Ebele UzoPeters said, “some marriages are not working not because the couples don’t pray together, but because they don’t play together.”some marriages are not working not because the couples don't pray together, but because they don't play together. Click To Tweet
Prayer is a very important tool in building a happy home. A family that prays together stays together is a popular quote used to justify the need of praying together as a couple and family. Prayer is used to control the spiritual and physical atmosphere of the home. Hence, the essence of prayer.
However, if all you do as a couple is pray together, what do you think the atmosphere of that house will be? That’s a question I’ll leave for you to give a truthful answer to. No matter how spiritual and zealous for God you are, you can’t spend all of your life praying. You have to do other things, but the question now is does this other things include playing with your spouse?
A popular phrase used in primary schools is “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” I’ll want to rephrase this to suit what I’m writing. “All prayer and no play makes the home a dull and boring home.” We are very well social beings as much as we are spiritual beings and there is need for play in our daily leaving. Even the Bible has an example of couples that played together. “…Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out of a window and saw, and behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.” Genesis 26:8 (KJV).
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I don’t need to give you ways on how to pray together as a couple. Prayer should be your lifestyle as a Christian couple, but let me give you some ways you can play and relax together. Before I do so, I think I need to give you a reason you have to play together as a couple. Playing makes you relaxed and douses the tension or the routine that might want to creep into your marriage.
So, how can you play together?
Schedule game time each week. I know you’re a working class couple, but you have Saturday. Oops! Saturday is rest day, but I know you won’t be in bed resting the whole day. If your marriage is a priority you’ll make time to play game(s) together.
Go on a couple/family picnic on a beach or just anywhere nice. The cost is not high if you’re thinking of money. You can also save towards it. Remember, your home, your priority.
Plan a cooking session together and play with recipes. Try out a new dish and have fun. Please, play safe in the kitchen. Make mistakes with your dish and laugh about it. Break the monotonous cooking you’re used too.
Think up other ways you can play and catch fun. At least, it is your home not mine (winks).
Jesus at the center makes the home godly and happy.