Can you laugh in your marriage?

You hear the horror stories all the time. “My wife won’t let me go out with the guys tonight” or “The romance has stopped in our marriage.”

It is true, there are times when those words will be uttered by a spouse. But it comes with the territory. In marriage, it is a give and take.

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
— Martin Luther

Hearing those words can be a major let down. It might not be fun to stay at home or doing something you might not like with your spouse.

These are the times it is important to focus on the good times. The times that made you love them more. And the FUNNY times.

When you think about the times you had with your spouse that were funny, laughter comes, smiles come, and joy comes.

Want an example? Here is the story of our engagement. Something we still laugh and smile over:

Pam and I were sitting on the couch at the motel she had worked at. I looked over at her and said “Babe, do you think we’re going to get married?” and she answered “Yeah, one of these days.”

I hopped on that and blurted out “Okay, good. Here’s a date range. Pick one for our wedding date.”

She looked at me like I was crazy. And I was crazy. Crazy in love with her.

After she regained herself, she picked the latest date possible. And she thought that was that.

A couple of months later I took her on a winter sleigh ride.

It was supposed to be romantic. The snow was supposed to be light and fluffy. A smooth ride on the sleigh.

Nope, not what happened.

It turned into a warm day and the snow started to melt. There were patches of slush. Lots of bumps during the sleigh ride.

Pam frequently thought the sleigh was going to tip. Thankfully that never happened!

And a sweet old man giving as our driver.

At one point he stops the sleigh and asks if we would like our picture taken. Of course I told him yes.

One problem, I left the camera in the truck.

He then tells us he will go up ahead and check the trail to make sure it the sleigh would be able to make it.

Up ahead he wanders and Pam mentions she feels bad for him. He might fall into a hole, get wet, or run into some wild animal.

She did not know this was all part of the plan.

I slip down on one knee and officially ask her to marry me. Thank God she said yes.


That is our crazy and funny engagement story. It reminds us to laugh at the silly times. Things will be okay. We will get through it.

Question: What is the funniest thing that has happened in one of your relationships? Please share your story in the comment section below.

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