So many women say they want a man who makes them laugh. A lot of us get them – men are pretty funny after all.
But I’ve observed that something happens too often. Year after year of dating or marriage, they stop laughing. They start rolling their eyes. They start retorting in anger. They start reading into things and assuming bad intentions.
They’ve stopped laughing, and they look at him like it’s his fault.
I’m not casting stones; I understand couples deal with very real difficulties. But in these observations, I have made a resolution of my own, and I would pose it as a question to you:
Rather than searching for men who make us laugh, what if we resolved to be women who laugh?
Women who appreciate the humor when things go wrong. When the moment is ruined. When life is less than perfect.
What if we committed to being part of the joy of his life instead of requiring him to create the joy in ours?
What if we took this verse to heart?
“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 ESV
A joyful heart is a fruit of the Spirit’s work in our lives. We should be known by it.
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