Jill: Summer is just around the corner and it’s likely our routines will experience some changes as we head from one season to another.
Mark: Longer days in the summer allow for different ways of connecting as a couple. Jill and I enjoy sitting on the porch in the evenings or taking a walk after dinner.
Jill: It’s easy, however, to find ourselves at the end of June without a plan in place for utilizing the warm weather and extra daylight hours for our marriage. So now’s a great time to talk about our plan for the summer!
Mark: Yesterday Jill and I were talking about our routines, our pace of life, and changes we need to make as we head into summer. It’s not a finished conversation…we’ll keep talking over the next couple of weeks.
Jill: What are your strategies for connecting as a couple this summer? Here are some ideas to put on your marriage bucket list of summer fun:
- Lay on a blanket and look at the stars (download a stargazing app to help!)
- Take a walk.
- Go to the drive-in movie.
- Picnic in the park.
- Have dessert by candlelight outside on the porch.
- Take a bike ride.
- Play putt-putt golf.
- Fly a kite together.
- Snuggle in a hammock.
- Take a shower together after a day of working in the yard.
Mark: Set up time to talk this week about how you’ll prioritize your marriage this summer. Don’t let half the summer pass by without setting a strategy in place!
What about you? What ideas would you add to this list? What regular routines do you do as a couple in the summer?
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