Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Marriage Challenge-Day 6-Play

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!!

10 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Your message is timeless, Denise! It's easy to get so busy and not take that important time together. Sometimes for us just taking a short road trip is nice because it gets us away from the phone and computers. Have a wonderful weekend - I know you will. :-)

LeAnn said...

You are a joy to read your posts. You could be a marrige counselor. You have some great thoughts and advice. I think that weekly date night is so important in a marriage. We have always tried to do that. Also through the years we try to have a little get away for a few days for just the two of us. It was hard when we had young children at home; but it was a blessings to do this for our marriage.
Blessings and hugs!

Annmarie Pipa said...

yep!!! we have to make time for each other! my husband and I have had date nights for about 20 yrs now...usually Friday night...we get a picker of beer and wings..and we talk..about US, our feelings, our desires, the news...

leadinggodsgeneration said...

Thanks! Love the idea of "play" Hugs to you! Michelle

Sushi said...

i'm truly happy for you, denise. i'm glad you are enjoying your date nights with your lovebug. God bless your marriage!

Cathy said...

So glad you two are having fun, dear Denise. God bless you and your marriage. Hugs

xoxo_grah said...

haven't found the one yet...but i'm sure you have already decided what you want to have with your hubby....good luck!..:)



xx!

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Thanks for sharing. Sending you a big hug.

Alecia Simersky said...

We've only just recently realized how important dates are to our marriage. It's so important to take that time and reconnect and talk. And what's great is that it doesn't have to be anything expensive, just taking walks or grabbing dinner or coffee. You have some great suggestions on here :)

Katie said...

we need to do better at not just watching tv at night. but playing games, reading or something more intentional!