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Building a strong marriage with a year of dates is one of the best things you can do for your relationship! This is such an easy concept that really anyone can do. It’s an easy way to grow in not only your marriage, but in other relationships, as well. You can use it if you’re married or just dating. It can be used in friendships or with extended family members. It can even be used with each of the children in your family, separately.
How to strengthen your marriage –
Give your spouse a “Year of Dates“. Simply put, it is a pre-set series of dates that will be taken once a month. ONCE-A-MONTH! It can’t get much easier than that. This does take some prior planning on the givers part. Some of the dates are completely preplanned and some of them will take some input from the other party. Make sure you sit down to think about things that would make your partner happy when planning this.
(Side note: Think about doing this with your children!! How cool would it be to focus ONE DAY A MONTH solely on them too! It’s possible! We just have to unplug and DO IT!)
Present this anyway you want but I just fancied up a simple manilla envelope and everything was inside. Each of the dates inside the envelope was on a separate colored sheet of paper detailing the day/evening/weekend events.
Feel free to download this wording for the cover if you want to incorporate this into your year. ==> Year of Dates
Here is a sampling of some of the things that I planned:
- Couples canvas painting class
- Couples cooking class
- Visiting a burlesque show
- Having a picnic date
- Farmer’s Market visit with Food Crawl
- Attending dinner theater
- Overnight bed and breakfast stay
- Art museum visit
- Brewery tour
- Couples massage.
This is just a small sampling.
During each date I do have some other things planned. Use your imagination to tailor the dates to you and your spouses likes and interests!
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Marriage is hard work. Take this opportunity to sit down and think about how you can make your year amazing with your family and friends by planning dates of your own!! GOOD LUCK and most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!!