Marriage Fertilizer- Ideas for Better Conversations & Date Ideas

Marriage Fodder. Feed your marriage –
The other day someone said, “My husband is the most important person in my life,” and it made me think.
Wow she is right.
Eamon, my husband is my favorite, most important person in my life.
But actions speak louder than words. 
I make sure I schedule time with friends and go out and have fun with them.
But when I think about it, I really have not made the effort to cut out time specifically to have fun with Eamon, my husband.
Yes we are ‘together’ all day long, but we don’t have much time to ‘have fun’ and have great conversations.
We really need to make this more of a priority!!
So we are !!
And I challenge you to do the same with the awesome/special people in your life that you hold dear, but seem to take for granted from time to time.
But you know, when you finally get that sitter for the kids, you are heading out the door, get in the car, then the question is, “So where do you want to eat? What do you want to do.”
Argggh! I really don’t like that question!! 🙂
Having to find a gluten free, diary free, soy free restaurant that is good and actually fills you up – it’s a challenge my friends (as you know and can imagine) !!
Then we finally decide where to go, and then, we end up talking about work or the kids.
Eamon has a wonderful talent for conversation, he really could make a conversation with anyone really. It’s one of the things that I love about him.
But sometimes there is a lull, and I’d love to have a change up of topics.
So I turned to google and found some questions that can help with some great marriage building questions. 🙂
I thought I would share with y’all.
Hey, it may not be needed for your relationship, but really couldn’t hurt, right?
Here are a few that I thought were dandy 
(and for those of you who are single, it can still apply for the dates you are on, or even when you are out with friends):
If we could just drop what we’re doing and go do something fun, what would it be?
What is one of the most adventurous things you’ve ever done?
In your opinion, what makes a great parent/friend?
What are five essential values we want our children to embrace above all others?
What can we do as a couple/friendship to change the world in which we live?
What are the five things you are most thankful for in your life right now? What are some of the things you do to show this thankfulness?
Whose marriage do you most consider to be a model marriage? –What is it about their marriage that you most admire?
Has there been a time in the past year or two when God seemed especially real or close to you? If so, explain.
When have you felt the most loved by me?
What fears do you wrestle with the most? How do you manage them?
With so many marriages falling apart around us today, what steps can you and I take to ensure that we stay close as a couple, emotionally and spiritually?

When have you felt most loved by me?

What is your first memory of me?
What is the very best time we’ve had as a couple/friendship?
How can I encourage you more?
What is your favorite childhood memory?
What is the most important lesson you learned from your parents?
Describe the perfect marriage?

25 fun date night ideas you will look forward to.

  1. Tandem bike riding.
  2. Train for an event.
  3. Cook a meal together, and/or take a cooking class.
  4. Read Song of Solomon together and discuss.
  5. Couples game night.
  6. Go-cart racing.
  7. Kick-boxing or Indoor Rock Climbing
  8. Test drive very expensive cars.
  9. Karaoke at a local restaurant.
  10. Order take-out and camp-out with a tent in your back yard.
  11. Play Twister…just the two of you.
  12. Dance or exercise video games.
  13. Borrow or rent a musical instrument, and create a song.
  14. Volunteer at a local soup kitchen.
  15. Create lunch bags and drive around looking for homeless people to bless.
  16. Use your family membership for the zoo, museum, etc…go without kids.
  17. Movies in the park during the summer.
  18. Take a long lunch and go to a free daytime movie at the theater.
  19. Visit open houses.
  20. Take a walk.
  21. Go to a professional or college sporting event.
  22. Drive-in movie.
  23. Go to a corn-maze or pumpkin patch.
  24. Rent a room and act like you are out of town.
  25. Build or repair something.
Have you tried any of them?  If so, please share in the comment section below.  If not, share some of your ideas.
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