If you have kids, date night means finding a babysitter. If you both work full-time, it means you both have to clear your schedules for that evening. Either way, highly prioritizing time for a fresh and fun date night is essential. DOWNLOAD YOUR 2019 PLANNER HERE!
1) Whether you’ve been married five weeks, five years, or even five decades, date night is a ritual you should regularly observe.
2) We understand. This is hardly a news flash. Read any advice column about how to keep the spark alive in your marriage and you’ll find date night near the top of the list.
3) Yet, if you’re like most couples, you’ll read it, you’ll note it, and then you’ll ignore it.
4) A survey of readers found that 42 percent of couples “rarely” have date nights. A mere 19 percent said they manage to go out around once a month.
Date night is a luxury, they say. No, It’s an essential.
Not just for couples with young kids who need a night away from the hubbub, or newlywed couples, or those who are struggling. Date night is an essential because couples in all states and stages need quality one-on-one time.
While date night alone will not guarantee a satisfying marriage (nor will a weekly date pull a foundering marriage back from the brink), date night is an investment in the well-being of your relationship one way, among many, to nourish and care for your marriage.
When we see couples in trouble, we often wonder which came first, the growing estrangement in their relationship or the lack of effort put in to nurture it?