Creative Dates Inspired By Song of Solomon – Part 3

Garden

Date #5 – Tour A Garden

The voice of my beloved!
Behold, he comes,
leaping over the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
My beloved is like a gazelle
or a young stag.
Behold, there he stands
behind our wall,
gazing through the windows,
looking through the lattice.
My beloved speaks and says to me:
“Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
and come away,
for behold, the winter is past;
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land.
The fig tree ripens its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
and come away.
(Song of Solomon 2:8-13 ESV)

Plan an afternoon to visit a local garden. In Orlando we have Harry P. Leu Gardens that is filled with all kinds of plants indigenous to Florida. There are many areas where you can  sit and take in the scents, the sights, the sounds and the wildlife. There is even an historic house that provides tours every hour. We encourage you on this date to leave your phones tucked away, and use your camera instead. Maybe even do a photo shoot of your spouse. Let this time be for long walks and holding hands, while sharing meaningful conversation about your hopes and dreams for the future. You might even want to bring a favorite book to read aloud to each other.

rose

Date #6 – Play Hide And Go Seek

On my bed by night
I sought him whom my soul loves;
I sought him, but found him not.
I will rise now and go about the city,
in the streets and in the squares;
I will seek him whom my soul loves.
I sought him, but found him not.
The watchmen found me
as they went about in the city.
“Have you seen him whom my soul loves?”
Scarcely had I passed them
when I found him whom my soul loves.
I held him, and would not let him go
until I had brought him into my mother’s house,
and into the chamber of her who conceived me.
(Song of Solomon 3:1-4 ESV)

This date could be so much fun and with lots of variations. You could text your spouse leading them with hints where they might find you. At each place along the way you could have a little gift or surprise waiting for them to enjoy. Let each step help build the anticipation of seeing each other. You could do this one in your home, in your neighborhood, or in an historic shopping district. You could even combine this date with Date #5 in the garden. If you decide to do it at home you could allow your spouse to find pieces of your clothing during the game, and have them finally find you (not in your mother’s house or chamber), but in your own bedroom ready and waiting to be found! 😉

About Debi Walter

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