Having a consistent date night when you’re married may seem hard, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little planning and determination, there are so many ways that you and your spouse can enjoy a date night every single week.
Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you should stop dating. If that is your mindset, you need to shift your thoughts surrounding dating your spouse. Why? Because one of the most exciting aspects of marriage is that you get to date your beloved for the rest of your life! This, friends, is a blessing beyond compare!
As amazing as dating your spouse is, when it comes to finding time for consistent date night, life may present some challenges. Let us help simplify it for you: Date night doesn’t mean that it has to be a “go big or go home” date every week. There are plenty of ways that you can have a great date night, even when you aren’t physically able to go anywhere or are running low on funds. So now that the pressure for a perfect, fancy, romantic date is off, let’s figure out how you can have a consistent date night with your spouse!
How to Have a Consistent Date Night
First and foremost….you have to understand that if you constantly make excuses, consistent date nights will NEVER happen.
Repeat after us:
“We will not make excuses to get out of planning or participating in consistent date nights. Our marriage is worth the effort!”
Okay, now that we have that understood and agreed on that, let’s talk about how you can make consistent date nights happen.
Set a night every week that is designated as your date night.
It can be any night of the week that you want but just pick one. And then keep it. Don’t change it, don’t move it, don’t let your mood dictate how you’re feeling that day…don’t let anyone or anything cause you to change your date.
This simple 4-page date night planner is a HUGE help in setting, keeping, and documenting your date night!
Get it out of your mind that you have to spend money to have a date night.
Did you know it’s possible to have 100% free date nights? It is! Some of the best and most romantic dates don’t have to cost a dime. A date night at home can be as simple as making a homemade meal and eating by candlelight or watching a rerun of your favorite TV show, snuggled up in each other’s arms.
If you don’t want to go out and spend money (or just can’t afford to) that doesn’t mean that your date nights have to be derailed. Sit down and make out a list of free date night ideas you can do at home; you’ll be amazed at just how many things you can think of. Need more inspiration? Check out these 21 romantic date night ideas.
And just in case you need a few more, here are a few other free ideas for you:
- back rub at home
- foot rub at home
- cooking dinner date night at home
- baking dessert date night at home
- Netflix binge marathon date night
See? The options are truly endless!
If you have children, communicate with them about your date night.
Kids can *sometimes* derail date night, and not even know that they’re doing so. Letting them know that it’s your date night is simple to do. Just by communicating that you and your beloved are going to spend some quiet time alone, you may find that their bedtime routine actually reflects that as well!
When you comes to setting and having a consistent date night, it’s actually quite simple to do. There are so many great ways to save money, have a date, and be at home snuggled up together that there really should be no excuses.
Make this year the year for putting your marriage first. You can easily set up a weekly date night from this point moving forward! You’ll love having that one night per week to look forward to rekindling the romance in your marriage!