Many many marriage experts say couples should make time regularly for a date night. But many couples don’t. Some common excuses are:
Babysitters are expensive (valid, but there are ways around this and you know it)
You booked a babysitter last time and you’re not going out until the other steps up (marriages that last are two people giving 100%, not two people giving 50%)
No money (get creative)
No energy (plan better)
Too busy (see above)
No one is going to make your marriage a priority, that’s up to you and your spouse. I’ve been doing the math recently. At some point in the closer-than-you-think future your kids will move out and you’re looking at another 25-40 years with your spouse. That’s a long time!
If you and your spouse don’t set aside time on purpose in this short raising family season, then you’re left living with a stranger when the kids leave.
Family lawyers see this all the time. Children grow up and leave the home and mom and dad realize they have no relationship left and so they divorce. When two people are committed to rebuilding their marriage it’s never too late, but why get to this point to begin with?
Reasons Why You Should Date Your Spouse
- Date nights are a great way to open up communication and deepen our communication skills
- Date nights are a great way to rekindle the romance. Plan something that involves a little courtship. You remember that, right? Hold the door open for the girl. Candlelight. She flirts a little. He makes her laugh. Somebody blushes.
- Date nights are a great way to relieve stress. Take some time to ‘get away’ from the kids, work, family, and any other issues that are weighing your down. Remind yourselves why your each other’s best friend.
- Date nights are a great way to show your spouse they matter and are a priority. Whether that’s taking time from a busy schedule, remembering her favourite flowers or meal, or watching the movie he would rather see – these little things go a long way.
100+ Christian Date Night Ideas
But I don’t know what to do…I have no money/time/energy/babysitter… We’ve got you covered with links to over 100 date night ideas that range from reading a book together at home to exploring caves and professional photo shoots. There’s something in these posts you can use, or will give you an even better idea.
Great Date Ideas – Focus On The Family Canada
42 Great Date Night Ideas For The Date-Night Challenged – Intentional By Grace
25 Inexpensive Ideas For Great Dates – Crosswalk.com
Top 10 Cheap Date Night Ideas For Parents With Small Kids – To Love, Honor and Vacuum
52 Original Date Ideas – Unveiled Wife
Fun and Faith is proud to offer the Date Night Comedy Tour with 5 dates in Ontario in early May 2016. Check it out! Sounds like a great date night!