Monday, March 7, 2011

Marriage Monday: Nurture It


"Keep your courtship alive. Make time to do things together--just the two of you. As important as it is to be with the children as a family, you need regular weekly time alone together. Scheduling it will let your children know that you feel that your marriage is so important that you need to nurture it. That takes commitment, planning, and scheduling."
-Joe J. Christensen

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10 comments:

Rochelle Brunson said...

Once again, great advice Debbie.

Karen Tapahe said...

So true, so true!

Jenni Elyse said...

Great advice! Also, I might add that if you don't have children (like me), you have to schedule it too because sitting in the living room together on separate computers "watching" a TV show or movie doesn't really count. ;)

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Jenni we've done that before too! :) Even though it's still nice to spend time together (even if you're just next to each other on the couch) you're right it does make a big difference if you make the effort and get out with each other. I know especially even if it's just for my spirit. I realize it once we're out and I'm overly giddy just because I'm out with my sweetheart. :)

Susan said...

I love these, Debbie! That is great advice. We never have dates!

Olivia Carter said...

Amen to this!

Date nights are SO important! I really wish we had them once a week consistently but I'm glad we get 'em when we get 'em.

And I have a friend whose mom said that if she and her husband had gone on regular dates she really doesn't think they would have grown apart and later divorced.

So, yeah, it's important!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Susan we definitely have had spells where it was just tons harder. Especially when there is school and work to navigate between right?

You guys I'm loving all the comments! Thanks for stopping by today, it really makes me want to keep doing these.

Heids said...

I have to admit we have entirely forgone (is that a word?) our date night during pregnancy. I can't handle being up past 10 and I don't like being away from the kitchen and bathroom. So movies at home are working for us right now. But I agree with you that in the past I get giddy when we go out too. I'm sure we'll get back to it.

Meagan Brooks said...

Good thoughts Debbie. Sometimes its hard to remember how important date nights are. Then you go out with your hubby and you remember! ;)

Me (aka Danielle) said...

This is a very powerful message. I like how you point out that scheduling it shows that it is important! Good thoughts (as always)