If you have been a reader of Hargraves Home and Hearth for any length of time, you likely know that I believe strongly in the importance of keeping your husband first on your priority list (second only to God, of course!), even in the midst of the busy days of motherhood. One of the ways of making that a reality that I’m most passionate about is the practice of dating in marriage.
For that reason, I could not be more excited about the new book I had the privilege of being on the launch team for, Dating in Marriage: 12 Months of Date Night Ideas, Discussion Starters, and Check-in Questions by Brittany Putman.
What You Can Expect:
In this great, really practical book, you will find a day night idea for each month of the year, some of which follow a certain theme pertaining to that month (i.e. winter fun in January). Each month covers an important topic pertaining to your marriage, such as intentionality, balance, respect, communication, change, and putting God first. These date ideas are all super fun, largely pre-planned, inexpensive, and easy to implement.
In addition to the monthly date ideas, the book goes on to provide discussion starters for you and your spouse to use, which pertain to what went on doing that month’s date. Each monthly chapter then ends with a list of check-in questions to further delve into the topic you covered that month with your spouse, what the Lord taught you about it, and more.
The book ends with awesome help, inspiration, and plans for a DIY two day marriage retreat for you and your spouse that will undoubtedly be the perfect end to a year-long journey of special shared moments, growth in your marriage, and downright fun.
Some Final Thoughts
As a big fan of date night, I highly, highly recommend this book (and can’t wait to go through each of the monthly date ideas with Owen)! It will prove to be a fantastic investment in the health and growth of your marriage. You can grab a copy for yourself by clicking here! Enjoy!