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How to Have a Date-Night Conversation That’s Not About Work, Bills, Schedules, or Kids

March 07, 2023
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What if every time you go out on a date with your spouse, all you talk about is work, bills, schedules, and — if you have them — kids? As vitally important as those things are to discuss, we chat about how you can have a date-night conversation that’s NOT about work, bills, schedules, or kids. Listen in as we share four steps you can put into practice.

4 Steps to Date-Night Conversations That Deepen Your Connection

  1. Set a timer.
  2. Pick out conversation starters in advance.
  3. Choose questions wisely.
  4. Listen well and be curious.

Us Time Challenge 

Go on a date night and practice these steps. Make sure you and your spouse each pick out a conversation starter or two that you want to ask the other.

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Ted and Ashleigh first met in Chesapeake, Virginia in 2001. In December 2002, they said, “I do, of course!” Since then, they’ve lived in five more states and celebrated the births of four daughters. Both have master’s degrees in Communication from Regent University, and over the years they’ve served as premarital mentors for engaged couples.

Ted’s a website developer, and Ashleigh is the author of the books Team Us: The Unifying Power of Grace, Commitment and Cooperation in Marriageand Braving Sorrow Together: The Transformative Power of Faith and Community When Life Is Hard.

Ashleigh has also written for publications including, Focus on the Family Magazine,, and HuffPost.

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