It finally happens; you and your husband get a date night without the kids. You put on your favorite little black dress that makes you feel like a million dollars. You and your husband go to your favorite restaurant and are seated at a romantic, low-lit booth. The salad arrives and suddenly you remember that you have a work event on Thursday and are unable to take Eli to football practice. You ask hubs if he can take him this week and he says, “Of course.” Suddenly your entire conversation is about the kids, the house, and how the mower needs to be fixed before you have company on Saturday.
At the end of the night you return home feeling disillusioned and just as tense as you were when you left that night. Your romantic date night wasn’t about you and your husband. It turned into a family meeting and agenda planning. This is so easy to slip into and many marriage experts actually recommend that you ban topics during date nights with your spouse such as:
If you’ve ever tried this, you know that it can be hard! So much of our lives revolve around these things that it’s hard to create intimacy and really connect with your husband. To help you out, I’ve created these free printable marriage conversations cards. These are not only great to promote engaging conversation during date nights. They are also easy to pull out after the kids have gone to bed to be more intentional about connecting with each other on a regular basis. Instead of immediately sitting on the couch and catching up on your favorite show on Netflix, take 10 to 15 minutes to connect using these cards.
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Download and print marriage conversations cards onto cardstock.
Cut out each card.
Place cut cards onto self-laminating paper leaving about a ¼ to ½ inch between each card. Seal laminate (or if you are using one-sided, like me, place second sheet over top to seal).
Cut out laminated cards, leaving an edge of the laminate around the entire card.
These marriage conversations cards are designed to get you and your husband thinking and create more intimacy in your marriage. The prompts range from silly to serious because both are important to the health of your relationship. Print your cards today and surprise your husband with his favorite meal tonight after the kids are in bed. Use these cards as a jumping point to further conversation and a deeper understanding of each other.
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