Laugh, Smile, and Play, Day 10

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Adam and I enjoy having fun together.

We love laughing.

We love making each other smile.

We like being goofy and silly.

We like spending time together relaxing.

Laughter is important in a marriage. There are health benefits to laughter. Laughter decreases stress hormones, increases immunity, helps fight infection, and even can help temporarily reduce pain. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine…

I think sometimes we take life too seriously. Lots of scary, chaotic things are happening in the world. Jesus invites us to be still and know God. Sometimes, I feel guilty for taking the time to rest and have fun, but this is the exact opposite of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have been freed from condemnation, from guilt, and from shame. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t enjoy your marriage and your spouse. There is joy in the Lord –

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

A few years ago I wrote these words…

No marriage can thrive without fun and laughter in my opinion. I love to laugh with my husband, and I enjoy making him laugh… especially since this is a hard task to accomplish. I enjoy the challenge! Laughter is great medicine for breaking up an upsetting moment and a great antidote to an argument. Laughter is a great way to let off steam and melt away stress. Laughter and silliness helps us feel human…

We are about to enter Advent season. Christmas is coming, a season of joy, but it can also be a season of stress and sorrow. Now is the time to plan and prepare for times of rest and relaxation, joy and fun and laughter.

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