Friday, June 13, 2008

The Return of Date Night

My husband often works out of the home, so we see each other more often than the average couple. But even with all of shared space, we still need a date night!

Last night, we got one in the form of a fantastic marriage seminar with Bill and Pam Farrel, authors of Red Hot Monogamy and Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti. They inspired us to have fun together, write a family mission statement, and date regularly.

Dating is especially a challenge when a new baby comes along. So I want to encourage you to be creative! Why not try:
  • A romantic candlelight dinner or dessert at home after baby is asleep

  • A stroll through a favorite park with baby - just make sure all the conversation isn't taken up with talk about baby

  • Leaving baby with a family member or friend for just one hour while you get coffee together
And of course, there's always red hot monogamy which is probably your husband's favorite date activity! Plus, burning calories in bed will help those pounds come off too! Read more about pleasing your sweet spouse on Father's Day in my article "Father's Day: What Your Husband Really Wants."

Enjoy your Father's Day weekend and remember to put the spotlight on your husband!
Honor your father and your mother. Exodus 20:12

1 comment:

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

Hey Arlene,

Loved your article! What great ideas for pleasing husbands!