Statistics show that the divorce rate in western countries is about 50%. Further examination reveals that the end of flirting/dating after getting married is the primary reason why a relationship isn’t sparky anymore.
No matter you have children or not, you are supposed to have a weekly date night with your spouse. Truthfully, if you have children, you will still find a way to have a weekly date night with your spouse when you actually want to do so. For example, you may ask someone that you can trust to take care of the kids for a few hours per week.
After getting married, you should still spend time enjoying your own interests and hobbies. In this way, when you interact with your spouse, you always have something interesting to talk about, so your spouse is constantly discovering something exciting about you. This creates and maintains the excitement (AKA the spark) in your marriage as well.
You and your spouse can join a dance class such as Salsa and Tango. When you are learning something like this together, the connection becomes stronger – you make this experience entertaining and educational, so dopamine is produced, which is similar to the dating stage of a relationship.
You can start a book club with your spouse. You two will read the same book and discuss the ideas in the book together, thereby growing in the same direction. Try finding a good devotional or book you two will enjoy reading together and then discussing after!
This one is so important and refreshing to the soul! Travel is a great way to keep dating your spouse forever because this lifestyle gives you shared experiences which could be the foundation for a strong emotional connection.