Category Archives: Date Night Ideas

A Dozen Dates to Celebrate the End of Summer

We are in the final days of Summer and depending on where you live–the last long days of warmth and sunshine. I’ve heard it said that if you fail to plan you can plan to fail. This is especially true … Continue reading

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Quiz Your Spouse

It’s Back-to-School week in most areas. A time when parents can kick back into a more established routine. There are tests to study for and lunches to be packed. It’s all part of the rhythm of the school year. Our … Continue reading

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Solstice

Yes, today is the one where daylight is the longest of the year. The sun stays around a bit longer and does what it does best—shines light. without it all would be darkness—complete and utter darkness. If you’re like me, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Farmer’s Market Date Day

When I sat down to write today’s post, I had no words. My camera lens oftentimes does a better job of telling a story than I do. So today I’m letting these photos speak. I hope you’ll pause for a … Continue reading

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Creative Dates for Parents

We recently read a great post by Dustin with Engaged Marriage blog. He provided a fun idea for parents to help spark creativity in your dates, but also to model what a healthy marriage looks like for them. Let us … Continue reading

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Vintage Post: A Dozen Valentines Ideas 4U

Valentine’s Day. Many people roll their eyes just thinking of it. You may think it is hokey. You may think it is a gimmick instigated by the card and chocolate industries to get you to part with your money. But … Continue reading

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Passport Dinner Dates

Tom and I love to travel, but with the pandemic it has been impossible for most. Especially elective vacation travel. We shared this date idea in 2009 under our Top 10 Date Night Ideas, but we felt this date needs … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

We all have the same amount everyday. 24 hours, 1440 minutes and two people to focus on each day. It is a gift! Marriage is unlike any other relationship. We are committed to pursuing each other. Whether you and your … Continue reading

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Sweet and Savory Fondues for Two

To start off plan an evening where you can both be involved with the preparations. The aroma of these delicious recipes will certainly get your appetite going, and when you finally sit down to a candle-lit fondue, all your senses … Continue reading

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Your Story Is Your History

Sitting on our porch at Barefoot Cabin I had the thought—how many days have we shared since we were married? One of the best parts of Google is being able to find the answer quickly to such random questions. We … Continue reading

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That’s A Good Question

As I’m writing this post, the leaves are falling at my feet with cool temperatures and sunny skies. It is a perfect picture of a crisp, fall day in the mountains. But the scenery doesn’t matter when it comes to … Continue reading

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Food, Film and Fun Scavenger Hunt

I don’t know about you, but Tom and I are ready to start doing things with other couples. We have done a few dinner dates, but nothing really organized or planned. I saw recently where a friend posted about a … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Your Eggs?

My Father-in-law is living with us and I recently asked if he liked eggs. He told a story of how he used to make fried eggs for his wife who passed away last year. It brought a smile to his … Continue reading

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4 Tips To Avoid This Frustration

Date nights can be a source of great frustration. So much so that you’d rather avoid them altogether. I get it! For some, date nights are a regular trigger for disagreement and misunderstanding. Why is that? Why is it that … Continue reading

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Finding Your Place

We have a place here in Florida that has become one of our favorite places to go. Especially during the pandemic. It is a place that helps redirect our focus, and it has worked for us time and time again. … Continue reading

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25 of My Favorite Things Date Idea

Favorite things are just that–favorites. And most people will talk for hours about what they love if you can figure out what that is. Your spouse is no exception. I had the idea to think about my favorite things and … Continue reading

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Unexpected Expectations

Have you ever been caught off guard by unrealistic or unfair expectation of your spouse? Have you ever been surprised that you even had expectations? I have, sadly, and I regret what I put Tom through. Thankfully I have a … Continue reading

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Looking Outward Together

We spend much of our posts talking about how to make your relationship stronger to last through the years. This requires intentionality in pursuing intimacy with your spouse—spiritual, emotional, physical, as well as cherishing each other. This will make your … Continue reading

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It’s Virtually Impossible to Not Have Fun

We recently had a great family night that helped make the distance between us seem insignificant. We scheduled a Zoom call and then used Jackbox.TV to play party games together. It was so much fun, we thought it would be … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Avoid Cabin Fever

Cabin fever is the term used for those who can’t leave their house. In our current crisis brought on by COVID-19, we must be smart and prepare. However, that doesn’t mean we have to forego pursuing our spouse. In fact, … Continue reading

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