Spending special time together each day is crucial for every married couple.
But it’s not always (um…is it ever??) possible to have a night out every. day. of. the. week.
That’s where this advice from Mary is so helpful:
“Having two kids ages 15 and 12 makes for a very busy life,
especially since we homeschool *and* have very active children.Hubs gets home from a long workday around 6:00 p.m.I try to keep things calm and quiet for the first half hour while he acclimates from a very orderly work environment
back to our home environment 🙂During that thirty minutes, we go to the computer and pull up the crossword puzzle for the day.
I know we’re nerds, but we love spending this kind of time together.
The fun of the daily puzzle is that you’re timed, so of course our goal each day is to shorten our previous times.
Sometimes we know most of the words and we can work the puzzle in five or six minutes.
Sometimes, the puzzle is a bear and it can take up to ten minutes – at which point we laugh so hard at ourselves.Afterward, we’re ready to get into the evening routine of dinner, more homeschool (he teaches math for me), and getting ready for the next day.”
~ Mary, married 19 years
Bingo!! Thank you, Mary! Dating doesn’t have to = husband + wife + candlelight + large dinner bill. In fact, just the other night my hubby and I sat on the couch together, drank some hot tea (that a dear lady at church gave us), and talked for 15 minutes.
Cost = $0.
But it was awesome to have time just to sit and reconnect with him.
How do you date your spouse – day in and day out?
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