When was the last time you had fun with your significant other?
This morning, my husband suggested we set up a time to rent a jet ski and cruise the lake together, just for the fun of it. As my idea of summer fun is reading a novel on the beach, I inquired as to why the extreme-speed-and-possible-drowning aspect was necessary.
He said he simply wanted to try something new that would make us laugh (plus, I think the notion of me clinging to him like a limpet sounded like a win).
So… jet skiing it is.
How could I refuse? After 34 years of marriage, it’s still vital for us to find fresh ways to have fun together.
The truth is, whether we have been married for 30 days or 30 years, we absolutely need to be intentional when it comes to dating our spouse. Rekindling the spark, remembering what makes us belly laugh, and relinquishing self in an effort to love one another well.
“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 8:15, NIV).
Isn’t this a refreshing verse? So much of our marriage relationship—and everyday life generally—requires sensible, serious hard work. But experiencing and enjoying the God-given fun in life together will help carry us through those tougher times of toil.
Friend, will you make time to date your mate and have fun with your ‘one’? It truly is a long-term investment in the future of your marriage, and more valuable than you can ever imagine!