Playing Fair in marriage and on the football field scores you big points.

There’s a sweet gal named Paula Arrubla-Digrigo and this is her post from today on FB to her sweet hubby. Fits perfectly into the football analogy of my eBook “Playing Fair”.

Enjoy and please wish them Happy  Anniversary in the comments below.

I believe others would love to see the super bowl comparison too, so here goes…

“Happy Anniversary Michael, 14 years and counting! I found this article about how a marriage is a lot like football. I could not have said it better… cheers to many more games together! God bless you and thank you!”, Paula

Playing as a team:

A marriage, or any relationship really, is a team effort. In the football game of life, a husband and wife are teammates driving towards the same end zone. Getting a touchdown involves years of accumulated practice filled with failures and successes.

Playing a good game requires some strong communication. There will be back and forth running and a lot of ball passing. There will be times when the other teams steal the ball. Fumbles, dropped passes, and interceptions will happen; but focusing on the next play rather than the mishaps will always lead to a better game. There will be times when the end zone seems much further away than when you were at the starting line.

But the beauty of football (and relationships) is that you have your team to help you towards that winning touchdown.

Strengths and Weaknesses:

The most important thing about working as a team is that you recognize each other’s strengths and weaknesses. You need to know when to pass the ball, and when to take the tackle. Sometimes your teammate can do a better job of getting that touchdown, and sometimes they’re still going to be left back at the starting line.

Being ON the team:

There’s more to it than that though; there is also a lot to know about who the team is not. Despite the old adage “I’m your biggest fan”, the team is not the fan. Fans are on the sidelines and can only watch the game from a distance and scream words of encouragement.

The team is not the coach, who will tell you when and how to do things, and get angry when the game didn’t go as planned. The team is not the cheerleaders, who look really great, but probably have no idea what play just happened. The team is not the water boy, who is good for a quick refill and not much else.

The team is on the field together, facing the same opponents at the same time. You make split second decisions together; you improvise; you progress. You show up to practice together and you work really hard to throw just a little bit farther.

Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. But because you do it together, it makes the game great

From the article:

So what section spoke the loudest to you and your situation? Please share.


Nancy Sustersic

Author, Speaker, Compassionate Entrepreneur


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