Marriage Matters: Date Your Spouse

Marriage Matters- Date Your Spouse

I mentioned date nights yesterday as our way of checking in and avoiding “marital drift.” Check out some of our favorite date night ideas and share your favorites, too!

Dinner: We love a good meal. In fact, we love enjoying any meal together. When it’s just the two of us, we can chat and take our time without being in a rush. Bonus points for being able to dress up!

Anniversary Date

Live entertainment: Concerts, theater, comedy–a live performance is always a good time! We have even been to see shows we knew nothing about, just because they are live. They pretty much never disappoint.


Dessert date: Sometimes we skip dinner and go straight for the good stuff! Other times, we do a dessert date at home after we’ve put our son to bed. Either way, you can’t go wrong with dessert!

Dessert Date

Post-bedtime at-home date: Dessert isn’t the only way this works. Sitter not available? Do “dinner time” as a family then cook a fancy meal together to share. Out of town with your kid in a single hotel room? Sometimes you just make date night work. (Here we are in the “other room” during a hotel stay. Yep, you do what you gotta do.)

Dessert Date

Sporting events: It’s no secret we love Aggie football, but that’s not all. We enjoy horse races, basketball games (in small doses), baseball (college or minor league) games, etc as well.

Aggie Football
Movies: We do like to go to the movies together, but it’s not necessarily a great way to catch up since you can’t talk to each other. We try to pair it with another of our favorite choices to have a little face time as well. 
Movie Date

Other options I love but Mr. Gray isn’t crazy about: Think old school birthday party activities–bowling, roller skating, ice skating, putt putt, and the like. 

Do you make date night a priority? What’s your favorite thing to do? 

I’m writing Marriage Matters as part of the #write31days challenge. Are you in? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to check your posts out!


  1. I've been married for 23 years and dating even after all that time is extremely important. It helps to recapture who we were before kids, bills, and real life. We met as teenagers, so it's fun to revisit freedom and enjoy each other. This is a great post. I really enjoyed your pictures! They made me smile!

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