Day 17 :: Got 30 minutes?

Welcome to week 3 of our 31 Days Series!


Much of the advice I received from “seasoned couples” on how to build your marriage focused on the topic we’ll be discussing this week. I’ve gotta say…this is my favorite way to build my marriage – hands down.

The topic? Dating.

Wait – what??? Dating is something you do before you’re married. Right?

Wrong… as evidenced by the many people who mentioned this advice to me.

This week we’ll be focusing on advice about dating your spouse. Saturday will be our Fun Day as we cover a whole list of dates you can do with your spouse. Whether you’re on a tight budget or have plenty of money to spare, YOU can (and should!) have a date with your spouse.


When asked for one thing that built their marriage, Paul responded:

“Breakfast dates! … It’s cheap… there’s no clean-up… and it’s a great way to start the day together.”

~ Paul & Kim, married 25 years

So, how about you?

Got 30 minutes to invest in your marriage? Go spend it on a breakfast date!!

Can’t wait for the rest of this week! If you have any date ideas, feel free to share them on Saturday. The more, the merrier!

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  1. Chelo@Home and Bahay says:

    Christa, I just love this series. It makes me miss Seth even more and look forward to putting these to practice. We love dates too…we had a movie date over the phone last week. On YouTube. 😀 we do what we can being 8000 miles apart and all. 🙂

  2. Christa says:

    Chelo, that is awesome! I love improvising. The main thing isn’t what you do but that you’re doing it together. but, you know, it does up the romance factor when you’re not doin something like changing oil together. 😉

  3. Kate says:

    I love this topic! I’m actually doing a 31 day series on “Joyfilled Parenting” and one of my biggies is on dating your spouse. My dad always used to say, “the best gift a father can give his daughter is to love her mother.” Now that I’m a parent, I REALLY see that. Can’t wait to hear more about your date ideas!!

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