REAL Date Tips

REAL Date Tip #96

This Saturday, January 23, 2010, is National Pie Day. This week go out for a piece of pie together, even if it is not on Saturday. As you eat your favorite pie reminisce about your favorite times together and maybe even plan for some new favorites in the future.

A REAL date a week builds a REAL marriage.

REAL Date Tip #95

This Sunday, January 17, 2010, is Bald Eagle Appreciation Day so get out and see some bald eagles together. Since it is cold around most of the country, after your outdoor eagle watching find a good place to celebrate Hot Heads Chili Days with some hot chili.

A REAL date a week builds a REAL marriage.

REAL Date Tip #94

Tomorrow, January 8, 2010, is Bubble Bath Day. The date tip is to take a bubble bath together. You can make this romantic with candles and soft music or you can be silly and get some bath paints or crayons and have fun making art on the walls. You can also just sit and soak in the bubbles.

A REAL date a week builds a REAL marriage.

REAL Date Tip #93

This one is easy. Have a New Years date that you and your spouse would like to go on. For some this is a party, for others it is a good dinner and bed at the normal time.

Remember, it is okay to use the obvious when planning dates together. The important thing to do is date your spouse regularly, preferrably once per week or more.

A REAL date a week builds a REAL marriage.

REAL Date Tip #92

Take your spouse to your local Singing Christmas Tree.

A REAL date a week builds a REAL marriage.

REAL Date Tip #91

The weather is cooperating now so it is time to go ice skating with your spouse. Go to an outdoor skating rink if you can and make sure to stop off afterward for hot cocoa, tea, cider, or coffee.

If you cannot go ice skating (try an indoor rink) then go on a decoration watching date. Drive around and look at all the decorations in your neighborhood or area.

A REAL date a week builds a REAL marriage.

REAL Date Tip #90

Take your spouse to a Christmas or holiday concert. These events abound this time of year. You can go to free concerts, school concerts for little money, or spring for the professional concert. Whichever you choose, enjoy your time together.

A REAL date a week builds a REAL marriage.

REAL Date Tip #89

Rent a relationship movie and watch it together. Use it to have a good conversation about your own marriage and how you are going to actively keep your marriage moving in a positive direction. Here are some suggestions:

  • The Story of Us
  • Fools Rush In
  • Bed of Roses
  • One Fine Day
  • The Rookie
  • Runaway Bride
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Anna and the King
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • A Walk In The Clouds
  • Fireproof
  • Father of the Bride I or II
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Up (The Disney animated film)
  • The Notebook

Pick a film, drop the kids at a friend’s or in-law’s house, snuggle on the couch, enjoy the movie, and then plan to keep growing your marriae the way you want.

A REAL date a week builds a REAL marriage.

REAL Date Tip #88

November is International Drum (Percussion) Month. Sing it with me, “I don’t want to work….” This week’s date tip is to head out for some good drum or percussion music. If you do not have any close by then go to DCI.org and get tickets for the 2010 Drum Corps International Finals in Indianapolis, Indiana or just pick up some CD of good drum corps music.

A REAL date a week builds a REAL marriage.

REAL Date Tip #87

Today is “National Men Make Dinner” Day. So the date this week is for men to cook dinner. If you miss it today then do it tomorrow or this weekend. No restaurants allowed. For extra points throw a table cloth on the table, dig out some candles, and make sure to do the dishes afterward. For those of you who have been to a Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage seminar there is a word to describe what happens next…Bingo!

A REAL date a week builds a REAL marriage.

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