We have been married for 44 years come this December, and we met in ministry…
In todayâ€™s economy, â€œdate nightsâ€ or one evening special events are a lower cost way to help encourage, enhance and enrich relationships. These can be themed and fun. Often we speak on our book, Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like SpaghettiÂ Â Â Â AddÂ aÂ pasta meal,served with a waffle cone with ice cream dessert, twinkling lights or candles, fresh flowers, romantic music and the flame is fanned on love! Â
Recently we enjoyed lunch with a few of our friends who are also marriage communicators. Two of these couples do date nights as well. Jay and Laura Laffoon call themselves marriage edu-tainers and mix stand up comedy, music with a little marriage enrichment training Â on He Said/She Said for a fun evening. David and Claudia Arp are best known for their 10 Great Dates and often churches use their 10 session videos for a monthly date night. Some groups add in some appetizers, free babysitting and couples make time to come!
We haveÂ date nights for our books Red Hot Monogamy, The Marriage Code and 10 Best Decisions a Couple Can Make so we have four options so some groups have us back year after year. We love teaming with churches and using their musicians, their drama, and their video tech team because often this brings a local flavor to the evening and couples will bring other couples! Add in some local cuisine (like spicy Mexican or Caribbean food on a Red Hot Monogamy night) and the passionate atmosphere is complete.
In Red Hot Monogamy, we share a study that says when a date includes all five senses then that memory is a positive one lodged further into the memoryâ€”so church, love and happiness are entwined. Â We have some dates open for 2011-2012, email us for info: http://love-wise.com/infoform.php. Help lower the divorce rate by making your church a place love is nurtured.
PS: ( video ofÂ Waffles and Spaghetti @ Shadow Mountain church)