Date night? Who does that?
Happy couples, apparently.
When was the last time you went on a date with your spouse? Like asked your spouse out, planned something different, and had a great time together? We know, it isn't easy.
But dates are important.
Like realllllly important if you want to have a strong marriage.
Now, if we're being honest here, we've been slacking a little when it comes to dating each other on a consistent basis. Now, that doesn't mean we don't go on dates at all, but we aren't super intentional about it like we used to be. We've let life happen. When there is an event, or friends want to go out, we call it date night - and we have a blast. We spend time together in the evenings and call it "sufficient" for nurturing our marriage. And in some ways it is.
But we're both recognizing that the reason date night is emphasized so much is that something special happens when you date your spouse. When you actually take the time to plan something, do it, and create happy memories together it fills that emotional bank account a lot more than watching Netflix together does.
Date night means you set apart time and space to be together, to do something different than your normal routine, and to have a chance to communicate and share your hearts with each other on a whole new level. Romantic. We know.
When you spend time doing fun, happy, positive, new, and exciting things together - love grows. And friendship deepens. And then, because your emotional bank account is consistently being added to, the withdrawals that naturally creep in don't hurt your relationship nearly as much.
We invite you to join us in recommitting to dating each other better and more consistently in 2019 then we all did in 2018. Are you in? Good.
What will help you be successful?
Well, to start, you will want to check out this FREE ebook we created for you, and pick a few date night ideas that you want to try. Then make things happen. The challenge is on.
Oh, and we really want to hear from you. So you have two options:
1. Take a picture on your next date night and tag us using the hashtag #nurturingmarriage
2. Or email us (at firstname.lastname@example.org) a picture and short write up of what you did for date night and we'll share it in our next newsletter (so we can all start sharing our best date night ideas). Sound like a plan? Good.
We're excited to see what YOU do for your next date night!
~ Aaron & April
P.S. This free ebook is packed with 50 fabulous ideas to help you intentionally take good care of your marriage and that good-looking husband or wife who agreed to share life with you. So, choose to make 2019 the year you go on all the dates, all the time. Because your marriage is that important.
Click below for your free ebook!
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
- Mignon McLaughlin
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