Tuesday’s Marriage Tip: Make the time to date your spouse often.
Go out at least once per month or more, if you can. Gary and I go out EVERY Saturday night and a few other nights in between depending on our week. It seems to get easier when your kids get older and they either aren’t home or they can take care of themselves. We take turns planning the date so that it doesn’t become one person’s responsibility. We had too many nights of “What do you want to do?” “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” So taking turns has worked out great! But this our time to connect and talk about our day or week. Sometimes we go to a movie or comedy show along with dinner. It is the thing that I look forward to on the weekend when I can just relax and enjoy my husbands attention. If you have young kids, it can be difficult and sometimes it means that you will need to order take out and distract the kids with a movie for you to have 30 minutes with your partner. But no matter the age of your kids or excuses you can think of, you NEED to make your partner feel like they are priority and taking 30 minutes to a few hours out of your week/month to give them your full attention is key...at least in my marriage.