Do you recall your first date with your spouse?
I think that most of us do. We had a babeque and then afterwards went out and sang karaoke. It was a lot of fun, and of course it sparked the change of a lifetime.
As we grow together it can be pretty easy to forget some of the happy times that we have had together, and this kind of forgetting can also cause us to beghin to grow apart. Growing apart, to me, is more about choosing to not continue to cause ourselves to fall in love with the one that we love again.
Taking time to spend time together, just the two of us is often very difficult. There are children, jobs, responsibilities with church and volunteer organizations as well as sports and other commitments. But those times that we choose to take the time are all well rewarded. We build a few more happy memories to pile on top of those that we already have. It becomes a bit easier to fall in love again which makes it a bit easier to do all of the little things that make a relationship smoother.
When was the last time you thought about your first date?