If you spend any time in the circles we travel in these days enough you will undoubtably hear about “date night”. You’ll hear about how you need “time to reconnect”, or the value of “quality time”. There was even a book written on just this topic recently. This whole idea carries a lot of weight with people we respect. So we have made a point of having a date night each week. There is one problem though, I’m not a believer in it.
Well, I should correct myself. I wasn’t a believer in it. I’ve come around recently.
It’s not that I thought it was a bad idea or anything, of course spending time with your spouse is a great thing and the foundation of a good marriage, but I just didn’t see the need for such specific requirements. I mean, I see her all the time. Is it really that important to clear the schedule, put away the screens, and rule out talking about the day to day grind?
Well, yes, it is.
Now that the daily grind is much fuller and, well, grindy, we need the time. A few nights in the last few weeks we have been able to sit down to a good dinner, talk, laugh and just catch up. It’s been sanity saving honestly. With everything going on in our lives I have come to realize that I need this time.
Yep, that’s what I said. I need this time with my wife.
I know Lindsey will get a kick out of this post, but it’s honestly true. Before the last week or so I made sure we had date night because I knew she needed it. Now I know that I need it too.