So after a few weeks (weeks? eek.) of this funk, a light came on and I decided to be intentional about making time to spend with my husband without kids, TV, cell phones or projects. If we couldn't afford to pay a sitter so we could go out, I would do my best to make a night out in our own home. I started searching pinterest and came across quite a few fun ideas for being intentional about "dating" your husband. Now, before I go any farther, I have to confess that this "dinner at eight" name isn't my own; it came from this blog. But I loved her idea of "branding" her date nights and so I borrowed the phrase and use it not only here on my blog, but also in communicating with Deputy Handsome about our dates.
I want to encourage all my married readers to read Proverbs 5 and remember that it is up to you to remain the "wife of [his] youth." Dinner at 8 is one way that I am doing this in our marriage. Besides the blog listed above, here are some other sites with creative ideas for date nights at home (or do a pinterest search for "date night at home"):
(if you have older kids) Family Matters
And here are my takes on Dinner at 8:
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