DAY 6 CHALLENGE: PLAY
Your challenge for today is to think of some ways that you and your husband can spend some dedicated alone time together. Maybe it’s on a romantic date that you haven’t made time for in far too long, or maybe it’s just turning off the television, after the kids go to bed, and talking.
Consider making a list of things you used to do together in the beginning of your relationship, or things you currently like to enjoy together, and check out opportunities to do some of those again. We are never too old to have fun. And with fun, comes laughter, togetherness, and happiness.
If your husband has been unreceptive to your attempts for ‘date-nights’, suggested activities, or romantic getaways in the past, begin to pray for God to soften his heart, and help your husband see how important his time, and attention are to you. Just as we at times take for granted, that our husbands need respect and honor, men often take for granted, a wife’s need for time and attention, so praying for our husband’s hearts about this subject, is always worthwhile. And making sure he knows how we feel, and that we are communicating our needs, is also crucial.
If you have a great idea for couples to do together, from the most basic of activities, to outlandish suggestions, maybe you could share them with the rest of us. Or, maybe you have a sweet tactic for how you got your husband to begin seeing the importance of spending time together, and how he came around to understand your point of view, and your need for his time, and attention. If so, your sisters in Christ are all ears, and would love to hear your suggestion! Recently, Lovebug and I have been having weekly date nights on Saturday evenings. We went to eat at SteaknShake one Saturday evening, had one milkshake, two straws, was sweet and romantic. Left there, and went to the park, walked, holding hands. Also flew kites, so much fun. Last Saturday evening, we ate at IHOP. We shared a delicious strawberry cheesecake for dessert. One spoon, two hearts. I loved feeding each other bites. We left there, and went riding around, felt like teenagers. This Saturday, we will have our little man. But, we are very much looking forward to time with him, and each other. Going to fix his favorite dinosaur chicken nuggets, with smiley frys. We are going to make Easter jello jigglers. Play with his hot wheel cars, play mini basketball, create with sand art, and much more. Woo Hoo!!