With the GYRO Challenge in full swing, we had an interesting conversation with our grown kids about planning themed date nights at home. Both of our married daughters said their husbands would roll their eyes at the thought of such a date, and even our single daughter joined in the conversation. When we asked them why they felt this way they said this is the way many young people think. In fact, most of their friends would agree with them.
To say this was a surprise to us would be a gross understatement. We have enjoyed themed dates for years. We realize not all dates can be this special, but when they work, the memory made is worth the effort.
So today we’ll begin with the first “Myth of an at-home themed date night.” We hope you’ll stick with us this week and see if you have embraced these myths as truth in your own marriage.
Myth #1 – Themed at-home dates are hokey.
Granted they can be. But if you have done your job and studied your spouse well, you’ll know what theme they would flip over. For example, when Tom planned my “You’ve Got Mail” date night, I couldn’t have been more impressed. He was thoughtful, paid attention to details, and kept the theme going all night long.
First, think of something your spouse loves–a movie, musical, sporting event or something else.
Second, see if you can’t brainstorm a way to make this into a night they’ll never forget. We’ll talk more about this one tomorrow.
Third, plan the date at a time when you know your spouse won’t be distracted with other demands. This will go a long way in helping them enjoy it completely.
Have you bought into the myth that themed date nights are hokey? Have you ever been the giver or receiver of a themed date? Did it work? Why or why not?
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