Sharing Humor in Marriage

Sharing Humor - AdobeStock_267967983We’re all about sharing humor. We’re all about looking for reasons to laugh. And we’re all about encouraging couples to laugh together. Sharing humor together has helped keep our marriages from unraveling apart. (Other things have helped us in our marriage but laughing together has been a vital part of the “good medicine” we’ve needed—especially when life got too serious.)

So, (lovingly) grab your spouse; and spend a little bit of time together sharing humor that will tickle your funny bones. This can be your 22 Minute Date Time; or just a great break from all the hard stuff that’s coming into our lives each day.

Sharing Humor Within Your Marriage

This first humorous quip is not about marriage, but in a way it does.

“Let’s all take a moment and be thankful that spiders do not fly.”

Let’s face it, if spiders DID fly there would be a lot more screaming going on in your home! Right?

Here are a few more “funnies” we found that Reader’s Digest shares about marriage:

“When I asked a friend the secret to his 52 years of marriage, he replied, ‘We never go to sleep angry.’ ‘That’s a great philosophy,’ I noted. ‘Yes. And the longest we’ve been awake so far is five days.'”

“When people hear that my husband and I just celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary, they inevitably ask us the secret to our long, successful marriage. In response, my husband will smile sweetly. He will nod my way, and explain, ‘We both love me.'”

“Shortly before our 25th wedding anniversary, my husband sent 25 long-stemmed yellow roses to me at my office. A few days later, I plucked all the petals and dried them. On the night of our anniversary, I spread the petals over the bed and lay on top of them, wearing only a negligee. As I’d hoped, I got a reaction from my husband. When he saw me, he shouted, ‘Are those potato chips?'”

More Sharing Humor Quips

These next humorous quips have nothing to do with marriage, but they could make you both laugh; and THAT is good for your marriage. There’s no doubt—laughter IS good medicine!

This was just sent to us from Pastor Tim from The Cybersalt Digest:

Think of a number.
Multiply it by 3.
Now add 5.
Take away the number you first thought of.
Now add 7.
Subtract 2.
Add back the number you first thought of.
Now, close your eyes.
Dark, isn’t it?

We don’t know the authors of these jokes and quips; but we’re thankful for them. We hope you will too:


– Don’t come home smelling of other dogs.
– Don’t think you can leave a room without me.
– If you find it missing, I saw the cat take it.
– If you find something broken it happened while I was sleeping.
– Don’t move me while sleeping in the middle of the bed. You have enough room on the edge.
– If it lands on the floor, it’s mine.
– If your friend’s dog has one, I want one bigger.
– What happens at the dog park stays at the dog park.

And let’s not let cats get overlooked; so, here’s one for them. (Notice that these are a bit more complicated. The lesson here is—we’re all different! That applies to marriage, as well. Don’t expect your spouse to be another version of you.) So, here goes:


– Humans need to know basic rules. They can be taught if you start early and are consistent. You will then have a smoothly running household.
– When a human is holding the newspaper in front of him/her, be sure to jump on the back of the paper. Humans love to be startled.
– When the humans call you to come, make sure you do not. This is the easiest way to make sure they always see there is a difference between us and the ‘dog.’
– As often as possible, dart quickly and as close as possible in front of the human, especially on stairs, when they have something in their arms, in the dark, and when they first get up in the morning. Wind yourself around and through their legs repeatedly when they’re trying to get somewhere. This will help their coordination skills.
– Whenever possible, get close to a human, especially their face; then turn around and present your behind to them. Humans love this, so do it often. And don’t forget to do this for their guests, too!
– Always accompany guests to the bathroom. It isn’t necessary to do anything. Just sit and stare.
– This is important. Get enough sleep in the daytime so you’re fresh for playing catch mouse or king-o-the-hill on their bed between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.

Sharing Humor About Stuff

And then, here are some random quotes (authors unknown) that we hope you enjoy together:

“Always be yourself. Unless you can be a mermaid. Then always be a mermaid.”

“Never sing in the shower! Singing leads to dancing, dancing leads to slipping, and slipping leads to paramedics seeing you naked — so NEVER sing in the shower!”

“Handle every stressful situation like a dog… if you can’t eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.

“I don’t run; so, if you ever see me running, you better run, too, because there is something coming.”

“Someone said, ‘I always say, ‘thank you’ to Alexa so that when the machines take over, they know I’m nice.’

“In my defense the moon was full, and I was left unsupervised.”

“My brain has way too many tabs open. Four of them are frozen; and I have no idea where the music is coming from.

“Marriage: An endless sleepover with your favorite weirdo.”

“What’s it like having a toddler? Imagine raising a heavily caffeinated chimpanzee who is allergic to sleep.”

“I love you more than yesterday. Yesterday you got on my nerves.”

In closing:

Here are a few thought-provoking quips. They may not be funny, but we hope you will apply them:

“Someday everything will make sense. For now, just laugh at the confusion; smile through the tears and never forget to remind yourself that everything happens for a reason.”

“When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” (That’s especially true in marriage.)

And even better:

“In a world where you can be anything, be like Jesus.”

May you reveal and reflect the love of Jesus in every aspect of your life—especially in your marriage. Align your life so you show love to your spouse both in front of others and when you are alone. And may God bless you all the more as you do!

Cindy and Steve Wright


To help you further, we give a lot of personal stories, humor, and more practical tips in our book, 7 ESSENTIALS to Grow Your Marriage. We hope you will pick up a copy for yourself. (It’s available both electronically and in print form.) Plus, it can make a great gift for someone else. It gives you the opportunity to help them grow their marriage. And who doesn’t need that? Just click on the linked title or the picture below:

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