2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “T”

We are a bit behind on our monthly date challenge, but that hasn’t deterred us from pressing on.

Tom, who happens to be my favorite “T” planned a special afternoon TEA for me at a local TEA shop.

I am currently eating GF and this tea provided a GF option for my portion.

On our way to TEA we had a little TIF that TEMPTED us to distance ourselves from each other. Do you do this? Rather than lean in and work out the struggle, you look the other way and stew in your anger?

It takes will power and determination to lean in when the TENSIONS rise.

Gratefully, we have learned the benefit it is to make ourselves do this, for the good of our marriage and to “Save The Date”, so to speak. 😊 Tom shared how something I said effected him. I realized I was wrong and we were able to TALK it out and reach understanding. That’s what most conflicts are–a misunderstanding in what we heard our spouse say.

To TOP it off–the tea wasn’t that good. We were glad we got it on Groupon which made it not as expensive.

Sometimes a date is a hit,and sometimes a date is a TEST.

I think we passed this one but sadly, the TEA left much to be desired.

What dates have failed for you and how did you respond? Did you lean in towards understanding or pull away in anger?

(Funny side note: Our next date is the Letter “U”. I hope we have the understanding part down on this one before we leave the house!)

Happy Dating!

About Debi Walter

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3 Responses to 2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “T”

  1. Vickie says:

    Thank you for being so real and sharing not only the good but also, the challenging times. You guys and your posts are “T”errific!!

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    • Debi Walter says:

      Thanks Vickie. It’s good to know that all marriages take hard work. We do t want to only share what works but also the parts that don’t. Those are the times we learn and grow the most if we let it!
      Also, I’m still waiting for your address to send you your books you won in our giveaway last month. 😊

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      • Vickie says:

        Debi, I replied right back to you with our address the same day I got the notice that we were the winners. I resent it this evening; hope you got it.

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