Laughter and Marriage

laughter and marriage

Laughter and Marriage

As we get ready for the Christmas Holidays, let’s prepare our hearts and homes for laughter. It is so good to laugh. Here are a few ways that laughter can improve your health.

1. Reduces Stress Hormones

2. Strengthens Immune System

3. Lowers Blood Sugar Levels

4. Improves Digestion

5. Speeds up Blood Circulation

These health benefits of laughter shouldn’t surprise us, since the Bible says,

 “A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 AMP”

Laughter is Good Medicine in Marriage

Laughter in marriage is good medicine. As we learn to laugh and not take our selves so seriously we can learn to enjoy marriage. As a married couple we deal with so many difficult, serious things in life, it’s good to just take time to laugh at ourselves.

In honor of getting ready for the Christmas Holiday, I thought you would enjoy a comedian’s take on marriage.

Marriage and Underwear

I love laughing at the differences in men and women. Have you ever noticed that women will communicate with questions? (I guess I just illustrated my point). Men are more likely to communicate by making a statement. We could either get frustrated at each other, or we could just laugh and embrace the difference. 

Here’s another fun video on marriage:

Happy Wife Happy Life

I love the way a comedian like Jeff Allen can make us laugh at ourselves. In marriage we deal with each other’s insecurities every day. Laughter helps us not take each other too seriously. 

How to Build a Marriage That Lasts

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Before Weight Gain

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Overcoming Self-Indulgence – Part 3

Overcoming Self-Indulgence requires you to look at the hidden habits of your heart. What do you do when you are stressed? Do you find yourself standing inside the pantry looking for something to eat?

Maybe you don’t set out to over-indulge — you just kind of stumble into it. You start by enjoying something — then you just take TOO MUCH!

Self-indulgence is when we put our own short-term desires first, often short-circuiting our long-term objectives. You may be most tempted to buy something and put it on the credit card. Your temptation might be to turn to food or romance novels to meet a need. Some of us even over-indulge in work to try to meet an inner emotional need to feel significant.