Thursday, August 27, 2015
It's continue-the-courtship night, and if you're here, it's because you have small children, are on a tight budget, can't get a sitter, and/or stuck at home for whatever reason.
I commend you both for doing what it takes to work together and build a marriage that will enjoy being together for all eternity. Regular date nights are not only no exception, but vital to maintaining the health of your marriage. You're also developing habits that will help you be creative and will carry you though the tough times in your lives.
It is a time for you both to be alone together for a minimum of 2 hours. Just about the amount of time it will take for your kids to finish up their movie. To help, set them up with snacks. You can also put them to bed early, or (while they are still asleep) arise early and have your date time then.
Tonight's idea: Scripture study.
Scripture study is absolutely an acceptable date idea. It's a time to review the gospel, discuss your beliefs, and can help cement your bond on a very deep emotional level.
So, break out the Gospel Principles manual, your Gospel Doctrine study guide, or Priesthood or Relief Society manual and study the next weeks lesson together. Just breaking out the scriptures is fine too.
If you're just reading the scriptures, go to the topical guide and read all the verses on marriage, or husband, or wife...you get the idea.
Feel free to include lots of touching and cuddling as well.