By this point, you know that I wrote a book and that it’s available for sale right now. You know that spending intentional time with your spouse is important, but maybe you’re not so sure that you need ‘Dating in Marriage‘ yet.
Well, I have a treat for you today. Instead of telling you why you should buy my book, I’m showing you. This is the June date night idea from the book. Feel free to take this idea and turn it into your next date night! If you love what you see, then consider getting your own copy of ‘Dating in Marriage.’
Hoops and Cones
The very first Valentine’s Day gift that I gave my husband was a basketball. He loved playing basketball before we were married so I thought maybe we could play together every now and then. It was a great gift and I’ve had lots of fun playing basketball with him, even though I always lose! This month, you will have your own basketball adventure! This may or may not be your favorite game to play, but this month is all about balancing your hobbies and time with your spouse so you’ll be playing basketball and then going out for ice cream!
Here are a few things that you can do to make the most of your Hoops and Cones Date Night:
- Find a Court- Head to a local park where you can shoot hoops. Spend some time shooting hoops, or play one-on-one.
- Horse- If your skills aren’t quite up to playing an actual game, then play horse. Horse is a fun game that will take you back to your childhood.
- Pick Your Own Sport- If basketball isn’t really your jam, then pick your own sport to play together.
- Ice Cream- After your basketball date, head to your local ice cream parlor and enjoy some ice cream together. While you enjoy your treat, talk about how you spend your time. Does your marriage have a healthy balance of ‘me time’ and ‘we time?’
Talk About It: Sometimes, husbands and wives have the same interests and hobbies and sometimes they don’t. One thing that everyone new couple struggles with is finding a balance between spending time together and doing their own thing. This is different for every couple but the principles are the same: Put your spouse first, but have something that is just yours. It’s okay to spend an evening pursuing your hobbies once in a while, as long as you realize that your family is more important than your hobbies.
- Describe this month’s date night in one sentence:
- If you could spend one day doing anything without interruption, what would you do?
- What aspect of your life and marriage do you want to remember from this month?
- Are you spending a healthy amount of time together and doing your own thing? What do you need to change, if anything, to make your time more balanced?
- Write a prayer, asking God to help you put the things that you wrote about in question 4 into practice. Pray this prayer as many times as necessary over the next month.
I hope you enjoyed this segment! Why is dating in marriage important to you? Do you think this book could help you and your spouse grow a stronger marriage? Let us know in the comments below!