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.