Things you will need:

  • Schedule a dinner or coffee date.
  • Read Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs or watch videos by Emerson Eggerichs on “Love and Respect in Marriage” available through the Bellevue Library.
  • Each spouse should answer the questions on this card prior to your discussion time.

 

Faith Talk:

Reflect on past dates and share some of your favorite memories. Include both before and after marriage dates.

  • Describe the location, atmosphere, and activity.
  • What is your favorite memory?
  • Did the date include serious conversation or funny

activity, etc.?

  • Could you plan a repeat of your favorite date?

Date Night discussion guide helps couples become more intentional about meeting their spouse’s greatest need.

HUSBANDS:

Read aloud Ephesians 5:25–28 and answer the following:

  • Do you agree that your wife’s primary marital need is to be cherished by you?
  • How do you try to show her sacrificial love?
  • What are two to three ways she needs you to show love that you might find difficult?
  • What do you think your wife would say if you invited her to offer a few “baby-step” suggestions on ways you could better meet her needs?

 

WIVES:

Read aloud Ephesians 5:22–24 and answer the following:

  • Do you agree that your husband needs to feel respected?
  • How do you try to show you admire and respect him?
  • What are two or three things he would appreciate but that might be more difficult for you to do?
  • What do you think your husband would say if invited to offer a few “baby-step” suggestions on ways you could better meet his needs?

 

TOGETHER:

Read aloud Ephesians 5:31–33.

 

Plan and schedule your next date night. Pray together. Ask God to help your marriage model the relationship between Christ and His Bride.

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