Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Works-For-Me-Wednesday: The Great Date Experiment

“What do you want to do?”

“I dunno. What do you want to do?”

Sound familiar? It does to me. No, it’s not taking me back to the fourth grade, but to the last time Husband and I wanted to go out on a date. Sure, we enjoy doing fun things. But with all the stuff of life, fun things aren’t the first thing on your mind. Nor the second. Fun seems to hide back in the recesses of your brain somewhere between what an integer is and who the 17th President was. (Andrew Johnson. And don’t think I knew that off the top of my head, either. Google is my friend.) And so you end up going to the same places and doing the same things over and over again.

But our church is trying to remedy that with a new project called The Great Date Experiment. It’s a way for you to go out and have fun with your spouse without having to figure out what fun is supposed to be. And how to get to the fun when you’ve got spaghetti sauce on your shirt that you didn’t notice until after you left the house. Oh, and they even provide things to talk about. Not that cleaning the garage and the drama of the latest sibling argument aren’t wonderful topics, but it’s nice to have something else to talk about sometimes. And the best part is that it works for any budget.

You need not be local or a member of our church to participate. It’s open to everyone. But, if you are local, you can sign up for free childcare for the specified date nights! Yes, that’s right…f-r-e-e childcare!

And did I mention there are six of these? Six different dates with your spouse over the course of the spring! Six different times you can go out and have fun without having to plan too far in advance. And six different times you can have free childcare. (Provided, of course, that you live near here or are willing to ship your children.)

To get more details, click on over here and watch Ryan’s video. It explains everything. The first Great Date Experiment is ready for download now! Just click on over, print it out (under Resources & Downloads on the right), and get ready for some fun with your sweetie, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

I know that not having to plan a fun date, but still getting to go on one totally works for me. Will it work for you? Let me know!

For more Works-For-Me-Wednesday, head on over to We Are THAT Family.

**And also, Happy Birthday to Trump!**

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  1. I really like this! I've been thinking about mentioning a similar idea to those involved in couples ministry at our church. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I love this idea! I'm going to pass it along to our church leaders. Thanks!