things tolerable," said preacher Henry Ward Beecher. "Laugh out loud," says Chuck Swindoll. "It helps flush out the nervous system." On another occasion Chuck said, "Laughter is the most beautiful and beneficial therapy God ever granted humanity." Arnold Glasgow said, "Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects." The point is that even when you've had a tough day, or should we say especially when you've had a tough day, you need to laugh. It will help wash away the stress and keep the two of you together when you're coming unglued. So help each other to find something funny even when it's not easy."*

*This information was found in the article "Bring Laughter Into Your Marriage" by Les Parrott, Leslie Parrott from Focus on the Family Marriage and Relationships page.

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Olivia Carter said...

Amen, to this. I'm way too serious & a worrier so I knew I would need someone to laugh with. Luckily I found a great hubby to laugh & joke with!

Kristie said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a great day!
And thanks for doing these marriage mondays. They are so interesting, and I usually am thinking about it all week.
Also, thanks for doing the tutorial on how to link your email to your account with blogger. I have loved it!

Just SO said...

I become unglued regularly. And I think that laughter is the best medicine...or glue in this case.