Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, my contributor post for Clarks Condensed this month is all about finding ways to carve out some time for date night! Here’s a snippet, but be sure to head over to the post on her site for all of my tips for making date night happen, despite time or budget constraints.
Adventure. Romance. Bonding. Dates are so fantastic for relationships! They are often this needed respite from the daily tolls of life, and a time to reconnect with your spouse without distraction. But, it is often life, our situation, and time restraints that prevent date nights from happening, or happening regularly. But I believe there are some simple things you can do to carve time for date night despite your circumstances, as long as you are willing to bend the rules a bit on what “dates” look like.
I think as a married couple anytime that you have together, that is specifically designated for bonding, talking, or having fun, can be considered a “date.” While I do think traditional dates out are fantastic and fun and wonderful for a marriage, I don’t think that they are the only way to date in a relationship. If you view simple things and time together as a date, you can see your relationship blossom despite other circumstances that prevent date nights out.
So, if you are short on funds to pay for a babysitter or a dinner out or a movie, then don’t. Just find things to do together that will work to strengthen your relationship. If you do have time for date nights out, go ahead and carve time for those. And the following tips should help you do that.
- Add Date Night to the Schedule
- Budget for Dates
- Babysitting Options
- Plan the Dates
- Date Night at Home
- Tips for Making it Special
- Family Date Nights
Be sure to head over to my post on Clarks Condensed to read more about the above five tips to make dates happen!
When was the last time you were able to actually date your spouse?
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