No Money Required

rutAre you feeling bored with your date nights?  Do they feel like another appointment on your already busy calendar?  Then you, my friend, are in a rut!  How does one get out of a rut?  The hardest part is the first push, then the wheels take off quite easily on a new path.  Think of this blog as your first push.  Tom and I hope that the ideas we offer will help you get started on a date night journey that will be full of years of precious memories that are all yours!  Need more than just a push?  Try reading these five warning signs for being in a rut.

Everyone is feeling the squeeze on their wallets these days, but our date nights don’t have to suffer for it.  In fact, some of the most memorable dates we’ve ever had cost little or nothing.  It’s important to remember that dates are about wooing your spouse like you did when you first fell in love.  In fact our married years should be more romantic than ever because it just gets better and better.

Beach Front Dining: Pack a cooler full of your favorite picnic foods.  If you have a camp stove take some hamburgers or steaks ready to grill, otherwise pack cold fried chicken or something ready to eat.  Drive to the beach and set up a table with table cloth and candles.  Play soft music through your car stereo and before dinner take a walk on the beach.  If it’s too cold bring a large beach blanket with you and bundle up while watching the waves roll in.  After sunset, prepare your dinner under the stars and don’t forget a really special dessert and coffee.  As an added bonus, one of you can plan this date night without the other knowing where you’re going or what you’re doing.  It’s fun to be surprised.

NOTE FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA RESIDENTS: a great park is Bethune Beach located in South New Smyrna Beach.  It has built in charcoal grills and covered picnic tables overlooking the beach, perfect for a beachside rendevouz.  Be sure to check out the Event Calendar on the New Smyrna link above – the Holiday Boat Parade sounds like another fun date night that is completely free!

Posted by Debi

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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1 Response to No Money Required

  1. cmorganfam says:

    I love it! Thank you, Tom and Debi, for taking the time to share from your years of expertise… I can’t wait to surprise Chris with a beach date night 🙂


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