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The Importance Of Date Night With Your Spouse

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Having a regular date night with your spouse helps to your relationship on track. Whether you are newlyweds or have been married for a number of years, regular dates are an important part of any romantic relationship. All healthy relationships require that you spend quality time together talking, listening, and simply enjoying life together.

Now, that’s not to say that all of the other little moments you and your spouse share together aren’t just as important – but a little time to focus on your relationship will only help to strengthen those experiences.

If you or your spouse happen to work long hours, or once you factor kids into the equation, it’s easy for dates to become few and far between. But purposely setting aside some alone time just for you and your spouse to enjoy together can play a huge part in ensuring that your marriage stays healthy and strong. It has certainly played a huge part in the health of my marriage, and here’s why…

Spending time alone with your spouse will help to keep that spark burning, and help remind you of why you fell for one another in the beginning.

It keeps the romance alive

Spending time alone with your spouse will help to keep that spark burning, and help remind you of why the two of you fell for one another in the beginning.

Shows your spouse that they are a priority to you

Setting aside time specifically for your spouse lets them know that they are a priority in your life. Date night says to them “you are special to me, and you are worth my time.”

It always makes me feel extra special when my husband purposely sets aside time in his schedule for the two of us to spend together.

Keeps communication open

There are so many distractions in our everyday lives that can hinder our communication. Date night gives us the opportunity to have honest conversations with our spouses.

Not only that, but you also get the opportunity to learn something new about your spouse. I once heard a pastor say that you should learn something new about your spouse regularly.

By communicating with your spouse one on one, with no distractions, you get to learn new things about each other.

It breaks the monotony

Oftentimes, we get caught up in the day to day routine of things – work, bills, kids, etc. Dating helps keep you both engaged and it gives you something else to look forward to.

Regular dates will break the routine that all married couples tend to fall into. It will also breathe new life into your marriage, and help to grow your relationship with one another.

It’s fun

Let’s face it, dating is fun! Whether you are getting dressed up for a night on the town, or if you are spending the evening at home together, date night is always a lot of fun, simply because you are spending it with the one you love.

Date night doesn’t have to be expensive either. As a matter of fact, you can plan a wonderful date at home with your spouse without having to spend a dime. Keep in mind that the quality of your date has absolutely nothing to do with the amount of money that you spend, but more so with how attentive you are to your spouse when the two of you are alone.

People who have great marriages have great marriages on purpose. Your marriage has to be your absolute top priority, meaning it comes before the kids, before your job, before your extended family, before your hobbies. Marriage comes first! If you make sure that your marriage is a priority, everything else will fall into its proper place.

Great marriages don’t just happen, they require work, and both spouses have to be intentional when it comes to doing the necessary work (which includes regular dating) to make their marriage great.

Are you willing to put in the work?

Seven Netflix Movies Perfect For Couples To Enjoy

Seven Netflix Movies Perfect For Couples To Enjoy
 
One of my favorite pastimes is binge-watching Netflix movies. My honey and I love to snuggle on the couch together and watch a good movie. If you and your significant other can’t find a sitter for the kids or just want to spend the evening at home, why not make it a movie night. Trust me, there is no shortage of good flicks on Netflix. So gather together a few of your favorite snacks, pour yourselves a beverage, grab your remote and chill while watching one of these movies.
 

1. Brain On Fire (Drama)

Susannah Cahalan (Chloe Grace Moretz), is an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post. She suddenly becomes plagued by voices in her head, along with seizures. As the week’s progress, Susannah delves deeper into insanity. Her violent behavior progresses into catatonia. After a series of tantrums, misdiagnoses, and a lengthy hospital stay, a doctor’s last-minute intervention enables him to give her a proper diagnosis and a chance to rebuild her life.
This movie is actually based on true events and sheds light on a little known but harrowing medical condition.
 

2. Set It Up (Romantic Comedy)

Two young overworked and underpaid assistants in New York City realize they can make their lives easier by setting up their workaholics bosses (played by Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu) on a date. While trying to perpetuate this romantic ruse between their nightmare bosses, the assistants realize they might actually be right for each other.
 

3. Message From The King (Thriller)

After losing contact with his younger sister, Jacob King (Chadwick Boseman) arrives in Los Angeles looking for her. Within twenty-four hours he finds unsettling evidence of a life gone awry – sex, drugs, and secrets in the sleazy underbelly of the City of Angels.
Loaded with action, Message from the King is the story of what happens over the next seven days – a brother determined to bring those responsible for his younger sister’s disappearance to justice.
 

4. Irreplaceable You (Romantic Comedy/Drama)

A couple who have known each other since they were eight are destined to be together until death. Irreplaceable You is the heartwarming, romantic story of Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Michiel Huisman), best friends since childhood who are engaged to be married, and whose tranquil New York lives come crashing down when Abbie receives an unexpected diagnosis. Faced with the prospect of an uncertain timeline, Abbie begins a touching and all too often humorous search for a new love to take care of Sam.
 

5. Naked (Comedy)

Substitute teacher Rob Anderson (Marlon Wayans) is offered a full-time teaching job but is reluctant to make that long-term commitment. He and his fiancée, physician Megan Swope (Regina Hall), fly to Charleston, South Carolina, for their wedding the next day. Rob goes out drinking with his best man, Benny, only to wake up on his wedding day, naked in an elevator in a hotel that’s far from the church. Nervous about finally getting married, Rob is forced to relive the same nerve-wracking hours over and over again until he gets things right before his wedding.
 

6. The Duchess (Drama/Romance)

This movie follows the tumultuous life of the 18th-century Duchess of Devonshire (played by Keira Knightley), a bright, popular aristocrat who is trapped in a failed marriage and has to face personal conflicts – including living with her husband’s mistress and falling passionately in love with a young politician (played by Dominic Cooper). Based on Amanda Foreman’s bestselling novel `Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire’.
 

7. The Week Of (Comedy)

The week before the marriage of their children, two fathers with opposing personalities, Kenny Lustig (Adam Sandler) and Kirby Cordice (Chris Rock) must put aside their different views on how the wedding should be planned and work together to overcome a series of obstacles. This movie will have you laughing out loud.

What are some of your favorite Netflix movies?