After weeks of feeling frustrated about my husband not taking me out on dates, I decided to do something about it. My problem was that I didn’t quite know how to approach it without nagging him, while also clearly communicating the depth of my feelings. I wanted him to know that date night is important to me. I took some time to think it through and found a way to handle it … [Read more...]
Top 10 Things Women Love To Do On Valentine’s Day
[tps_header] Valentine’s Day is around the corner. For many, this day of love comes with some stress due to the uncertainty around gift ideas. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Honestly, it shouldn’t be that way. Expressing yourself to the woman you love should come easily. February 14th shouldn’t be about how much you spend or how many gifts you buy. It should be a … [Read more...]
3 Huge Mistakes Husbands Make When They Plan Travel and How They Can Fix It!
We recently ran an informal survey on our Black and Married With Kids Facebook page, and the results were interesting to say the least. We asked what your husband does wrong when he plans the family’s travel. And the ladies didn’t hold back. Let me guess, you’re not surprised, lol. For the sake of husbands everywhere, I’ve curated a few of the top responses and have supplied … [Read more...]
3 Keys to the Perfect Date Weekend Without the Kids! #1 is Vital
Weekend travel warriors.... come out and play-eeee-yayyy!!!! If you're a regular reader of BMWK then you know that we heavily promote date night and its importance with your spouse. Date night gives you the opportunity to recharge and reconnect and that connection is vital if you intend to maintain your relationship past the stress of work, parenting and everything else … [Read more...]
5 Things You Really Don’t Feel Like Doing But Should “DO IT ANYWAY” for Your Relationship
Awkward truth moment: The longer you’re in a relationship or marriage, the more time you’ve had to get on each other’s nerves. Also, the more time you’ve had to go through seasons and conflict and emotional roller coasters. Sometimes you get tired; sometimes you don’t feel like it; sometimes you want to say “screw it!” and go take a long, perfect nap…alone. Sometimes you … [Read more...]
7 Creative Date Ideas That’ll Effectively Kill Netflix and Chill
[tps_header]The summer's not yet over. Just because cooler weather threatens with fall's fast approach, doesn't mean your date life has to cool off too. Put the repetitive Netflix and Chill on ice and heat up your relationship with some out-of-the-box date ideas.[/tps_header] Spend a Night Outdoors Take it back to the summer nights during your childhood when you and the … [Read more...]
Date Night? 7 Must-See Concerts to Catch with Bae This Summer
[tps_header] Need some date night suggestions? Here’s one suggestion: don’t wait until the last minute to plan it. Here’s our second suggestion: try a summer concert. Below are some of the hottest summer concerts coming to a city near you. They are a great opportunity for you and your significant other to get dressed up, go out and sing along to some of the very … [Read more...]
Dinner and a Movie No More! 12 New Ways to Reconnect With Your Spouse.
Dinner and a movie, dinner by itself, dinner and a movie in the house until you both fall asleep on the movie, dinner, then dinner again. Sound boring yet? I don’t know what it is, but often once we get married or get in long-term relationships our only idea of a date (if we still go on those) far too often involves the same variations of dinner and a movie. Although dinner … [Read more...]
5 Fun Backyard Ideas That Spice Up Date Night Right at Home!
When it comes to date night, we are all guilty of going straight for the dinner and a movie option. But, that option can quickly become monotonous and boring. Let's spice up date night without breaking the bank. These 5 super backyard dates will not only offer you the variety you seek, but will also add fun and romance to your relationship. Need a little creativity with your … [Read more...]
Have a US Open Date Night Experience Within the Next 7 Days!
When was the last time you did something special on date night? I mean something that provided memories and stories that you'll share over and over again. We recently shared that keeping the spice in your marriage means switching it up. And that's exactly what we did this week at the US Open in New York city. We had an amazing time and want you to do the same. Lucky … [Read more...]
2 Specific Actions that Led Me to My Wife
We are told as believers to be patient, and WAIT on God regarding the coming of our spouses, but waiting is literally one of the most challenging things to do in our day and time. I didn't date much during my high school and college years, simply because I saw it as a time for me to develop my relationship with God. Also, because my pastor made it very clear to me, that I … [Read more...]
5 Areas for My Family to Stress Less & Live More
As my quest for a stress free and more balanced life continues, I have turned my focus to how my home is run on a daily basis. Stress doesn't just come from your own bad habits, but sometimes a household change is in order to get things right. Much like the early bird challenge shook up my morning routine, I am shaking up my family’s day-to-day for the next month just to see if … [Read more...]
5 Keys to Creating a Relationship Vision Board that Nurtures Your Marriage
Whether you are engaged to be married, a newlywed or celebrating 20 plus years in matrimony one thing is for sure, people change. The partner that you married yesterday is not the partner you have today. Change is always occurring. Change can be good or bad, and that all depends on the person viewing it. So how do you stay connected and on the same page when life keeps … [Read more...]
6 Tips to Eliminate the Date Night Blues
Do you have the date night blues? They can look a little something like this: You can’t remember the last time you and your husband went out on a date alone. The last time you went out, it was to see a movie and eat at the same restaurant down the street. Again. Whenever you do have some free time, you go around in circles trying to decide what to … [Read more...]
Singles: 3 Creative Ways to Meet Men this Weekend
Are you frustrated with the dating scene in your town? Does it seem like everywhere you go, you only meet men who are too old, too married, too young, or too undateable? If you're wondering where all the high-quality men are, it's time to take matters into your own hands and use creative ways to meet men. That's what my roommate and I did when we were single. We grew tired of … [Read more...]