I know it’s hard sometimes when you still have children at home, but it’s healthy and essential for your marriage to spend time with just your mate. That’s why you and your spouse should go on a date once a week and go for an overnight date once a month. It’s also been said you and your spouse should get away for a weekend trip twice a year.
Lea and I find it easy to date once a week, but it’s much tougher to get away for an overnight trip once a month. Sometimes we’re only able to once a quarter. One of the things we struggled with as a young couple was not feeling guilty about leaving our kids. We finally learned that even though it’s tough to find a place for the kids, they’ll survive without you.
I’m doing a wedding in south Texas tomorrow, so we’re going to be able to pull off the “over night” trip this Friday and Saturday. We’ve got friends watching the boys, and Lea and I are excited about spending some time together this weekend. Just the drive time alone will give us a chance to catch up with what’s been going on.
- How well do you (or did you) do at the once a week date and once a month trip thing?
- Do you (or did you) struggle with leaving your children?