The Beauty of Marriage

The Beauty of Marriage

It’s natural to know when another person is attractive. It’s been proven that even babies reach for pictures of beautiful people. Really, even their young minds know that looking good is mostly about symmetry and confidence. So if babies know this, why can’t we as adults admit to our partners when another person is as gorgeous as the day is long?

The reason may be surprising: in happy marriages, spouses become supermodels. Well, in each other’s eyes, anyway. Your husband, for example, can become more attractive with every passing day, or your wife’s beauty just continues to grow and grow as the years pass.

Sure, we may still catch ourselves glancing at the beauty of youth or at a seriously eye-catching specimen of gorgeousness, but our eyes wander less when our marriages are happy. This means that we may need to build happy marriages to ensure our spouses find us more and more attractive every day. How? Let’s look at some ways to create lasting beauty.

Spend Time Together

One of the best ways to build a lasting relationship is to spend time together. Of course, the time is often best spent in quality endeavors. Television watching just might not cut it; the opportunity to connect is often missing when two people lounge on the couch and take in the boob tube. This can create a disconnect rather than a quality connection.

Instead, time with your partner may be better spent in activities that allow you to talk to one another and appreciate each other’s wonderful qualities. Going out for dinner, completing fun activities, and working together toward common goals just might turn your spouse back into the supermodel you fell in love with.

Laugh Together

Many people fall in love because they understand and appreciate their spouse’s wacky sense of humor. For example, my husband is hilarious to me, and he finds my dry sense of humor funny as well. We both love to make each other laugh freely and spontaneously, each tipping our heads back and chortling in loving appreciation.

Of course, this beautifully free, appreciative laugh is not common. We can’t try too hard to induce this type of laugh; it must naturally take its own course. But when it happens, I love to watch my husband laugh with open, unabashed glee; he loves to do the same. At that exact moment, we each become even more beautiful to one another.

So if you want to be married to a supermodel, you may not have to look farther than your couch; your spouse could be more beautiful than any person you’ve ever met. To enhance the beauty, you might just need to spend quality time together and laugh, strengthening the connection and appreciating every gorgeous part of your partner.

How about you; what do you think are some other ways to connect in marriage? What do you think about the supermodel study?

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Lindy Mint wrote:

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 02:07 Comment #: 1

This is all so very true. It's funny how when my husband and I finally get a date night, we end up struggling to find something to talk about at the beginning of dinner, but by the end of the night we end up talking in the car for 45 minutes outside of the babysitter's house. So yes, dinner (and laughter) are great ways to connect.

We also like to send each other goofy texts when we're apart. :)

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Christa Palm wrote:

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 22:40 Comment #: 2

Lindy Mint, I love the goofy text idea! My husband sent me love emails when he was working out of state for a few weeks, and I each time I got one, I got the warm-fuzzies :-)

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Invest It Wisely wrote:

Sat, 09/10/2011 - 23:42 Comment #: 3

Great post, and I have noticed this happening to myself over time. Good to keep the communication flowing, and me and the gf usually talk for 2-3 hours every night!

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Christa Palm wrote:

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 15:13 Comment #: 4

Awesome job, Invest It Wisely! Sounds like a match made in heaven!