Are you spontaneous? Keeping life FUN!

Are you spontaneous? Keeping life FUN!

After lunch with friends, an art show, and our will signing, it had been a long day driving all over the city. But it wasn't raining yet and we had still not taken our Texas-tradition bluebonnet pictures. We weren't dressed up and definitely not matching, but we stopped at our local park anyway. We took some pics, took a walk, hopped on large rocks, and (literally) swung from vines. We found a hidden trail, spied some deer, and suddenly our youngest volunteered to be the creative director for this week's video. It was a spontaneous hour of fun and that is what we're talking about this week.

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Marriage Takes FUN!

Marriage Takes FUN!

I've always been on the serious side. I've valued deep conversations, explorations of the soul, going to the hard places. This is what I thought made up a good, solid, real relationship. This was so important to me that I thought every time we had date night or a quiet, intimate moment alone that we had to have this kind of talk. And if we didn't, something was wrong or missing or disconnected. And if we were just silent? Silence was a killer. Silence (because of how I grew up) meant that we were angry and harboring resentment or that we had grown apart and had nothing to talk about.

You see now why I needed an entire year to just practice having FUN!? I went into marriage knowing it was going to take grit. What I didn't know was how fun would make the grit so much easier to put forth.

A focus on fun changed my life and my marriage in key ways. Here's what I learned:

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Super Bowl Sunday Fun!

Super Bowl Sunday Fun!

Craig and I love to play games and we both love to win. Truth be told, we just had a lot of fun making this video (it was so good to laugh after a really hard week)! Clearly, Jen overused her penalty flag a few times too many (and maybe let out a cackle)—but it was all in good fun! However please note: this just in from the MNL (Marriage National League):

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