Today we’ll be departing from the usual Marriage Monday post. We’ve had a very big weekend. Our boys started school this morning and I (Jill) am taking our son-for-the-summer up to O’Hare airport to fly back home to his family in Ukraine. There just hasn’t been time for our usual post.
But we do have a question for you. It’s the same question we are asking ourselves this week.
Now that we are heading into the fall, what day(s) each week or each month will be our regular date day, date evening, date time?
In other words, what is your plan for keeping our marriage at the top of the priority list?
We would love to hear your plans! They will inspire us and help us all think creatively about how to make time for each other!
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That is an awesome question! I am also trying to re-figure out when I get to go workout now that our oldest in is Morning K, but I am babysitting another kid. My husband lost his job and was only able to find part-time work so life is a bit more hectic around here, but we sure could use some time to reconnect so we stay on the same page! So thank you for helping me to make this an important thing to put in the fore-front of my mind!
Last school year we ate lunch together on Thursdays. We plan to have lunch this year, don't know for sure what day because my schedule is changing a bit. I look forward to it so much!
Our date night is Wednesday nights, come heck or high water. But we are changing it up a bit. We live near Portland, OR and there are SO. MANY. fine restaurants there. So for one month, we're going to do cheap date nights, the next month, one big date night where we go to a fantastic (read: expensive) Portland restaurant. The three other Wednesdays we'll go on a walk or snuggle 🙂
We, too need to get back to regular date nights. In the past, if we couldn't afford to go out/get a sitter, we would put the kids to bed early and have a nice dinner together. I'm looking forward to being creative bc we have a busier schedule these days.
My husband and I have a weekly date night. We watch NCIS, and then spend some time talking.
Our goal is to have a weekend getaway twice a year. Last time, my husband suprised me by taking me back to where we spent our wedding night.
We need to back into the groove of the once a month date.
Thanks for continuing to challenge us to maintain a great balance in our lives, including marriage, time with God and being a good Mom!!
We have not had a consistent date night lately. In fact, we have been lucky if we had a date once a month.
Some of this comes from financial issues, some from challenges regarding the season of parenting we are in, some from a lack of luster in our marriage.
All that said, it is even more important that we make this a priority at this stage in our marriage. So, I will forward this posting to my husband and we will find time to work out what we can.