Start Overcoming Busy Right Now – Make a Date

November 13, 2009 by

Are you feeling alone in your whirlwind of a life?  Do you feel disconnected from your spouse?  Are you moving in different directions?  Well, how long has it been since you and your spouse have been on a date?  Around here, we need date night once a week.  If we wait any longer than that, the tensions mount.  We start drifting farther and farther apart.  Date nights are essential for getting us back on the same page.

Not all date nights have to be dinner and a movie or some grand planned event.  Some of my favorite dates have been an afternoon getting ice cream and browsing some little shops we never go to any other time or taking a long drive.  Last winter, we went to a motorcycle show.  It was a blast!

On our dates, we don’t even have to talk about the issues and events going on at home.  Just the simple act of being and doing together kind of resets us.  It recharges us and makes us more able to go back home and be better parents.  Remember, you are not in this alone.  When you got married, God made you one.  Stress happens when that unit of one tries to act like two.

Here is your assignment.  Plan a date.  Remember, sometimes simple is better.  Tell me about it!

Comments (3)


  1. Totally agree! We just started making intentional weekly dates a priority. It truely does make life better for the ENTIRE family when we make nurturing our marriage relationship a priority! ;)

    I’ve challenged myself to come up with a years worth of novel date ideas that I post on Wonder Woman Wannabe. I just posted this weeks today…come visit!

  2. I’m certainly feeling a bit disconnected to my husband lately. We have a night out planned with friends in a couple of weeks. I bought tickets to a comedian that will be at my church. Not sure yet who the “friends” are we are taking with us.

  3. […] help get the busy out of our lives any day of the year.  We have talked about things like making a date with our spouse, procrastination, and the 15-minute project.  Today, I am in the holiday mood.  Thanksgiving is […]

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