Wednesday, January 19, 2011

When was the last time you went on a date?

How would you like to go out on a hot date this weekend...with your husband?

Most women's lives are a whirlwind of work, appointments, kids, and housework. They barely have enough time to devote to feeding themselves let alone carry on courting rituals with their spouses. According to a survey, 517 women ages 25-60, 81 percent of women said they let other activities take precedence over sexual intimacy in their lives.

"The bottom line is that people are just not prioritizing," says renowned relationship expert and marriage counselor Michele Weiner-Davis. Romance, she says, is something that needs to be cultivated and nurtured--it is not something that just happens on its own.
Weiner-Davis cites kids as being a major reason for the romantic disconnect that may exist between a couple, "As a culture, we have become very child-focused and parents feel like they need to spend all their free time with their kids," she explains, "but parents should spend time with one another for their kids. If they don't spend time with one another, they're not bonding or building friendship."

As a practicing marriage counselor since the 1980s, Weiner-Davis often comes into contact with couples that are struggling to figure out the reason their relationship is failing. She is often able to cut to the root of the problem by asking one simple question: "When was the last time you went on a date?"

10 Great Dates With Your Mate
Second Tuesday of each month, February - November
6:15 – 7:00 pm
Room 1502, No Cost
*Free childcare available
Gather to hear a variety of topics led by various speakers (30 minutes); then have dinner out. NEW TOPICS/SPEAKERS! Register at 392-1191.

My honey & I have been participating in Asbury's Date Program for 11 years now! It is an opportunity that no couple should pass up! I truly believe that all those years of investing in our dating life have reaped huge dividends in our marriage! Won't you join us??

(Don't have to be an Asbury member to participate)

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