Hitched: Playing together and staying together

Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:52 pm
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You know the rule, if it rhymes, it must be true. So when Ps Phil says “couples who play together stay together”, you know it’s good advice. Having fun as a couple isn’t just going out and having a fun date once a month. It’s about nurturing a feeling of happiness and vibrancy in the relationship.


Pastor Phil Ayres from Kingdomcity Church is an expert on marriage, and has a real passion for building strong relationships. This week he points to a quote from Kyle Benson:

“Play is the air that keeps love inflated. Without it, both partners would deflate emotionally and feel stuck in a flat relationship.”

Put short, couples who play together, stay in love together.

How does play connect to being in love?

There’s a whole lot of ways that play helps our relationships. Firstly, and perhaps most obviously, it feels good. It gives us an emotional recharge. They say laughter is the best medicine, and when it’s caused by someone you love, it’s doubly effective. It can also help us to relax, and also to communicate better. Additionally, any relationship tensions can be eased by a bit of harmless, couple fun. Perhaps most importantly, it can enhance the romance in your relationship.

For all of Ps Phil’s great tips on playing together and staying together, check out the podcast below:

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