6 Simple, Fun and Sexy Summer Dates that will Keep the Spark in Your Marriage

BY: - 4 Jun '15 | Intimacy

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Summertime is a special time. Some are already complaining about the heat, but I’ll take this any day over the white stuff. And now that we’ve got the kids all squared away with their summer activities, it’s time to schedule some fun in the sun with your spouse! I love creating new memories and finding new things to do with my hubby. So I scoured the interwebs for some ideas to inspire you to turn up the heat this summer.

Here are 6 Simple, Fun & Sexy Ideas for Summer Romance in Your Marriage:

1. Surprise date:

I absolutely love this idea of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. What I love about this date idea is that it’s a celebration of the love you have for one another, and truly allows you to reminisce on the things that brought you together. This would be a perfect idea especially for a summer anniversary celebration.

2. Dream date:

Create the date of your spouse’s dreams – literally! From the location, attire, food and activities, this short and simple survey will give you absolutely everything you need to know to plan your spouse’s dream date. No more guessing or stressing about what to do or whether they’ll like it. As an added bonus, you can have them fill out the survey (three at a time) at the beginning of every quarter, and then you can pull them out on a monthly basis at random and get to planning.

3. Summer concert:

What better way to say summer than to go out and enjoy all the local concerts and festivals happening around you? From the live bands to the local artists performances, it’s bound to be a great time. Not sure where to look? Check out this line-up of summer music festivals happening around the world, and look for a city near you.

4. Slow dance: Does anyone still do that?

And I don’t mean when you’re out at a party or a wedding. I mean, just randomly break into a high school giddy couple and just start dancing with each other around the house. Get on Pandora and listen to slow jams while you reminisce about your first date or first dance on your wedding night. This song just screams summer – “Slow Dance” by John Legend:

5. Cuddle up:

Every month, I try to schedule a “do nothing” weekend (unless something is urgent, nothing can fill up that time). Why? Because there is always.something.going.on. And I’ve decided that I can’t be everywhere all the time. And I don’t know about you, but I love to cuddle. So I’m going to schedule in some cuddle time this summer. And what better way to make it more fun than to add this cuddle kit to the mix? Get an empty basket and fill it with some special treats just for you and your spouse.

6. Get naked:

While we’re on the subject of cuddling, what better way to do it? Hey, temps will continue to rise, so why not take advantage of the situation? Did you know that July 14th is National Nude Day? So by all means, take this time to celebrate with your spouse. And you can start your date off with these 25 kisses.

Whatever way you decide to turn up the volume of romance in your marriage this summer, be sure to just have fun with it. Cherish every moment, and get ready to build upon a lifetime of memories.

BMWK: What other simple, fun or sexy summer marriage date ideas would you add to this list? What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple during the summer?

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Christine St. Vil wrote 153 articles on this blog.

Christine St.Vil is co-author of the Whose Shoes Are Your Wearing: 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to Be. A happy wife to an amazing hubby of 8 years, and homeschooling mother of three, she teaches moms how to FLY (First Love Yourself). She uses her corporate background to work with women who are ready to start a new business, accelerate their career growth & design a life they love. She's on a mission to help moms to battle the mom guilt epidemic, so they can begin to put themselves first on their never-ending list of priorities.

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I Asked My Wife Did She Regret Marrying Me? And, Here is What She Said

BY: - 11 Jun '15 | Intimacy

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This weekend my wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary by renting a country guest house on a small piece of land in Wimberley, TX. A few short weeks ago Wimberley was devastated by the recent floods that affected Oklahoma through Texas and left Houston underwater overnight. This weekend many of the residents simultaneously told us stories of disaster and triumph in the community. They were also very glad that things were finally starting to get back to normal and very gracious to host visitors again.

Our guest house was perfect. Wild Plum Cottage is situated about 10 mins outside of Wimberley on a beautiful piece of country land complete with a decades old tractor, live chickens, fire pit and Praline, the boisterous puppy of the property.

It was perfect.

During our decade together, I have tried to make my wife’s life an interesting one. Historically, I’ve been the breadwinner, but that could change at any time. I’ve allowed my career to take us from Houston to Florida to Atlanta and back to Texas. Changes of scenery keep life interesting. It’s amazing what a change of scenery can accomplish.

Everything has a price though. And the price for constantly changing states and addresses is the lack of stability. Relationships change. Jobs change. Careers change. Money is spent. Relocating isn’t cheap. Friendships are tested. Not everyone adapts to change well.

Prior to our weekend getaway, I told my wife we could do whatever we wanted that weekend – and that includes having any conversations we need to have. How many things go unsaid or unasked in a decade of matrimony?

Sometime past midnight during our second night at the cottage while laying in bed after a full day of Wimberley exploring, a great impromptu visit from family, and a delicious meal from the Leaning Pear, I asked my wife the question I wanted an honest answer to:

“Do you regret getting married to me?”

During the noticeable pause, she glowed in the candle light before she finally said, “No. I don’t regret it……………I would just go back and start our relationship differently. To avoid many of the issues we had when we started.”

This time I was noticeably silent. I was relieved she hadn’t said ‘yes,’ but I couldn’t ignore the pregnancy in her pause. Retrospect is 20/20 they say, and I’m glad that even looking back, she would be willing to do it all again. Because as we all know, like a good restaurant, that’s how you can tell the mark of a good relationship – knowing what you know now, would you go back and eat there again?

Even if my wife wanted to go back and try a different appetizer, I’m thrilled she decided to stick around for the entree. I’m a lucky man. She keeps life interesting.

I’ll ask her again in 10 years.

BMWK – do you and your spouse ever have courageous conversations?

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Isom Kuade is a father and a husband, resting his head in the middle of Texas. He's doing his best to adult with purpose and sneak in some good meals along the way. He and his wife tell stories of their triumphs, failures, and biased opinions at pancakesandcider.com.

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