“And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone…” Genesis 2:18. After saying everything in creation was good, for the very first time God said these words, “It is not good.” God thought it was not good for Adam to be alone in the world without a wife, so God created beautiful Eve.
God ordained marriage for the primary purpose of companionship. Adam was so excited to see Eve. Adam was thrilled to have Eve as his companion to walk by his side through life. What a wonderful day when a man and woman become husband and wife; companions until death do they part.
Marriage and family are the first foundations mentioned in the Bible. Marriage and family are of utmost importance to God. When Barry and I married on June 23, 1979, we became a family; we became companions for life. Barry and I not only made a vow to each other, we made a vow to God; “till death do us part”!
One day, I asked my husband what he liked about me when we met and dated. He named several things, but I will mention three:
- He liked how I smiled all the time.
- He liked my shy, little girl-like mannerisms.
- He liked the way I looked at him.
What can happen along the way in a marriage?
- Smiling? I can’t smile all the time with a million things to do.
- Shy girlish mannerisms? I grew up.
- Looking at him a certain way? Who has time to think about that when children come along?
What is needful: A weekly Date Night: Tight budget? That’s alright too. The Date Night can fit a small budget and still be wonderful. Just be a little more creative.
Have you asked your husband what he liked about you when he first saw you and dated you? After asking him, try to recreate those characteristics on Date Night. After all, those characteristics were a part of “you” that your husband enjoyed. Spend a little extra time on yourself getting ready for Date Night.
Suggestions for a Pleasant Date Night:
- No talking about the children.
- No bringing up problems.
- No complaining.
Focus on him: Smile, laugh, enjoy!
Date Night: Take a step back in time, and bring back those girlish mannerisms that infatuated him when you dated. Look up at him with those adoring sparkling eyes. Being radiant, enchanting and flirty with your husband is one secret to staying young and beautiful in his eyes, even with the passing of time.