Last week Doug and I went on our first dAtE in quite a while. I can not tell you how great it was to be able to eat a meal and hang out without being interrupted! We were able to talk about things beyond the everyday “stuff” and found ourselves LeArNinG new things about each other, simply because the time was devoted specifically on us.
When the bill came to the table, I initially shrieked at the price because we are the type of people that try to be conservative with our spending. Plus, my hiStoRy has always been to talk myself out of having a date night because it will cost too much—babysitter, meal, entertainment—not to mention all of the work to get the kids ready.
Well, as Doug pulled out his wallet he said, “It was well worth the investment.” How true! I’m not saying that you have to spend money in order to have qUaLity time, but whether it is the money you spend, the appointments you cancel or the things you put on the back burner, you are making a good investment by setting aside these things for your marriage.
It’s time to make your relationship more of a PrioRity. You may think that you and your spouse have drifted so much that you can’t even muster up the confidence or energy to ask them on a “date”. Or maybe you feel guilty leaving the kids because you don’t get to see them enough as it is. Let me tell ya…it is wOrtH iT. The MOST IMPORTANT thing for your family is the time you spend with your spouse. The more quality time you can spend together (without smartphones, distractions, etc) will result in happiness for not only you, but your kids too :)
(As you all know…no relationship is PerFect and they all take work. Click here to read some of our other marriage posts!)