Laughter is good medicine for our souls. We connect when we laugh together and enjoy each other’s company.
My husband and I have learned that we have to be mindful to keep fun and laughter in our home. When we are dealing with some tough issues — we have a funny movie night. We laugh. Share popcorn. Laugh some more.
Our struggles don’t disappear because we watch a movie and laugh but our hearts are lighter. We’ve spent some time connecting and that’s good stuff for any couple.
A few years ago, I wrote a post called www.cafesmom.com/index.php/2011/11/04/funny-movies-to-the-rescue/Funny Movies to the Rescue. I’m sure there are more funny movies to add to the list since it first posted yet it’s still worth reading and will give you suggestions if you are looking for a flick to watch tonight.
Sometimes we just NEED A BREAK from the hard stuff. We can get so easily wrapped up in the details of the day that we can feel overwhelmed and then transfer the negative feelings onto our spouse and our marriage.
Moments of laughter won’t erase your hard times but they will build into your marriage and give you reprieve from allowing the trials to consume you. Make time to laugh together.
To Reboot Your Remarriage (Day 5), I’m asking you to be mindful to make laughing a daily part of your life. Whether it’s sending a funny text or putting in a funny movie — do something each day that connects you and your spouse with a smile.
You may not “feel” like laughing with your spouse. You may actually “want to be mad at him” but I’m asking you to be mindful to build into your marriage by trying this. (Note, if you are in an abusive situation then this is not the advice for you and I urge you to seek counsel and keep you and your kids safe).
Imagine the look on his face when you say “Can I ask you something? Would you be up for watching a comedy tonight. I’ll make popcorn and grab a blanket. I’d love to just enjoy your company and laugh with you tonight?”
One rule for funny movie night: no talk/references to anything negative and no talk about the ex or any kids. This is time for just you and your spouse.
Note, movies aren’t the only way to build laughter into your marriage. Couples know what they enjoy…. just think back to your dating days. Cooking together, spending time in nature, experiencing a favorite hobby together, trying something new — as long as you are connecting, smiling and having a good time — that’s what matters and builds into you as a couple.
What’s your go to funny movie? Read my list from the article above to see mine. Let’s share what movies make us each laugh. You can never have to many funny movies on your list.