52 Uncommon Dates Review

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I will be the first to admit that Derek and I are horrible about having "date night".  We don't get out very often (once every few months maybe?), and when we do we usually just go see a movie.  So when I had the opportunity to review 52 Uncommon Dates from Moody publishers, I decided to jump on it, hoping to get some inspiration for going on more unique dates.

This book did not disappoint!  The book starts with an introduction from Gary Chapman on the importance of continuing to date your spouse, and then it jumps right in to the date ideas.  Some of these dates are things that I might have thought of before, but most of them are things I don't think I would have ever come up with.

What I liked about each date idea was that they were each geared toward helping you connect with your spouse or significant other on a deeper level, emotionally and spiritually.  Discussion questions that have to do with the theme of each date are included, along with ideas for praying together before and after your date, ideas for incorporating your spouses love language into the date, and Bible verses you can look up related to the themes.  The book was very much geared toward Christian couples and strengthening not only your relationship with each other, but also pointing you both toward God through the process of dating.  That was pretty great, I thought.

I found that a lot of the dates were also flexible enough to adapt for a couple with young kids - which is nice, I think, because we can't always get a babysitter (which is probably why I can count on one hand the number of dates we have been on this year).  I liked that we could probably include the kids on a lot of these dates and still have a good time reconnecting with each other!  So Derek and I decided to do a jigsaw puzzle date over Labor Day weekend, inspired by the book.  Here we are:

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(Derek always makes these funny faces when I pull out the camera!  he cracks me up.)

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I think this is a fun book for any Christian married couple, and it will challenge you to date more creatively and think of ways to not just have fun together but also to include the Lord in your dating process.  Definitely check it out!

Note: I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for this review - this is my honest opinion.
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Caroline @ In Due Time said...

We are so bad at dates too!!!

Unknown said...

We're awful at dates! Super cute puzzle idea! I absolutely love doing puzzles, maybe I can talk my sweetie into doing one with me!

Rachel said...

Lately we've been dating less than ever--but creative dates can be so fun, it's worth it to take the time for it!

Susannah said...

Sounds like a great book! Nate and I have one called 101 Nights of Great Romance that we enjoy. :-)

Angie said...

I need a Date Night Idea Book! This might be an option
Thanks for the review :)

Melanie said...

Sounds like a fun book!

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

I enjoy books like this. We've been setting our goal for once a week dates. It's been good!

Hannah said...

That looks like a fun book! We could use some creative date ideas around here. Especially if they don't involve a babysitter. :P And my hubby totally makes silly faces when I point a camera at him, too!

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