Monday, February 8, 2010

Some ideas for dates

We've been going to a new church the last few months. It's great -- a little bit kooky, not afraid to be different, but different in ways that feel authentic and purposeful. Each Sunday, I don't know what to expect, but I leave feeling filled up with desire to know God more, to trust Him more, to love more, to serve more. It fills my cup.

One of the things they've been doing recently is the Great Date Experiment, where they ask couples to go on a date each month for six months. They give you a blueprint for each date -- a guide to follow that incorporates different facets of marriage from communication to romance. I just discovered this today, and the "experiment" might be nearing its end. But I'm going to try one of these blueprints soon. You can find them here -- just scroll down the page a bit.

We won't be able to try them on our next date though. On Saturday, we're going to a charity function (the Heart of a Child Fundraiser) that includes dinner and live music and a silent auction. I'm counting it as a date night, especially because Luke is staying at his grandparents, and I think in the morning, on Valentine's Day, we'll probably go out to breakfast. Which we all know is one of my favorite things (and one of my 20 little things). Since the night is already arranged, we'll save the experimenting for next time.

For this time, I'm just eagerly anticipating a night out without worry of coming home early to free the baby-sitter, a chance to get dressed up and go to a function organized by someone else, for something that supports my cause.


  1. the great date experiment is fabulous. we did a few last fall. they're fun and intimate and silly!

  2. This seems like a good idea, so I copied it...hey, this Catholic girl can be silly's not all chanting and kneeling in this house!! ;) haha, ok, I'll stop now...


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