The Power of a Great Date
This weekend I had a great date! What made it great was being with my honey, going to a new place and meeting new people. Thanks to the couple who invited us to attend the American Heart Ball and blessed us with an over night stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. It was a wonderful experience! We walked a way being more informed about people and children who have heart issues. Also being very thankful for having a healthy heart and for having children who have healthy hearts. One of our friends, Rev. Johnny Parker says, “A change in pace and a change in place equals a change in perspective.”
As single people, we date to discover the right mate. Once we make our choice, and get married, dating often gets thrown out the window. Life happens, children are born and we can easily forget about the power of a great date.
One of the ways that a healthy marriage is maintained is by having regular dates with your spouse. One on one time to look into your spouse’s eyes is powerful! We need to look with a sense of thankfulness to God for blessing us with the gift of a spouse. Strive to get to know your spouse even better. Give compliments and be intentional about nourishing and cherishing one another.
Dating your mate keeps excitement in the relationship. Especially, if you are willing to try different places, events and meet new people. A date can rejuvenate your mate and your marriage. Our date was just a few minutes away in D.C. but because it was a different place and we were moving at a different pace, it felt like we had gone far away. I want to encourage all of the married folks to keep dating or if you haven’t had a date lately, take time to plan a date. Make it a hot date! (smile) Enjoy each other! Proverbs 5:18 says “Let your fountain be blessed and rejoice with the wife of your youth.”
Until next week. . .