I decided a couple of nights ago to write a series on dating your husband. Some spouses have “date night” and I really wanted to concentrate on the ins and outs of this subject. Dating is an important part of a relationship, even after marriage.
Why Should I Date My Husband?
Most people may think that dating is something you do before marriage. Usually, you date someone in order to get to know them and develop a permanent relationship. Once you marry that person, dating would no longer seem necessary. However, there are several reasons you should continue to date your spouse after marriage.
Experience New Things Together
Perhaps there is a new restaurant in town or an activity you would like try together. Date night can be a time to take on an adventure or explore new cultures together. You still have a lot to learn about each other–why not learn something together? Date night doesn’t mean sticking to the formula of dinner and a movie.
Enjoy Down Time Together
If one or both of you work, it’s always nice to have some time to relax together. With the hustle and bustle at home, getting out of the house can really rejuvenate you. I find that I think a lot clearer when there isn’t a pile of dishes starting me in the face. A change of scenery can really cheer one up after a long day.
Embrace the Quiet Together
I know that parents love their children and mine mean the world to me. However, it is sometimes difficult to to concentrate on your relationship without little voices (and ears) near by. Imagine a full conversation without a child interrupting! Just a few ground rule–no talking about bills, children, or the news. Talk about your dreams or a book that you enjoyed recently.
Dating should not end at the altar. In fact, you should date more when you are married so that you keep your relationship with your husband strong. Make the best of it!