Want to keep your marriage strong? Here’s how to intentionally plan date nights and nurture your relationship!My husband Tim and I have been married a decade. Do you know how easy it gets to slip into a routine where we forget to nurture our relationship?
I’m sure most of you married folk can feel me on this one.
Especially if you’re married with kids.
Life gets hectic. Work, kids’ schedules, volunteering, trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All of it squeezes our time until, if we aren’t careful, if we aren’t intentional, our married life gets put on the back burner.
A while back, I wrote this post about why I put my husband before my kids. Now I’m highlighting one way I do that.
Date nights! It sounds so simple, yet it’s powerful.
You’ve got to plan intentional date nights on a consistent basis. This guarantees that you’ll have that time with your spouse. When you take the time to spend a few hours together on the regular, you’re always making deposits into your relationship bank.
This is so important in not losing that solid connection with your spouse.
I was recently with my older brother and he showed me his phone calendar. On Saturday night it said, “Mom & Dad Hot Date.” They have five kids and very busy schedules. He knows he’s got to put aside that time to spend with his wife. He’s so serious about it happening every week, it’s in his calendar. I never would have admitted this as a kid, but my brother is pretty smart.
My biggest piece of advice if you want to have consistent date nights is to put it on your calendar.
We can’t all go out somewhere for a weekly date night, but you can certainly have a weekly date night at home. As often as you can, get out of the house with your spouse and without the kids for a date night. Fill in the gaps with date nights at home.
Find a common time and put it on your calendar so that it happens. Saying “we should do that” doesn’t often result in something actually happening.
We recently had a date night in the most classic of ways: Movie Night In! Here’s a little confession: I rarely see movies in the theater. I almost always wait until the movies I want to see come out on demand or DVD. It’s the perfect, no-stress way to spend a night with your spouse.
You can make your movie night special and fun. Get cozy and get some food!
What’s a movie night without popcorn?! G.H. Cretors makes the bold claim that they make “Obsessively Delicious Popcorn.” I have to say that they are absolutely spot on with that claim. Want to elevate your movie night 1000%? Get this popcorn!
G.H. Cretors doesn’t use anything artificial in their products and their popcorn is non-GMO. They also have an organic line. Oh yeah!
We could not stop munching on this popcorn! Obsessively delicious for sure.
I’m all about keeping it real here on Happy Healthy Mama. It’s easy to see part of the picture and think that’s telling the whole story. But sometimes, there’s more than meets the lens.
If you’re a parent, you know that even the best laid plans can go awry. Sometimes, date nights get interrupted by the little humans in our life.
That’s why having regular times set aside is so important! I know they’ll be another date night soon where it’ll be just the two of us. <3
This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of G.H. Cretors. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow me to bring you free content.