It can feel difficult to justify that much cash just to get some one-on-one time together.Yet, we invest in what we value, and spending money to date each other is a direct reflection of the value we place on our relationship.That doesn’t mean we have to spend loads of money to date, but we do have to invest in cultivating our relationship as a couple, just as we did when we were falling in love.
The close-set tables make it the perfect atmosphere for holding hands, while the busy setting is sure to give you plenty to talk about. Remember, it doesn’t really matter what you do, as long as you’re together.
The larger chains today carry much more than just literature. Get to know each other better by discussing your favorite choices in reading material or film. Or how about putting a scrapbook page together with construction paper and a photo of the two of you? After all, it’s the interesting, imaginative, and unique parts of us that make us truly attractive. Watch the paper or call up your local museum and ask about dates and times with reduced admission prices. Planning dates with little or no money will allow you to see your relationship for the priceless value it really has.
But more than many other things, our children need us, as their parents, to have a thriving relationship with one another.
Children want to know that their parents are in love and that they enjoy one another; this brings peace and stability to a home.
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If you're like many married couples, you've gotten caught up in the routine of jobs, parenting, church, and other commitments.
When we fell in love during college, Michael and I spent huge amounts of time together, but it wasn’t a sacrifice—we had a lot of time to spare.
But now, with jobs, grad school and a child, the margins in our life have become very small.
And many of those couples are so busy they don't take time to nurture the foundation of their family - their marriage and their relationship with each other.
But when that marriage foundation begins to crumble, everything else will come down with it.
Michael and I try to be intentional about asking each other questions that probe past the surface of our days in order to connect on a deeper level. New experiences together are fun and bonding, so put on your heels, compliment his tie, and make a reservation at your favorite restaurant. If Michael and I only had a date night on the weeks it was convenient, we would never get one.