Friday, June 15, 2018

Dating your spouse

One thing that Josh and I have always strived to practice in our marriage over the last 6+ years is to never stop dating each other. We try to make it a point to go on a date every week. This does not always look fancy or planned but it is very important to us to reserve some time alone to talk, focus on each other, and laugh together. 

I'm so thankful that this was a conviction instilled in Josh from the very beginning of our relationship. Josh had witnessed other couples become distant and cold with each other after years of marriage and I'm so thankful that he has made it a point to nurture our relationship and marriage by consistently romancing one another.

Date night for us usually consists of good food, (a favorite local restaurant or restaurants that we like to keep on rotation), occasionally a movie, a browse around Target and Books a Million, and last but not least, a Starbucks run. Some of my favorite dates are when we are completely spontaneous and grab tacos to go and sit in a nearby parking lot with the windows rolled down, or when we browse an antique or thrift store hand-in-hand. Without fail, we always come away from a date rejuvenated with a new appreciation for each other and more in love than ever. 

If I could give couples one piece of advice it would be this: always, always, no matter how busy you are, set aside each week some time just for the two of you. Your relationship will be better for it I promise. 

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