Project 52: Shopping with a Purpose

This week our date was completely unlike anything we normally plan.  Tom set aside an evening at his initiative to take me shopping for a new bathing suit – something I really don’t enjoy doing; oh I enjoy shopping…it’s the bathing suit part that’s the problem!  Having him with me made all the difference…he was not only with me physically, but he was there helping me with his much needed encouragement.

You must know that he really doesn’t enjoy shopping so much, but he enjoys being with me!  So the date was quite memorable in that I knew he was doing this for me, to help me do something I don’t like doing.

There are so many ways this type of attitude can express itself in marriage…think of something your spouse doesn’t enjoy doing and then, plan an evening to help them do it, or better yet – do it for them as a surprise.  We guarantee this will fan the flames of romance!

As a bonus, Tom is sending me away with three of my dear friends for a few days at the beach.  I’m there as you’re reading this! Something I don’t think I’ve done since we’ve been married, and  that’s 31 years!

Thank you, Babe!  I loved our date, and I love you!

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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6 Responses to Project 52: Shopping with a Purpose

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  2. I don’t even know how I stumbled across your blog, but it is beautiful. I’d love to have you featured over at our site. -Such a sweet man to go SwimSuit shopping with you! 😉


    • Debi Walter says:

      Dear Shelley – Welcome to our Vineyard! I’m pleased you found us…and YES, we would be honored to be featured on your site. I’m not a very crafty person – well, I used to be – but writing has become my passion! However, I still enjoy seeing the fun and creative ideas from others. My daughter and daughter-in-law do amazing things! I’ll be sure to send them your way!

      Have a wonderful weekend!


  3. Shelley says:

    im your newest subscriber! 🙂 Looking forward to your emails.


  4. Tiffany says:

    oh how nice! and that’s so sweet of him to go shopping with you even though he’s not into shopping. it’s nice to have that moral support when it comes to shopping for swimsuits (same for me). thanks for sharing!
    tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}


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