As fall approaches, you have a whole new set of opportunities for season-specific dates with your spouse! It’s essential to spend quality time connecting as husband and wife, and carving out time for dates can help keep your marriage strong!
Over this month, try out some of these date ideas perfect for September:
1. Horseback Riding
A great way to enjoy the slightly cooler weather, riding horses together is a little bit adventurous, a lot of fun, and gets you outside enjoying nature together. If you can, find a place that offers horseback riding in an area you’ve never really explored. You can soak up the sites, learn a new skill, and get some fresh air together.
2. Go Camping
Even if it’s just for a night or two, early fall is one of the best times of year for a camping trip. You can bundle up in sleeping bags, cook over an open fire, gaze at the stars… And enjoy the peace and quiet of being away from the bustle of daily life. If it’s just the two of you, you’ll have plenty of time to talk, to sip some wine, and to romp around in the tent – with no one around to interrupt!
3. Shoot Pool
Head to your local bowling alley or pool hall for an evening of billiards. You can play 8-ball, 9-ball, any of a host of other popular games, or if you’re feeling creative, make up your own rules. You can even make little wagers with each other to spice things up. It doesn’t matter if neither of you are any good – just make sure you have fun!
4. Themed Movie Marathon
If the weather has you stuck indoors, have a theme-specific movie marathon! It could be action movies, classics, musicals… whatever you choose! It might require a trip to the local rental place, or, if you’ve got Netflix or something similar, the categories are practically set up for you! Snuggle up on the couch and take in some quality cinema with your spouse.
5. Enjoy the Harvest
The last days of summer also mark harvest season for many, many crops. Depending on your area, this might be a perfect opportunity to eat some fresh picked apples, enjoy a wine tasting that coincides with the grape harvest, or get your hands on some squash right from the ground! Many towns have festivals and community celebrations in conjunction with the harvest season, so make the most of it!
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Dr. Dana Fillmore and Amy Barnhart, co-Founders, StrongMarriageNow.com