One of the benefits of ongoing dating with your spouse is better communication.
Dating is a way to prevent the “two ships passing in the night” syndrome. It can give you opportunities to talk without distraction. Conversations can happen when you are on a date that would not otherwise happen. Dating your spouse is a simple way to strengthen your communication and have fun in the process!
Communication is the meeting of meaning. When your meaning meets my meaning across the bridge of words, tones, acts, and deeds, when understanding occurs, then we know that we have communicated. ~ David Augsburger
Ten Random Date (and Micro Date) Ideas
- Feed the birds at a local park
- Go horseback riding
- Go swimming in a lake
- Go to a poetry reading
- Have a progressive dinner
- Make up your own scavenger hunt
- Read poetry together
- Spend time at a bookstore
- Visit a jazz club
- Write a bucket list together
What are you planning to do?
Here are a few other things to enjoy as you plan your date:
Youtube: It’s Not About The Nail, This hilariously funny 2 minute video hits the nail on the head and may just change your marriage. Watch it with your spouse and enjoy!
Psych Central: Marriage Communication: 3 Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Many marriages could be saved if spouses improved the ways they communicate with each other.