“Couples who calendar weekly dates decide not to take themselves and life too serious.”
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 17, 2021
I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste. Song of Songs 2:3
Couples who calendar weekly dates decide not to take themselves and life too seriously. A night of romance and fun is a surefire way to keep the flames of marriage burning brightly. Work and children are put on pause during this window of intimacy, so emotions can lovingly engage. A date is meant to be free from distractions (no electronics) and mental clutter. Indeed, weekly dates recalibrate a husband and wife’s relationship around love and laughter.
When you sit in the shade of your spouse’s tree of trust, you find acceptance and affirmation. No one can give you more meaningful approval than your best friend. If he or she seeks approval elsewhere, you are in danger of emotional estrangement. Yes, dating gives you an excuse to pursue your precious marriage partner with romantic anticipation. You clean up and dress up just for them. Perhaps you take turns planning the date experience, so it stays fresh and exciting.
“Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the young women” (Song of Songs 2:2).
Date night can require a financial commitment, so budget accordingly. There is a cost, but you can’t afford not to invest in your most important relationship. It’s less expensive than a counselor or divorce. Be creative: a coffee shop, bookstore, walk in the park or park the car and quietly watch a sunset. Use date night as an excuse to buy new shoes or get a haircut. Do something special just for your special friend. Conversation and connection can lead to physical intimacy.
Use your weekly time together to reminisce about fun times from the past. Ask questions like: What was your favorite trip we had together? What getaway would you like to plan together going forward? What past answered prayers are you grateful to God for answering? Your weekly date night is a remedy for getting stuck in the crazy cycle of no conversation and growing apart. Focused time with your sweetheart honors them and honors the Lord. Plan to date weekly.
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“Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me” (Song of Songs 2:13).
Heavenly Father, give us conviction and creativity to calendar a weekly date night, in Jesus’ name, amen.
What night of the week can we calendar and budget for a weekly date night?
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