The Bible tells us that “laughter is good medicine.” We’ve got to say that sure holds true in our married life together. After 44+ years of marriage —the ability to laugh together has been GREAT medicine for our relationship. (We may be conservative in our values, but we try to apply humor liberally.)
One of the many things I love about Steve is his ability to make me laugh. We LOVE to laugh and continually look for things to enjoy together, which helps us to laugh A LOT.
So, to help you with that mission, as well, below are a few things that may tickle your funny bone as they have ours.
“One of my favorite stories involves a young minister performing his first wedding ceremony. Fearing he might forget something, he sought counsel from an older preacher. The experienced man told the young minister everything he needed to do and made one final suggestion: ‘If you ever forget what you are supposed to say, just quote Scripture.’ The ceremony went smoothly until he pronounced the happy couple husband and wife. At that point, his mind went blank. That’s when he remembered the advice of the old preacher to quote Scripture. So he quoted the only verse that came to his mind: ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.‘” (Dr Ray Pritchard, from his Keepbelieving.com sermon titled, “Adam’s Rib: How God Arranged the First)
Funny, yet oh so true! How many of us truly knew what we were getting ourselves into when we married? And yet for many of us, it’s different, but the best thing we could have done. Hopefully that joke at least made you smile a bit. So here’s another one:
“Although a bright and able man, my husband is almost completely helpless when faced with even the simplest domestic chore. One day, in exasperation, I pointed out to him that our friend, Bea, had taught her husband, Frank, to cook, sew and do laundry, and that if anything ever happened to Bea, Frank would be able to care for himself. Then I asked, ‘What would YOU do if anything happened to me?’ After considering that possibility for a moment, my husband said, ‘I’d move in with Frank.’” (LaVonne Kincaid, Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul)
Here’s another joke from jokes.christiansunite.com that we hope will make you smile.
Wedding Vow Change?
“During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the minister with an unusual offer. ‘I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows. When you get to me and the part where I’m to promise to ‘love, honor and obey’ and ‘forsaking all others, be faithful to her forever,’ I’d appreciate it if you’d just leave that part out.’ He passed the minister the cash and walked away satisfied.
“The wedding day arrives, and the bride and groom moved to that part of the ceremony where the vows are exchanged. When it comes time for the groom’s vows, the minister looks the young man in the eye and says, ‘Will you promise to obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed every morning of your life and swear eternally before God and your lovely wife that you will not ever even look at another woman, as long as you both shall live?’ The groom gulped and looked around, and said in a tiny voice, ‘Yes.’
“Later, the groom leaned toward the minister and hissed, ‘I thought we had a deal.’ The minister put the $100 into his hand and whispered back, ‘She made me a much better offer.'”
And then there are a series of videos we found on You Tube that we enjoy watching. We thought you may find them humorous too. Here’s a description of what you will find:
“Modern Marriage Moments is a series of skits based on the lives of Brandon and Stephanie as a married couple. These skits are LOOSELY based on real events. We actually have a great marriage (believe it or not)!”
They put together over a hundred of them on a whole host of subjects. So there’s a lot there for you. Look together and see what you think (not all in one sitting, though). But first, we’re including a link to the 22 Minute Date. You may want to use your time together as husband and wife laughing together, on a “date time”:
Lastly, we found on You Tube with Jeanne Robertson explaining why you “Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store.” (You’ll notice that she calls her husband “Left Brain” —meaning that he approaches life in a more logical and analytical way.) ENJOY!!!
This has been a less serious Marriage Insight, but hey! “Laughter is good medicine”… We hope you will love each other well, laugh often, and pass joy on to others :)
Cindy and Steve Wright
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