Do you plan regular date nights?
The weekend is here, who’s got a date night planned? I know, Planning date nights it hard. There is always so much going on, but this is another example of finding time to take care of our marriage and the spark in our relationship.
We don’t have an official “date”, but I plan to sneak in some alone time for us this weekend. This time of year is so crazy with holiday shopping, baking, and parties on top of life itself.
So this leads me to my question: Do you count a holiday party/dinner (or social gathering) as a date night? I mean you’re going to an event together as a date. Personally, I don’t count these functions as dates … is that lame of me? Maybe, but when I go on a date I’m looking for one-on–one time with my husband, not with friends, co-workers, or family. OK, so they count as something, but not as dates.
Be creative when planning your dates
Dates don’t need to be fancy, well thought out, or complicated. We like to take walks, stop by the coffee shop, run errands together on the weekends, go to a sporting event, or go out to eat. I’m being totally honest with you when I say that many of our dates involve Home Depot – NOT JOKING 🙂 and we don’t go on dates nearly as much as we’d like. It’s not about perfection, just connection = time together without the basic distractions that are frequently pulling us apart.
Even though life is busy, give you and your spouse the gift of connection and make time to cherish your marriage – plan dates!
It is possible,