We set a date, and I seem to get SO excited!
It doesn’t matter that we have been married for eleven years …. when my husband and I set time for a date night, my heart still flutters as though we are engaged.
I could care less where we go. It could be a fancy restaurant, a new cafe, or the big McDonald’s….. as long as we get uninterrupted ‘us’ time!. ( well…. ok, maybe NOT the McDonald’s, but you get my drift)
Over the years of our marriage, we decided that this small area, was an area that we weren’t going to sacrifice in!. No matter how tight the budget was, or how busy our schedule looked, we were not sacrificing our dates.
Of course, there has been times where we scheduled a ‘date’ downstairs on the couch watching TV (just as important!), but there is nothing like enjoying a certain time away with your spouse to catch up, talk, and appreciate each other!
This became more important as we kept having more children. The busier our life became, the more special those dates became (all you parents out there KNOW what I am talking about!) Just setting aside a few hours of quiet, one on one time meant the world to us, and did so much for our marriage. It’s amazing how refreshed and happy you are after such a precious time with your spouse.
Just like we need to spend that precious time with Jesus every day, to know him, love on him and work with him, the same goes for our marriage. If we are always just ‘passing’ each other everyday, and never stopping to spending that quality time with each other, how are we going reconnect? work together? and love each other the way we should?. (As a side note … the more we love on each other, the more that love trickles down to our kids!)
Our dates me so much to us, what couple doesn’t love a date?…. but you see, my husband and don’t have too much in common. He likes watching sports and meat. and I love working out and veggies. We discovered that going out and trying new restaurants while eating new foods was the ‘thing’ we loved to do together! …. I guess you could call us foodies. It’s so fun!
So, if there is one thing I can encourage you in ….. it’s GO ON A DATE!. Because it’s more than just a date, it’s a time to strengthen each other and your marriage. As the world’s gets busier, and life goes into fast mode, this could be one of the most important things we do for our families.
Grab a great babysitter, pick a place, and enjoy each other!