The Value of Laughter


Anyone who hears us talk much about marriage knows we value laughter.


It is so intimate to laugh together.


But isn’t there kind of a double edge sword when it comes to laughter?


Yes, there can be. Because when you’re on the end—the receiving end—of a zing, sometimes you can really get your feelings hurt.


That is the result of sarcasm, right? That’s humor at somebody else’s expense.


Here, I’ll tell you what. The truth is, some people feel really connected when they are throwing around those kind of barbs, and other people feel very distanced by it.


It comes to understanding your spouse’s funny bone. Did they grow up in a home where that kind of thing was connecting or disengaging? It’s a good question to explore together.


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