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Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands…. Psalm 90:17a

Ah, conflict. July 24, 2008

Filed under: Wife-ing — Kate @ 5:20 am

Where to begin?  I guess a good place is at the beginning.  I remember the first big conflict that Matt and I had.  Ironically it was about what a date night was and it was in the middle of a Christian marriage conference!!!  You’d think we’d have been pros at dating each other since we had dated for over 2 years and only been married about 2 months, but each of our understandings of what a date night was seemed like opposites.  When told that we had an evening free during the conference to go on a date night, I was ready to do something fun together and laugh and play (bowling, mini golf, coffee …) but Matt was ready for a nice dinner out complete with dessert and a movie afterwards.  Just spending time with him was romantic and fun to me, but his idea of a date was pampering me and treating me to something special.  (It really does come down to expectations!)  Just knowing what our ideas of a date night were helped us understand each other’s desires.  We still have debates (no longer arguments!) about what to do together on a date night, but we try to talk it through and be flexible and reasonable (with time and with finances) as we decide what to do together!

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