Friday Financial Tidbit-Make Date Night a Priority

Friday night means different things to different people. For some, it’s the end of the work week, or for others it might mean high school football in the fall, or it might mean pizza night. But one thing’s for certain in the White household; Friday night is date night.

Yes, even though my wife and I have been married for over 3 years now, we still make it a habit to spend some quality time together each week. It is usually nothing major. Sometimes we just grab a burger and milkshake, other times it’s watching a movie, or even going for a stroll in the park. But we enjoy the time together to talk about current events in our lives, plan for the weekend, and discuss upcoming things in our lives.

In my mind one of the best investments you can make in your marriage is to have a regular date night, no matter if you have been married for 2 months or 40 years. It doesn’t have to be once a week; rather you could have a date every other week or at least once a month. But spend time together, reconnect with your spouse and put a place in your budget for date night. Remember you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have fun, but help your marriage stay on track by having a date night.

Do you regularly have a date with your spouse? If so, how often and how has it helped your marriage?

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4 Responses to Friday Financial Tidbit-Make Date Night a Priority

  1. My wife and I don’t really have date nights, but we should. I think this idea is spot-on. It gives people a chance to re-connect and talk with eachother without the distractions of TV, children, phones, etc. I think my wife and me should get this idea going! And besides, our girls are old enough now to watch themselves, so we don’t even need to worry about a babysitter!

    • Jon White says:

      To me you can’t replicate what date night allows. Like you said, it is a time to re-connect without TV, facebook, or email interfering. It’s done wonders for our marriage.

  2. We’ve been married 5 years and we do a date night, well kind of. With an almost 2  year old dates are more costly and difficult to have weekly time. I’m realizing that our date nights have turned into family nights out. Time to regroup and find an affordable babysitting option. 

    • Jon White says:

      Brent, I agree having children can make it more difficult costly to do a regular date night. Have you tried babysitting some of your friends children in exchange for them doing the same for your children?

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