Monday, February 18, 2019

How to Date Your Spouse


Serious question, really.  How do you date your spouse?

What do you guys to keep the marriage thriving, going, in in the midst of the chaos that raising kids brings?

I can tell you this.  I was good at this idea...until we decided to start our family.  Don't get me wrong, I love my kids and I love our family, but I love my hubby too.  But our marriage, when it comes to the idea of dating, got put on the back burner.

Why?  It meant leaving my kiddos with someone else.  Big deal you say.  But when I wanted (or thought I wanted) the control, it was hard to let someone else in.  We need to let the kids spend time with others watching them.  It is okay.

Yes, for some (like me), it takes time and adjusting.  But you will get there, just like I have.

I am telling you, it is awesome to not ask for physical gifts for birthdays and anniversaries, instead ask the grandparents to watch your kiddos for a weekend so you and your spouse can go on a mini trip.  It is worth it.

So, how do you date your spouse?

Well, an obvious answer is go out, just the two of you for an evening out...you know, dinner for two.

Here's where I want your ideas.  What do you do to date your spouse still?

Give me your ideas for going out, but also date night in.

Because you know what, sometimes eating ice cream out on the porch on a Friday night with your spouse is just as good as dinner out.  And sometimes, that is the best you can do...a date night at home.

Here are some of my ideas.

Date Night In: bring out the board games, watch a movie, grab a cup of coffee and chat, sit outside, snuggle, dance, take a shower (yes, together...yes, can be done even when you have kids), and there is of course make love.

Date Night Out: Dinner, or well any meal out together, movies, walk around somewhere, mini trips, music endeavor (musical, symphony, concert, etc.), go on a adventure, one of your hobbies that you like (hiking, canoeing, hunting, etc)

Okay, now your turn.  Give me your ideas in the comments below.  I will make a blog post with all the ideas.

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