I like a lot of things about Jon. But, by far, my favorite thing about him is that he makes me laugh.
Also, he thinks I’m funny. That’s important too.
Some days, laughter is our saving grace. We have fun together, we joke around, we share things that are funny.
And we play.
Do you play with your husband? It’s so important. Plus, it’s fun. So there’s a win-win for you.
I’ve heard it said that women connect through communication, and men connect through activity. Think about it. You rarely see men sitting at the coffee shop sharing scones and conversation, right? That’s our thing, ladies. Usually, the time men spend together is side-by-side time – working on a common goal, playing a game, watching a game, etc. Guys thrive on activity.
Remember that, my friends. The way to a man’s heart might be more through a game of HORSE than through a batch of cookies. Although the cookies don’t hurt either.
So we play. We play cards and watch movies and go on walks and head up to the mountains for the day. We swim and we work out (sometimes) and we spend a few hours at the aquarium. We go out on dates and we try new places to eat and we GET A BABYSITTER FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE.
Seriously. Babysitters. Important, my friends. Definitely one of the keys to a great marriage. (<–tweet this)
But I digress.
So. Play. Together. Jon and I are blessed in that we have fairly similar interests as far as playing goes, so it’s not too hard to find fun things to do together. Even so, there are times when I step out of my comfort zone to do something he thinks is fun. Like that working out thing I mentioned earlier. And, um, hiking. (Although this book-loving couch girl is always glad when he picks a trail too hard for me and chooses a guy friend to go with instead!)
Playing together leads to laughing together, and laughing together reminds you that you actually like the person you’re stuck with. Laughter brings lightness to an often difficult marriage, and begins to heal wounds. Truly, it does.
Do yourself a favor. Find a way to play and laugh with your man this week. Get out of your comfort zone if you need to. You might just enjoy it more than you think.
And now I’m off to take my own advice and head up to the mountains in search of some snow. We’re bringing the kid along for this one, but, still, it should be fun.