Feb 27

Playfulness as a Couple

Playful Couple; Jeremy Blanchard, blanchard.jeremy@gmail.com, with permission

Have you played together today?

“Playfulness is not a welcome idea for most of us. It sounds frivolous and shallow, distracting and irrelevant, inefficient and unproductive. That’s because we live in a technological culture that worships busyness and activity. Under the guise of saving time, we now are inundated with e-mail, pagers, and cellular phones. We end each day smothered by the demands of our time and are greeted each new morn with more to do, not less. Play? There’s no time to play. How can we play when the mountain of work and problems we are faced with each day get higher and deeper? How can we play when the world is overcome with poverty, famine, and war?
 “Play is an expression of God’s presence in the world; one clear sign of God’s absence in society is the absence of playfulness and laughter. Play is not an escape; it is the way to release the life-smothering grip of busyness, stress, and anxiety. Playfulness is a modern expression of hope…”
~ Michael Yaconelli, Dangerous Wonder, pp. 78-79

What can you surprise each other with today?

With laughter,
Susanne Alexander
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