Seasonal Dating

April 14, 2012

in the generous life

Here in the Northwest USA, we’re just catching a glimpse of Spring. The snow is gone and we have actually had some sunshine. Our garden spot is tilled and I’m chomping at the bit to plant something.

Each season offers unique opportunities for couple time. Whatever new season you are facing, look for opportunities to do something fun with your husband. My husband and I are looking forward to gardening, checking out the local growers (impatiently waiting for Greenbluff to have strawberries), going for walks (in the sunshine, doing happy dance), garage sale-ing and more. 

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”   Robin Williams

Image credit © Sandra Heath |


Lori Lowe (of Marriage Gems) poses a great reminder ~ What is in Your Legacy Drawer? Are You Prepared?  I did something similar awhile back on important paper and finance organization ~ Being Generous to the End. Be kind to yourself and your spouse and be prepared for dealing with end of life paperwork.


The Generous Husband did a two day series on the influence of previous marriages ~ Is your past bleeding into your marriage? and Is HER past bleeding into your marriage? Great stuff.



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Kim April 14, 2012 at 3:41 am

I just love your attitude-Hooray for the snow being gone! Your happy to-do’s with your spouse are things we have always done. You just don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a lot of joy out of spending time with your spouse. It’s about the experience, not the expense.

Thanks for the link to the legacy drawer post. We press that point home in our Financial Peace classes and fine that folks generally have not been prepared with those important items. When someone dies or becomes incapacitated, we have so much grief to deal with. We don’t need a financial mess to add to our sorrow.


Mollie April 14, 2012 at 7:25 am

Yes, we are in the NW too and loving the spring… you can always plant peas! :-) I love this time of yr to be outside working side by side with my hubby! This yr we are doing animals on the farm so it is fun doing that with him too…


The Generous Wife April 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm

@Mollie Yup, got the peas started in little cups. I think there’s a joke in there somewhere.


Caris April 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm

If you start your gardening, please consider going organic & sustainable! It is easier than you think!
I may sound corny saying so, but permaculture farming has even begun to better my marriage! My hubby and I sat down a few months ago and watched the film called Back to Eden about one Christian man’s miraculous introduction to farming God’s way. This is not a shameless plug, I promise! Every Christian should see this film just for the rush of revelation it brings about how we were meant to thrive off the land and His provision. Give it a watch & happy romantic gardening! ;)


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