I was never too convinced of the "date your mate" thing until I spent 40 days in the workbook, "Love Dare." Upon completing that, my opinion took a total 180.  Since the Cuban & I have "returned" to dating, we've had a great time in each other's company & good fun sniffing out new restaurants! Here's a recent day-date. We took the jeep to the beach then had lunch at Giorgio's on the beach. Do you date your mate? I know it sounds cheesy but I've learned it's essential.

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1. bJ Forwood wrote:
Mobiles grrr is that what I see in the first pic? To answer your question I'm trying too get something on thats all.

February 28, 2011 @ 8:08 PM

2. Maria Magdalena W. wrote:
It's awesome!! And it's important to keep the relationship interesting. ;)
In 1Peter 3...... Talks about the relationship between husband n wife! You guys are doing a great job!! God bless!

February 28, 2011 @ 8:16 PM

3. LeadHership wrote:
@BJ - hahahahaha!! that is so funny! BUSTED!
@Maria - Love the verse. Thank you!

March 1, 2011 @ 5:51 AM

4. Art wrote:
Very important, in my opinion. Our "date night" is coming up on Friday!

March 1, 2011 @ 7:03 AM

5. mom wrote:
very important to do !! your dad and i would get out once a week even if it was driving around in the country just to talk ..look at beautiful scenery ..take walks has paid off married almost forty years and still going strong ! all the glory goes to God ..he is our foundation !

March 1, 2011 @ 7:44 AM

6. LeadHership wrote:
Art - what a good role model for our kiddos too
Mom - You and Dad left a lasting impression when I moved out on the value of dating each other. Thank you!

March 1, 2011 @ 9:48 AM

7. Juanita wrote:
After celebrating 20 years of marriage, turned out to be the same year we were about to get divorced. Marriage counseling and anti-depression meds didn't help. I remember the therapist tell me once (I think it was the only thing I got out of him) was that when you are at rock bottom---there is no where else to go but to get up and make a choice. We weren't Christians then, I was the only "practicing believer" in our marriage. 4 months later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I felt a bat hit my knees. So the focus changed from salvaging our marriage to saving my life. What a wake up call!!! It was then, that I let God in. He took us thru this journey, which took 5 surgeries, 6 months of chemo (yup, I lost all my hair), 2 months of radiation so I can say I am cancer free! Oct.2009 we came to Potential Church (aka Flamingo Road Church). God saved my life and our marriage. I say the breast cancer is what saved our marriage. It brought us closer and we became one again. My husband always told me how beautiful I looked while I was hairless. In our marriage vows, "in sickness and in health" was all so vivid to me during that trial. We started "dating" once a month and it has been an unbelievable and miraclous journey ever since. Looking back on it, at the moment, you "can't see" what "we see" now, (The song, "I can see clearly now" makes so much sense to me now). We are now Christians, got baptized in 2010 TOGETHER and go on date nights once a month. Pastor Troy gave a teaching in Spin the Bottle segments about marriage and how we need to put our spouse first in everything. How that is a legacy we leave our kids. So glad that Pastor Troy reminded us all on that and you too Heather. We are living it now as Christ followers and life is beautiful!

March 1, 2011 @ 12:55 PM

8. LeadHership wrote:
Juanita - beauuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful testimony, girl. Thank YOU for sharing! God bless you!

March 1, 2011 @ 8:05 PM

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