Monday Tradition

We celebrated our 40th anniversary in February. And for most of those years we have kept a tradition--a favorite tradition.
Every Monday is our weekly date night. You may ask,

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We celebrated our 40th anniversary in February. And for most of those years we have kept a tradition–a favorite tradition.

Every Monday is our weekly date night. You may ask, “Why Monday?” We had a very practical reason. Monday was always our pastors’ day off so no church activities were ever planned. This made Monday’s most likely to not have any interruptions, and it worked!

Even now, being empty-nesters, we hold Monday with a special reserve, like a fine wine.

An added bonus of Monday date nights? Most babysitters are available and the restaurants aren’t crowded. It’s a win-win.

On a typical date night we enjoy going to restaurant where we know we can talk and take our time. No hurried servers trying to get us to check out soon. It’s on these nights when we enjoy asking each other questions like:

  • How is your soul? (This one always takes time to consider.)
  • What are you most excited about in this season?
  • What are you asking God to help you accomplish?
  • How can I pray for you this week?

You’ll notice, none of these questions involve work, parenting, or ministry. They are personal and show concern for the heart. This is the privilege of a spouse–to ask these questions in an effort to learn, grow and understand your spouse on a deeper level. Check out these questions to select from on your next date. It will help your conversation go to a deeper level.

What nights do you set aside to connect? What is your favorite date night idea?

This is our 8th post in the Ultimate Blog Challenge to post everyday in April.

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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10 Responses to Monday Tradition

  1. Mondays never worked in our house (when there were two of us, of course). Because we had to deal with the plans for the week, the problems that came to light over the weekend, so we both ended up either working late- or working at home.
    Wednesday was best for us- which also was a down day at restaurants. Except, once we found a great restaurant (kosher, to boot)- that also had jazz and half-priced wine on Thursdays. We changed our routine in a heartbeat!

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    • Debi Walter says:

      What a winning combination—love jazz and wine discounts. We have a Jazz Restaurant here that offers a great wine selection and live music every night. It’s called, Jazz Tastings. If you’re ever in Orlando you’d love it!


    • Martha DeMeo says:

      How wonderful to still have date nights after 40 years! My hubby and I are heading for our 52nd anniversary and we still say we are on our honeymoon. We don’t have weekly date nights but we do like to get away to the mountains for a few days every month. It’s been a while since we’ve seen then due to hubby’s health but as soon as he’s mended, I will hear them calling us back. Congratulations on your 40th Anniversary!

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  2. Jeanine Byers says:

    Oh, I love those date night questions! How perfect. Congratulations on 40 years of marriage success.

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  3. swanstuff says:

    We have no specific days, but often go out (to keep sanity). Gotta try those questions, though. 🙂

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  4. Great questions and good reminders.

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  5. Sorry I’m late. Internet issues, and I was too ill to write anyway.

    It’s a painting now by Remington
    that honours our date night;
    most worthy, yes, of mention:
    “The Last Lull In The Fight”.
    It is time for binding wounds
    in stunned, exhausted silence;
    no place for gay or loving sounds
    upon this plain of violence.
    I would have wished her better life,
    but I’m very glad she’s here;
    to face this death without my wife
    would be a vale of fear.
    Alone ain’t good, or so God saith
    and I am strengthened by her faith.

    To see “The Last LullI In The Fight”, go to the website below and click on the painting.

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