Updated: Mar 26
I can't fully stress the need for dating in marriage and the importance of them to keep the relationship healthy, strong, and going.
It also keeps the stress levels low as the demands of raising children can become so overwhelming sometimes that you do need periods of relationship rejuvenation to keep things going strong as you journey through life.
Even if it's just for an hour or two, pencil the date and times in and make sure to have it at least once a week to every other week depending on the family obligations.
I know that sometimes when the cost of a babysitter is high or family or friends are not available to watch the kids, you can do "swap night" with another family( eg. trusted neighbor or friends).
They can babysit while you hang out and vise versa. This keeps the cost of a sitter super low as well and the kids get to hang out with people they already know. What are your suggestions?
Are you planning on doing any dating activities with your partner? What are your concerns? Let me know. Please feel free to share your own experiences or ask your questions or concerns in our FORUM section. I will be happy to help you!
1. PAINTING/ PAINT NIGHT
Paint night is a fun activity that can be done with couples on a night out together. It involves actually painting a picture with an instructor showing you how to do it. It is fun and interactive for both you and your partner to do together.
2. BALLROOM DANCING
Ballroom dancing is actually fun and romantic. I did it prior to getting married for a first dance and found it to be quite an enjoyable session. I thought what better way to engage with your spouse on date night than actually attending dancing lessons and having fun while doing it. You can both see who has better dancing skills as well.
3. ICE SKATING OR SKIING
If you have never tried ice skating or skiing and you are up for some adventure, I would suggest giving this experience a try. If you have never done skating before in your life, I know it may be intimidating but it's worth trying and learning because it is so much fun doing it together as a couple.
4. PICNIC AT A PARK or SUNSET AT A BEACH
A picnic may be overrated to some, but I still do think it is a nice activity to do as a couple. Packing something refreshing and going for a picnic at a park, beach, or anywhere that is available can be something fun for both spouses to do as well.
My husband and I love going to picnics at the beach just to go watch the sunset. We did that a lot before we had kids and it somehow dwindled a bit after, but it