♥ ♥ ♥ 2 days until Valentine’s Day ♥ ♥ ♥
I had an email from a generous wife (thanks, Sonja!) that could use a little creative help. Here is her situation:
I’m wondering if you have any suggestions for connecting with your spouse during the intense years of having little ones in the home. It’s really easy to get out of the house and go out on dates when your children are older or grown, but it’s really hard to get the much needed time out of the house, alone, together in the young child rearing years. One of my goals for 2014 was to have a date once a month, out of the house. But, this gets expensive with childcare. We have gotten really good with at home dates (ice cream treats when the kids are in bed, tea in the afternoon at nap time - when they both sleep), but wondering if you have any suggestions that we have missed?
I’m willing to bet we have more than a few gals here who are facing this same dilemma. Making room for dating is really hard when your kids are small and need much of your time and attention. Plus childcare can be pricey. Let’s brainstorm as a group and come up with creative ideas. How do you get away as a couple? How do you take care of child care needs? What other at home date ideas do you have to share? Any thoughtful advice?
Please leave your Date Ideas for Young Moms as a comment to this post and on February 24th I will pick a random number and the gal posting in that spot will win a Lang coffee cup (or the book of her choice from the Marriage Book Library).
The Forgiven Wife: Does Sex Make Any Difference? Amazing post about intimacy. While you’re there, pray for jobs for both of them.
Creekside Ministries: 5 Ways to Be Safe for Your Spouse We all need a safe haven.
For Better – Or What?: Let’s Do Something – Part Two Great list of things to do with your sweetie.
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