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As a member of the e-mail list for Tips, Tricks and the Importance of Prioritizing Date night, you will receive freebies and sneak peeks at content from the book as well as exclusive discounts when the book launches later this year. I will also be hosting a giveaway, specifically to those of you on the mailing list, to give away a few copies of the book.
This book will include tons of date night activities with ideas for adapting them to fit your current situation and stage of life. It will also include tips and tricks for making date night happen in your current stage, turning your date night routine into something special, conversation topics to strengthen your relationship, and so much more! I hope that this book will be a valuable resource for all married couples.
While you wait for your first e-mail with more information about the ebook, you can check out some of the date night related posts that are currently on the blog! The posts below include ideas for date night and tips for making date night happen in your marriage.
Leaving your little ones home while you go on a date can be difficult. Making the night more fun for them could make things just a little bit easier for you. If you aren't worrying about the kids back at home, you will be able to enjoy the time that you have together on your date.
Since becoming parents, we have had to get creative with our nightly activities, especially if we want to make the time that we have together count. You know that we set aside time for date night once a week, sometimes we get without the kids and other times we stay home to do something after they are both in bed. I know how much of a challenge it can be to come up with things to do at home that aren't just getting takeout or making a treat and curling up on the couch to watch tv, as nice as those things are.
Date night and quality time are so important to a marriage. When you work to make your dates more of what you want them to be, they will come easily and it won't feel like a challenge to make them happen. The ideas for what to do while you're together will flow freely, you'll know where to look for all of the fun events and you'll never run out of things to make date night exciting. Even if you're on a budget, have kids that you can't leave, or feel like you're never home at the same time, you can make date night a habit. If it's important to you, you will make it happen.
When Joe and I first started dating, we would go on long, late night walks together whenever the weather permitted. We continued the tradition into our married life and made it even more of a priority after we added Howie, our dog, to our family and needed to make sure he got out of the apartment for exercise and energy release.
At this current stage of our lives, late night walks aren't an option because we have two young children who are in bed by 8pm. We put our kiddos in the stroller, the dog on his leash and go on a walk after dinner most nights, but it's just not the same as going out on our own. There is something about the quiet and cool night air that makes our conversation flow freely and contributes to a deeper connection in our relationship.
Just a couple of months ago we discovered a solution to our obstacle...marriage.
I've heard from many couples that their current circumstances make it difficult to find time for a weekly or even monthly date night together. In my research while I was writing my date night book, I found that couples of every stage benefited from regular quality time and monthly date nights. So, just for you, the couple with the busy schedule, I have three tips that have helped us and that I know will help you to make date night happen more on a more regular basis in your marriage.
It's May, and that means National Date Your Mate Month is here!!! Over the last couple of years, this holiday has become one of my favorites, maybe even more than Christmas, and that's saying a lot.Dating your spouse shouldn't happen only during your weekly date nights. You should be making it a priority to date your mate on a daily basis. Your efforts don't have to be large ones, but they should be intentional. Find ways to date your spouse often this month and make it a lifestyle change that lasts well past the holiday!