GUIDELINES FOR GOING ON A GREAT DATE:
- Romance isn’t always hot and steamy. Sometimes it is simply doing what you both really enjoy. Biblical mandate implies that the man always takes initiative.
- Romance is a discipline in that most guys have to work hard at it. Ladies, it’s okay to make some suggestions:
- In answering these questions, be creative and think in terms of the step-by-step process of how the date would go. So, don’t just think, “Watch an Outdoor Movie” – Rather, think about how the evening would start, progress, and end.
STORY: "A man wants to propose to his wife and plans this day out. It starts with a long car ride in his Nissan Altima along the country side. They stop to get some ice cream. Afterwards, the couple head to a lakeside destination where they get in a canoe and row together to an local island resort. On the island, they have a romantic meal and end it with a ride on a rented speedboat. When they’re done, they get in a limousine and are driven to an airstrip where a plane is waiting to take them on a tour. After an hour of circling the town, they land and get into an old beat up truck, and drive home.
The next day, he explains to her that the car ride represents the normal days of their marriage. The canoe represents the days when they will need to work together to make their marriage work. The speedboat represents the days when they engage in fun activities. The limousine represents the days when they will be served/shaped/influenced by others in their relationship. The airplane represents the spiritual journey they will both be on, and the truck represents them growing old together in marriage."
CAR RIDE Illustration (Normalcy): What are some ideas for a great, but simple date?
CANOE Illustration (Working Together): What are some ideas for a date where you both actively participate?
SPEEDBOAT Illustration (Fun): What are some ideas for an exciting date where you both go a little “nuts”?
LIMOUSINE Illustration (Serving/Being Served): What are some ideas for a date where you both serve people in need?
AIRPLANE Illustration (Spiritual Journey): What are some ideas for a date where you both go on a spiritual journey/exercise?
TRUCK RIDE Illustration (Growing Together): What are some ideas for a date that will foster greater intimacy in your relationship?