26 Practical Principles for Dating Your Spouse

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After 26 years of Holy Matrimony, our love for one another continues to grow and remains extremely fresh! One of the keys to our God-given success is continuing to “date” one another although we are very, happily married. Many have asked for our personal views on “Dating Your Spouse” and so as a part of our 26 year celebration, we present this list as a gift to them!

1 – Plan It

2 – Be Creative

3 – Fight for it

4 – Do what works for you

5 – Plan for purposeful conversation

6 – No technology  (at least while you are on the date)

7 – Flirt strategically

8 – Make it different

9 – Bring the laughter

10 – Remember: Dating is a process not an event

11 – Enjoy every moment

12 – Compliment one another

13 – Make this time about connecting deeply

14 – Don’t wait until the actual moment, connect with one another throughout the day

15 – Be intentional no matter the venue for the date

16 – Engage in LDA (Loving Displays of Affection)

17 – Take great pleasure in serving one another

18 – Don’t sweat the small stuff! Life is too short.

19 – Allow your love for one another to be an example for others.

20 – Save room for dessert.

21 – Close out the date in a memorable way! Don’t merely let it end!

5 tips for those in ministry

22 – Develop your marital/family calendar before your ministry calendar is set

23 – Set annual vacation for the two of you

24 – Set a quarterly weekend getaway

25 – Set a monthly overnight excursion

26 – Set a weekly date time

Now, get to Dating!

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