Today’s advice is perfect in preparation for Saturday’s Dating Party post:
“Denise and I have never stopped dating.
We even went out on a date when one of our girls was 3 weeks old.
Many times our dates never cost a penny or were very inexpensive.
For example, we would sit in the living room,
have a candlelit dinner at the coffee table while listening to romantic music, then play a game of “Take Two.”
Many times for lunch we meet at the shelter by Boone Lake, eat a light lunch,
and then sit on a blanket in the grass and watch the boats go by.
Another fun date in the cool seasons of the year is to sit on our deck swing, watch a movie on the computer and eat popcorn while we are all wrapped up in a blanket under the stars!
Sometimes we just take a drive in the country, stop for ice cream or just “window shop.”
One other extremely important ingredient is to work on your marriage everyday.
It doesn’t run well on auto-pilot!”
~ from Dale, married 30 years
Did you catch that? Marriage doesn’t run well on auto-pilot. Marriage is not a relationship you can just leave alone for 2 weeks, then expect to pick up where you left off. It is a constant, day in & day out job. (Although “job” makes it sound dull and boring but…you know what I mean.) 😉 You must be intentional in your marriage if you are hoping to build it!
What have you done – intentionally – for your marriage today?
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