Going on a date with your spouse by definition means you are spending time together, usually having fun.
If you are not dating your spouse it is not because you don’t have time to. It is because you are doing something else with that time.
Let’s fix that so you can have more fun times with your spouse! Here are two simple tips to help you.
- Be firm in your commitment to date no matter what. Put it on your schedule as an appointment that is sacred and inviolable.
- Be flexible with your approach to dating. Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can. Do what you can with what you have got.
Bottom line: more dates with your spouse = more fun times together. You can make it happen.
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. ~ Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Ten Random Date (and Micro Date) Ideas:
- Feed each other grapes
- Go Hang Gliding
- Go snowmobiling
- Go to a planetarium
- Have a ping pong tournament
- Make sand castles
- Read a book together and then watch the movie on it
- Snuggle together while watching a romantic movie
- Visit a cemetery
- White water raft
What are you going to put your date calendar this week?
A Few More Helpful Resources to Check Out:
- “Time is a prerequisite for love. You cannot love someone you do not spend time with.” No Wonder You Don’t Love Each Other by Kevin Thompson
- “How to keep marriage on the front burner of life.” 10 Ideas: Making Time for Your Spouse from Family Life
- “Make time for fun even if you don’t feel like it. Even if you are on a tight budget, you can still get out without spending much money, and find things to laugh about.” Doug and Tammy: Make Time to Have Fun With One Another a Feature Couple Interview from Spouse Dates
- “Watch for the small moments that can make a big difference in our relationships. Listen… Pass It On.” An inspirational Youtube Video called DISHES