By Kendra Roehl
Yes, you can date your husband at home and still have fun! Here are five creative ways to have a date at home.
5 Ways to Date Your Husband at Home
“What do you want to play tonight?” My husband Kyle asked as I put the last of the supper dishes into the dishwasher.
“I’m not sure, maybe Yahtzee?”
“Sure, I’ll get it set up,” he said with a grin as he walked into the dining room.
For the past month or so, my husband and I have been playing games together several nights a week. It happened by chance; my son asked to play one evening and ever since then, Kyle and I have started playing board games or cards. Sometimes our kids join us, other nights it’s just us, but it’s become a fun way for us to reconnect and spend some time together each week.
This simple shift in our evening routine got me thinking about other ways to connect with my husband on a date at home. Here’s my top five recommendations for dating your husband at home:
- Play a board or card game together.
Is there a game you or your husband loved as a kid? A game your family played when you were young? Playing games together is a wonderful way to connect and enjoy fun competition.
- Take a walk around your neighborhood together.
On cooler evenings, my husband and I will often take a walk together. We hold hands, chat about our day, talk about what else is coming up for the week and discuss weekend plans. It’s one way we’re able to communicate and make sure we’re on the same page each week.
- Take an online class together.
My sister and her husband took an online cooking class and loved it. After having a double date at their house and experiencing a class for ourselves, we decided to take a couple more classes of our own at home. It was fun to do an activity together and have a few new wonderful meals to add to our regular rotation.
- Watch a movie or series together.
This past spring, Kyle and I watched all of the John Grisham movies we could find. Although we’d both seen them before, it was fun to relive them again with each other. We’d pop some popcorn, grab a blanket and snuggle on the couch together while we watched the movies.
- Popsicle Stick Date Night Jar.
When looking for some fun activities to do with my husband, I came across this idea and couldn’t wait to try it. All it takes is a jar or mug and some popsicle sticks. Each of you writes several ideas for activities you’d like to do together and then every evening (or however often you’d like), one of you pulls a popsicle stick and you do the activity together. Ideas: Go for a picnic lunch, take a bike ride, have a bonfire, stargaze together. If you’re unsure what else to add, just look up popsicle stick date night ideas online, and the lists are endless!
We often don’t even need to leave our homes to date our husbands. Life can get busy for all of us, but being intentional to take even small opportunities to date our spouse is important and vital for a healthy marriage. Even more importantly, it’s fun!
Wife Step: This week, pick one way to date your husband at home and then make a plan to do it.
Do it afraid. Kendra Roehl has sought to live out that advice as a social worker, foster parent, mother of five, public speaker and author. Kendra and her husband have become well-known advocates for foster care, taking in over 20 children in six years, and adopting three of them. She continues to care for others on their journeys as a frequent speaker, a founder of The Ruth Experience and an author of several books, including the One Year Daily Acts of Friendship: 365 Days to Finding, Keeping, and Loving Your Friends. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook @theruthexperience
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