Happy Valentines Day, everyone! Today we have some creative ideas from Tim and Kim Cranmer. Tim and Kim have been married for many years and, by God’s grace, are still pursuing romance in their relationship. There’s nothing more romantic than seeing a couple committed to each other and pursing a Godly marriage. Below they suggest us some inexpensive date night ideas (from their own experience) and some helpful relational questions to help build a romantic evening.
Date Night Ideas:
1. Monday thru Friday from 5-7 at J.B. Dawson’s you can get half price appetizers when you sit in the bar area. The buffalo tenders and bruschetta are our favorites and the portions are generous. Ask for a table in the bar area at the front desk.
2. Sign up for email coupons from Isaac’s. They are always offering $5 sandwiches or buy one get one free. Go to the Greenfield Road location enjoy dinner then take a walk around the Greenfield Park where you will find ponds and fountains and benches to just sit and talk.
3. The first Friday of every month downtown Lancaster is open late to the public. We like to walk around the local art galleries then stop at Carmen & David’s for a $1 mini ice cream come. Also, Royers Flowers on Queen Street offers flower specials every Friday.
4. Every night is Wing night at American Bar & Grill from 5pm til close. Music may be a little loud sometimes so try to sit by the window or against the far wall.
5. After dinner during the week take your spouse and your favorite game to Prince Street Cafe, sit by the window and enjoy your favorite dessert together with a nice hot coffee or tea.
Feel free to add your date night ideas in the comment area below.
1. Where have you seen God at work in our marriage recently? What area in our marriage are you most encouraged about?
2. When you think about the future, describe for me what you hope our marriage will be like. What are some marital examples you admire? Why?
3. What is the main area you would like to see me focus on becoming a more godly husband/wife this year? What specific steps can I take to grow in this area?
4. What are some activities, classes, trips, or projects you’d like to do together this year?
5. How can I lead more effectively in planning and overseeing our calendar? Think in terms of church involvement, date nights, family devotions, hospitality, and other areas.
6. Describe my strengths and weaknesses in communication with you. Over the past few months, how consistently have I taken the initiative to stay current with you and experience fellowship with you?
7. How can I grow in romancing you? What do you like and what don’t you like? (Be specific.)
Feel free to suggest more questions in the comment section below.