Making time for date nights with my husband is a real struggle with our busy schedule, but every time we make it work it is so worth it. It can be so easy to push it to the back burner and let budget, busyness, and kids get in the way of quality time together. One of goals this year is to have at least one quality date night out a month, and we are working hard to make that happen. Today I’m sharing tips to help you make date night a priority, plus some fun details from our recent #lobsterworthy date night out at Red Lobster.
No one gets married thinking about divorce, but we know it happens to so many couples. If we could figure out what causes it, would we try to avoid it? OF COURSE WE WOULD. We’re not dumb. There it is in black and white, on every list of the most common causes of divorce: money and financial issues. Here’s the thing – it isn’t a lack of money that makes the list. It’s the issues that come from not being on the same page financially with your spouse – not seeing eye to eye about money. Maybe one spouse is a spender while the other is a saver, or one insists on controlling every aspect of the finances without letting the other have a say. What is comes down to is that if you aren’t on the same page, with the same vision of your financial future as your spouse, there will be issues. So, how do you get on the same page?
Marriage is the best, hardest, most challenging, and most fulfilling life relationship. My husband is an amazing man and his love is a blessing to me every day of my life. We’ve been married six years, so we are still total beginners in the grand scheme of things, but we’ve picked up a few habits that help keep our faith in Jesus in the center of our marriage that I’ll share with you today. Much like my post about Simple Ways to Bring Jesus in to Your Child’s Daily Routine, I’m not coming to you from a place of having anything figured out. I write this more as a fellow traveler on this journey of marriage who wants to share and encourage and protect marriages. Everyone wants their marriage to succeed, and I think that best happens when both partners are on the same page about faith, money, and family goals.
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Marriage is the best, hardest, most rewarding, most humbling part of my life. I love my husband and am so blessed to have a partner in this life who loves me well. We have been married for five and half years and I’m praying for 60 more great years with my man. I still have so much to learn and one place I go for encouragement is the Happy Wives Club. Started by the lovely Fawn Weaver as a response to the negativity about marriage in the world, it is a haven of encouragement. It doesn’t take five minutes on Facebook to find someone bashing their spouse or complaining about their life in their status update. I believe marriage is a gift and it is hard work daily. To make it work you have to choose to believe in the value of your marriage and your partnership with your spouse. It is worth it. We are only five years in and still learning every day, but so far I can share with you the three best things we’ve done for our marriage.