Justin and I thoroughly enjoy our date nights and time together, and we think they are essential to our marriage.
"It is a mercy to have a faithful friend that loveth you entirely… to whom you may open your mind and communicate your affairs… And it is a mercy to have so near a friend to be a helper to your soul and…to stir up in you the grace of God." Richard Baxter (Puritan), A Christian Directory
Last weekend, we had two date nights in a row! On Friday, we tried out a restaurant that we had never been to before in Matthews. The atmosphere was fun, but the service and most of the food were not impressive. GadoGado's shrimp appetizer was tasty, and we compare all shrimp apps to Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp, so it must have been good. Even with poor service, we LOVE talking with each other and not telling someone to take a bite. :)
On Saturday, we put the girls to bed, and then grilled steaks and had a really fun date night at home (saves on $ for the babysitter).