The Marriage Files – Episode 4
by Jay Bowen
“Think not because you are now wed that all your courtship’s at an end.” Mendoza
Dating is a vital part to a healthy marriage. Remember when you asked her to go out on your first date? You tried to act calm, cool and in charge but your voice and demeanor failed you. You were nervous and she knew it! And ladies…you were dying inside and praying that you wouldn’t appear to be crazy with excitement. I know. I’ve been there.
Karen and I often reflect on our first dinner, movie and walk on the beach. I asked to hold her hand for the first time as we crossed a busy intersection in Norfolk. I never wanted to let go of her beautifully soft hand, despite the buckets of sweat dripping down. Our dates were extended for hours by deep conversations over the phone. My face was paralyzed with a smile the entire date and it was physically painful when the date was over.
We talk about these times fairly often to remind ourselves that we never graduate from dating…we only get better at it! Have a wonderful time walking down memory lane with your spouse tonight and then planning the next great date. Make it memorable!
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