3.01.2013

The Fun Factor

Last weekend, Sean and I attended a marriage conference, called Refreshing Your Marriage. It was a Friday night, all day Saturday conference. Why did we attend a marriage conference? Because we can always learn how to improve our marriage. Like any marriage, we have our ups and downs. I hope that I don't ever portray on my blog that we have a perfect marriage or we don't have any problems, because like I said we are a normal couple that fight like any couple and then have sweet moments like any couple. 
During one of the 6 sessions during the conference, the topic was having fun in marriage. We were asked by the speaker to gather into a group of 6 or 8 with people sitting around us and discuss how fun you as a couple have fun in your marriage. Listening to the other couples' ideas and sharing our own made me realize how much fun is already woven into our marriage. It wasn't realized out of comparison to the other marriages, the question just made me think and know that Sean and I fun is not lacking in our marriage.
The purpose of today's post is just to talk about fun in marriage or fun in a dating relationship. Fun is a key component to a great relationship. Life is hard, life is serious, life can be rough but fun can be the glue that help holds up the marriage in between those serious and tough times. 

Some questions to think about as we head in our weekend whether you are single, in a dating relationship, engaged or married: 
{1}determine what is the fun factor in your relationship (for those single, write what you would consider fun in a future relationship)
{2}what ways can you add more fun into your relationship. 

How could I not have fun with a guy like this?







Just remember if things are a bit rough or if things are going great in your marriage or relationship, just have fun! It will do wonders between the two of you.
If you need some free or cheap dates that are definitely classified as fun, check out this post I wrote a few weeks back.
Now your turn, tell me how you have fun in your relationship, whether dating or married!

24 comments:

Bev said...

You two are quite some characters!!! I think attending those kind of workshops and conferences can do nothing but HELP!! I would love to go to one if it were offered nearby! Things can get cray cray in the hustle and buslte of LIFE... so it's always refereshing to add that spice and FUN!!

Thanks for sharing and reminding us all!! xoxo, Bev

Sarah and Stewart said...

Fun in any relationship is so important, and it seems like you guys have a lot of it! :-)

Heather said...

Sounds like a great marriage conference! Having fun is definitely important, and we do that by sharing fun activities we love, like trying new restaurants, wine tasting and traveling.

Amanda said...

I love all of these pictures. Laughing and having fun is a huge factor and it looks like the two of you have nailed it!

Joy said...

I love this! We do have a lot of fun in our marriage, and honestly it's most of the time just spent laughing. It's one of my favorite parts of the marriage! Happy Friday!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

What a wonderful idea!! Looks like you two have no trouble in the FUN in your relationship though. Such funny pictures! My husband and I went for a weekend conference planned for engaged couples before getting married, and I think we both enjoyed it more than we expected. They offer similar weekend retreats for married couples as well, and I think one day we should definitely go back.

Always Maylee said...

I think fun is one of the most important things to have in a marriage. Being able to laugh with each other and just have fun.. there's nothing like it! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Kristin said...

I think a conference like that is a great idea! Hope to find one that we could attend in the future

Emily Gilbert said...

You two are so cute! I've never been married, but I can only imagine how these type of conferences help bring a couple closer <3

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

Great post...it's hard to have fun during spring semester because of work and matt coaching baseball but definitely try to have some fun on the weekends together

Jennifer said...

You two are adorable! I think a conference like that would be fun to do & bring you closer together! When I get married I would love to go to something like that.

ruthy ann said...

Andy and u said if there are opportunities to make our marriage better we would take them. It's so important to be working on it! We could definitely use a bit of fun...things have been a little stressful lately!

Becky said...

Great post! There are many things but two of my favorite things to do with my boyfriend to have fun is cooking and listening/talking about music! As we approach graduation and getting into the real world, we've been trying to new recipes and it's fun to just experiment with different dishes! Music has always been part of our relationship - we saw our absolute favorite band together last year and my smile was as wide as the Nile the whole time :)

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Love this post! That is so cool that you went to a marriage conference. I think it is so important to continue to work on your marriage long after the "I dos".

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

So great that fun and it seem RESPECT is are factors in your marriage. Sadly this is missing is so many relationships.

Ali of

www.dressingken.com

helen said...

hahhaha these pictures are so precious!! we love marriage conferences too. they are always refreshing, inspiring, and motivating!

Danielle Todd said...

That's wonderful! More people should do things like this. Couples often forget that even when you are married, you still have to work at your relationship.

angelaremondi said...

This is adorable!! Looks like you definitely have a lot of fun together :) I

xo inventedromance.blogspot.ca

jackie jade said...

great post! with all that happens in everyday - it IS important to remember to have fun above all! love it :)
-- jackiejade.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Cute! I'm glad you have fun. My husband and I have a lot of fun, mostly because sometimes I have a hard time being serious :)

Gemma said...

You really are a very lovely and cute couple! I love the pictures you used to accompany this post. :-)
xoxo
G.

Megan Brink said...

This is a fabulous post! So often we get tied up in all of the things happening in our lives that we forget to have fun, so this is a great reminder. Love it!

M

abrinkadventure.blogspot.com

Heather said...

I think it's great that you guys take the take to work on your marriage - like any other aspect in life, you have to work for what you want... you too are adorable!

XO
Pearls & Paws

Kasey Lynne said...

You guys are so cute! Can't wait until we have our first double date...whenever that's going to be!!