“What do you want to do this weekend, babe?” … “I don’t know, what do you want to do?”…. “Eh, I don’t know. Maybe after the baby goes to bed we can just snuggle on the couch and watch a movie?” …. “Sounds perfect!” And it would have been wonderful, except, as usual, life got in the way and we ended up just going to sleep without spending much time together at all.
Although this topic of never stop dating your spouse has been on my little list of marriage tip ideas to write about for quite some time now, I have hesitated to write it because, well, my husband and I are certainly no shining example of going on consistent dates after we got married. Now, we do get to spend a great deal of time together and have a blast doing it, but hanging out at home or just “doing life” together is much different than a special time that you set aside to specifically have a DATE. And, over the years, some of the best marriages I’ve seen made a habit from the very beginning to go on dates together as often as WEEKLY! I know one couple that went on a date every Monday night no matter what, even after they had a baby!
Friend, after you’ve been married for a little bit, if you are not careful, your relationship can begin to take the form of a roommate or business partner. But, going on dates is a great way to keep that fire burning hot for one another and keep re-falling in love with one another all throughout the years!
I’ve absolutely noticed in my own marriage that when we get busy in life and make a priority to get out of the house and spend quality time together alone, totally focused on one another, even if it’s just for an hour, it does wonders for us! So, dear bride, I hope it will do wonders for your future marriage too!
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