When you first met your husband/wife and realized you liked each other… what did you do? Maybe a few of you immediately got married but I have a feeling most of you are like me and you dated. While on dates we focused on each other with the goal of figuring out if this was a forever thing! I am so glad ours was! A list of 30 minute dates to revive your marriage is below and I hope you will use it!
We could sit in a coffee shop for hours and talk. Driving around together was a treat and a chance to talk. Lay on a blanket outside and just look at the stars. Going to the beach and just listening to the waves and gazing into each others eyes was enough….for real. When we went to the movies we would share popcorn and hold hands annnnd while we are talking about going to the movies…
I was so clueless on our first movie date…second date total! We went to see of all movie titles … “The Proposal”… I should have known then right? 😉 Well I had the popcorn in my lap and I was eating it and offering it to him but he didn’t want any. I noticed he kept looking over at me but I didn’t know why. Well, as soon as I put down the popcorn I learned why. He immediately reached over and held my hand! I didn’t mind at all and he still holds my hand… after I put the popcorn down of course!
It is hard to keep dating once married. As much as we try to keep things fresh…. things change. We get into routines. We start to take for granted that we get to see the Love of our lives daily! When we were dating I couldn’t wait for my Love to show up at my house for a visit and I hated it when he had to leave. Time seems to go by faster once married. Dates become less of a priority sometimes and we end up spending more time gazing at our phones than gazing into our Lovers eyes.
I hope these 30 minute date ideas will help you revive your marriage and start dating again!
30 MINUTE DATES TO REVIVE YOUR MARRIAGE
Go to a playground near your house and hit the swings.
Walk there together if it is not too far and talk along the way. If conversation is not easy… discuss what you like about the houses/cars on the street. Anything to get words flowing.
Bring home deluxe ice cream fixings and set up your own ice cream sundae bar.
Have fun shopping together and making sundaes. If you want more fun maybe try to guess and create the perfect sundae for each other! This may seem silly but… isn’t that what we did while dating? Silly things that made us laugh together. I think it is in those moments I really fell in Love.
Turn off the TV and play cards. Get out of your Netflix rut for a more interactive evening. Don’t like cards? Try a favorite (or new!) board game instead.
Don’t get my wrong… I love netflix. BUT I Love my husband more and would gladly turn it off so we could spend 30 minutes hanging out playing cards. This one is not hard as it doesn’t even require you to leave your house! I am pretty sure we all have a pack of cards around the house somewhere and know how to play Battle! Just remember to play nice and the goal is connecting not winning! 😉
Have a picnic in your own backyard. Pack a basket of yummy eats and a blanket, and head out to the coziest space in your backyard.
This one requires you to leave your house…but not you yard! Pack a basket and enjoy some time in the sun together. Put your cell phones IN the picnic basket once you take the food out! This will make it easier to concentrate on each other.
Snuggle on the couch together and watch an episode of a show you both enjoy.
See,I told you I loved netflix. Most of the sitcoms on netflix at 21 minutes long. So, get some popcorn or another snack, snuggle on the couch and relax together.
“when I found him whom my soul loves; I held on to him and would not let him go”
SONG OF SOLOMON 3:4