Being happily married means keeping your relationship fresh. It’s a special time to remember the love that gets overlooked during the weekly schedule and add to the marital bank. Plan a date night and escape the methodical routine of life. Here are seven secrets to having a successful date.

Dress Up

Dressing up is a statement of value. When you and your spouse feel and look your best, it increases your self-confidence. Being confident helps you to feel sexier, and you see your partner as sexy too.

Leave the Comfort Zone

Don’t do what you always do. Try something new! Save your usual dinner hangouts for another time and go somewhere you never go. Creating new memories together is important for bonding.

Keep it Light

Keep the mood and conversation light. Stay in the moment. Don’t focus on the kids or what happened at work that day. Keep your time together light-hearted and focus on the love you feel toward each other.

Use these 40 date night questions to get you started.

Affirm Each Other

Verbally affirm one another in positive ways. Let them know how grateful you are they are in your life. Show the love you feel and tell them how wonderful they are.

Love Yourself

People will reflect back whatever feelings you have and direct toward yourself. When you love who you are and are confident, your spouse will see you as independent and attractive.

Take It to the Next Level

Take your date to the next level of intimacy. You’ve loved and felt loved, snuggled, held hands, shared positive and light conversation. Now it’s time to bring all those pieces together physically. A marriage without sex is a roommate situation. Sex brings you into a deeper level of intimacy. Enjoy each other.

Date Night is Not a Luxury; It’s a Necessity

Happily married couples understand that date night isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Time together is essential for connection and to remember that you are man and woman, not just mom and dad. Dates are one of the best ways to act out, remember, and further create that love you felt in the beginning.

What special activities do you make a part of date night? What else would you add to this list?

Plan a Date Night

Plan a date night with Eagle Family Ministries.  Attend one of our fun marriage retreats or host a Christian Marriage conference in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. It’s time to build your marriage today. Contact us or register for one of our events today.