A getaway for just you two

Lake of the Ozarks

Do you and your husband need a getaway for just the two of you? It’s not always easy to take a family vacation or go out of town somewhere fun if your husband works a lot, if you have kids at home, or if your budget is tight.  There’s still a little bit of summer left, so maybe it’s time for a romantic getaway for just the two of you alone.

Your getaway doesn’t need to be expensive, jam-packed with activities, located overseas or far away in another state.  Look in your own town, city, or state for affordable places where you can spend some quality time alone.

If your budget doesn’t allow an entire week or weekend, take some time to just spending a day together at the park, window shopping, antiquing, or having a nice lunch or dinner (like at the Cheesecake Factory or Olive Garden).  Use that time alone to get to know each other again and to talk (deeper than surface talk – not about the kids misbehaving or bills!). 

If you haven’t been connecting lately, this is a good time to do so.  Lay aside the painful yesterdays, and receive God’s fresh new mercies and forgiveness for today.  If he has walls with you, pray for him.  He may be facing stress and pressures at work that you’re not aware of right now.

Study your spouse. Make a mental list of his (or her) good qualities, the ones that originally attracted you to him. Then tell him what you admire about him. Hold hands, take a walk, and breathe a sigh of relief that you have someone to walk this journey of life with you.

Ray and I are going away together (NO KIDS!) for a few days this week to Osage Beach, MO (near the Ozarks), for his work conference. It will be good to go someplace new and be together.  Take advantage of your husband’s work conferences like this to have a fun getaway for just the two of you.

Need some ideas for romantic getaways?  Click here.

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