Awhile back I started a weekly blog post called Date Night Thursdays. Having come from a background of focusing my career on marriage therapy, I thought it would be fun to tie in the important knowledge that I learned in graduate school with photography! So often it feels like we are on a treadmill of life, and it’s hard to get off and prioritize our marriage and relationships, as we should. I am currently participating in a weekly bible study and we are reading “What’s It Like to be Married to Me” – I will write more about this in a later post (maybe even this weekly series). Right now we are reflecting on being deliberate in making goals to be better spouses/people for the health/strength of the marriage. I’ve had a burning desire in my heart to start this blog sequence back up but was afraid and embarrassed of what people might think since I let it go to the backburner so many months ago. I sat down and reflected on what happened (especially since it was so important to me). At the time I had asked couples to send me a date night they had recently enjoyed. Couples would write and say they didn’t think their date nights were exciting enough for a blog post. Being that I was looking to highlight real life couples on a weekly basis, it became hard to find couples to submit every week. I had been getting really beautiful feedback from couples saying they looked forward to reading the weekly post and they were making conscious efforts in their marriage to go on date nights and be more attuned to making TIME and their relationship an important priority (YaY!)
I decided to start this weekly post back up because I truly believe in the importance of being active and deliberate for the health of our relationships. I realized that I myself have the educational background and date night experience (in my own marriage) to share and people have been excited to read about them. So I’m dusting myself off, pushing away the fears of failure and embarrassment for having stopped this so many months ago, and starting over. I would still love to publish real life couples (so please send in a date night you’ve recently shared), but that won’t be the FOCUS of the weekly posts. So lets cheers and make promises to making our relationships a priority again. Don’t waste time as if you have a million years to spend. Lets forget about the chaos of life for at least ONE day a week and be deliberate in reconnecting. I’m excited to share in this journey with all of you again.
As I mentioned, date nights don’t have to be grand excursions. Sometimes all you need is a comfortable couch, a bag of popcorn (which I like to dump white cheddar on top of), and a movie you can both agree on (or take turns!) Getting lost in a movie can be the perfect escape from the chaos of life. Make some time to snuggle and relax with your loved one soon.
And to kick OFF this weekly series again, I’m giving away a fun movie night package.Comment below on a good movie you’ve recently watched to enter!