with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
I’m a huge proponent of date nights (as you all know) because it is far too easy to get caught up in your daily lives that are full of work and routine and activities and kids and stuff. A reader of mine sent me the link to The National Marriage Project and their report called The Date Night Opportunity.
I’m not going to summarize it — it’s a good read, but rather long — but wanted to link it for those of you who would like to read it.
I will tell you that it talks about five ways that date nights help foster stronger relationships: Communication, novelty, eros, commitment, and de-stress. There are also some interesting statistics and graphs that show the difference between couples who have date nights, and those who do not.
Statistics aside, I just know that I need that time with my husband, even if it’s just for lunch or a coffee. No kids asking 1,000 questions/talking a mile a minute, no household chores, no other distractions. Just us.
Do you make time for a regular date night, or time alone together?
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