Laughter has been life-giving in our marriage! Like air and water, we would not have been able to survive without it. We have always been able to laugh at each other—that’s the easy part. We have also had to learn to laugh at ourselves.

For us, laughter has changed the course of many arguments. Laughter has started out many days on a bright note. Laughter has changed many sorrowful moments into wonderful memories. It is a must in any marriage. It’s a survival technique.

We have discovered four truths about laughter.


Hello Jay & Laura.
My husband and I enjoyed the Ultimate Date Night at our church. I found it very informative as well. However, to answer your question “What is the greatest challenge in your relationship right now?” is a loaded one at this time in our marriage and life together to be honest. We have been married for 2 years, but we’ve been together 5 years. Even though we lived together before we were married, I still struggle with being a submissive wife, and I think it’s our biggest issue. So any advice/suggestions you can give to help or even books to read I am grateful for.


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By Chuck Swindoll:

The longer I live,

the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important

than what other people think or say or do.

It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

We cannot change our past.

We cannot change the fact that people

will act in a certain way.

I am convinced that

life is 10 percent what happens to me

and 90 percent how I react to it.

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