There are a lot of tough jobs in the world but marriage… just wow! I know we’re not alone when we say this.
Many people share great ideas and it’s always fun to learn new things that work for other couples.
I’m always trying to figure out how to make our marriage better and help others at the same time. My husband is a praying man and asks God how to be a better husband to me and better daddy to our kids. And I ask God to show me how to be a better wife and mommy.
Here is something we started about a year ago. It’s helped us sometimes when we argue. God put this idea on my heart and I shared it with my husband. We didn’t waste time getting to the store.
We bought a ball (A 12 to 15 inch ball is best. And NO. Not a baseball or bowling ball even though it’s something that some people may think they’d like to do sometimes – Just don’t.) and when we’d argue, we’d pass the ball back and forth.
It is harder to stay angry when we are playing catch.
We both take turns talking (Toss it. Don’t hold it. That’s the point. It’s easier to talk this way sometimes.) and maybe a few times we threw it rougher than we should have but it really helps during fights.
You could try it and see if it helps for your marriage. If someone can learn anything from our mess we’re glad to share.
We really do like each other. It’s just that sometimes we forget.
Note: If you play ball in the store, they may -or may not- appreciate it so very much. You probably don’t need to ask us how we know this.