The point of dating is getting to know someone. Our dating period was successful because it ultimately led to "I Do" at the alter. We continued dating when we were newlyweds and then when babies arrived it was a little harder to find time for date nights. Even now that our girls are teenagers life is busy and we're not able to have a date night whenever we'd like but it's a bit easier because we don't have to coordinate with a babysitter.
This weekend was a dating weekend. We didn't actually plan it that way but it just happened to work out. Madison was out of town for the weekend with our youth group and Alison was scheduled to work Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
We managed lunch out on Saturday followed by some NCAA tournament action at home. Today we made it to a matinee movie. When we got back home it was so nice outside that we decided we better take advantage of it and get the motorcycle out.
Making time for each other is so important. No matter how many years we've been together, it's still nice to know that our spouse thinks spending time with us is important and enjoyable. We'll be empty nesters in 5 years. I don't want to be the couple that doesn't know what to do when the kids are gone.
Make time to enjoy activities together or participate in hobbies. You don't want to forget how to have fun together.