The other night while at our
, we were presented with a once a week date night challenge. And to be very transparent with you, when Gabriel and I do not fit one into our schedule ahead of time, we've noticed weeks fly by without true quality time spent together.
If you have kids or not, this challenge is still for you! Those of you with with kids, it's important that your children see you value your relationship with your spouse. This in turn will teach them to hold healthy relationships as they grow older. And if you are in the kidless group up like us, it's equally important to set the foundation early. When the time does come to start a family, you'll already have your priorities inline.
Date nights do not have to break the bank! The point is just to get out, make a new memory and spend quality time together. Don't let finding a babysitter become your excuse.
Below are some date ideas that were shared in our group:
- cook dinner together
- grab ice cream
- walk around west elm (
I loved this one!!
- visit the local book store
- grab a coffee
- visit the fresh market
- go for a bike ride
- take a walk in the park
- sit on a bench and watch the world go by
Last week, our date night consisted of staying home in our pj's (
which is acceptable
), baking apple pie and of course eating it all up! Total cost: about $5 for the pie ingredients.
My friends, I challenge you to make the investment and set date nights as a priority!
Aside for building our marriage, I love building community. For fun, hashtag your date or follow along with us #datelikeyoumeanit - At the end of the month, we will pick our favorite post and send you and your spouse a gift card to enjoy on a future date!