I don’t know about you, but ever since Jack and I became parents, it’s been more and more difficult to make time for ourselves, and to nourish our own relationship. Whether you’re parents or not – sometimes life circumstances can change the way we operate within our relationships. Maybe your child is making us too exhausted to stay up chatting with your spouse at night. Maybe a new job is making it harder for you to visit your boyfriend, or even get dinner together once in a while. If you’re engaged, sometimes even the busyness of wedding planning can make you forget to sit down and breathe for a moment. Regardless of where you are in life, I think we’ve all had moments where we think, “when even WAS the last time we spent time together & went out of our way to do something special just for us?”
Although our family would absolutely NOT be complete without our best buddy Ezra, it’s been hard at times for Jack and I to put time and effort into our marriage. We’ve found ourselves getting short with one another, going to bed angry some nights, miscommunicating, and feeling frustrated and burnt out. Since we both work, it’s hard sometimes to MAKE time for one another in the evening, away from our phones with the TV off. Honestly sometimes all I want to do is just veg out on my phone after a long day, ya know? This upcoming year, however, I really want to be more intentional in my marriage, and purposefully take action in reigniting the spark with my spouse. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I’ve been using my Cultivate What Matters PowerSheets to help me iron out my goals for 2019, and I am SO thankful to be using them to help me determine how I can cultivate a stronger & healthier relationship with my spouse in this upcoming year.
I discovered Date Night In Boxes while I was scrolling through Instagram and was instantly intrigued. A Date Night from my couch without getting out of my pajamas, OR having to put makeup on? Count me in! I reached out to them and was SO grateful for the opportunity to try out my very first box! I can’t believe we didn’t do this sooner, to be honest – a monthly date night sent straight to our door with all of the elements we need for a great evening in. I don’t think Jack and I realized how much we needed this – and it wasn’t even anything extravagant. And we did it all from the couch, in our pajamas.
To end our night, we put together our little dry-erase gratitude board from the box, and set it up next to our bathroom mirror. The point was to put it somewhere that you can see every day, and to erase and write a new message every once in a while, something you are grateful for! I love this, because now no matter what kind of day we’re having, I can take a glance at the board and remember what I have to be thankful for. An AWESOME thing about the Date Night In Box is that your night doesn’t have to end when you get to the last page of the pamphlet – they even give you suggestions on how to continue your night, such as movie ideas!
On top of the value that this adds to Jack and I’d relationship, it is extremely affordable for us, and the website even gives you options to pay for months in advance if that fits your budget better! Boxes start at only $41.99 per month with free shipping! I know for a fact that Jack and I spend more than that if we’re out to eat at a nice restaurant – but with everything in this box we’re given a whole date night full of activities to cultivate our relationship, for less than $50 for the entire month!
In the middle of what is probably life’s busiest season yet, I am so thankful that Jack and I have the Date Night In Box to look forward to every month. Not only will it help me achieve my goal of building a stronger marriage in 2019, but it gives us a chance to break the mold of boring “date night outs” and try something new for a change. Click any of the links in his post to get your own Date Night In Box, or even gift it to a friend or family member who you think would love it!!