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Why Date Night Matters and How to Make It Happen

November 08, 2022
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We’ve gone on many fun dates in our twenty years of marriage! Listen in as we do a not-so-rapid-fire Q&A round sharing highlights from our top dates over the years. You’ll hear about our unplanned convertible ride through the desert, the time we flew kites in the park, our dinner date that included a lot of fake blood, and our evening in a castle.

Even though we’ve made it a priority over the years to date each other, we know that in certain seasons of life, it can be challenging to make date night a reality. Sometimes as couples, we can even wonder, “What’s the point? We’re already married!” But date night isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity! Hear why we believe date night matters and learn creative and practical ways to make it a consistent reality in your marriage.

4 Practical Ways to Make Date Night a Reality:

1. Determine together that date night is a necessity
2. Be flexible on the when and how long of date night
3. Adjust expectations to fit your current season of life
4. Schedule weeknight dates to break up the monotony

Us Time Challenge

Plan a date for this week! Put it on the calendar and make it happen. If you’re not sure what to do or where to go, plan your date based on one of these categories we shared:

• Dinner Date
• Outdoor Date
• Special Occasion Date
• Event Date
• Home Date

Team Us Resources:

• Team Us: The Unifying Power of Grace, Commitment, and Cooperation in Marriage (
• FREE Team Us Study Guide (

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

• “Better Decisions” message from Chad Moore at Sun Valley Community Church (

• 15 Fun Date Night Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank from Darlene Schacht (

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• Website (
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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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