Date nights in a marriage are crucial. You need one on one time with your spouse to get away from it all and keep the romance alive. Though you may not have the luxury of going out once a week or every couple of weeks, you can “getaway” together to your own backyard. While one is putting the kids to bed, the other can be starting a fire in the fire pit. And with two lawn chairs, the ambiance of a fire, and some Mike’s Hard Lemonade, it can be as romantic as a dinner for two at Olive Garden.
My husband and I love to play the game “Two Truths and a Lie.” It’s simple, you can play it anywhere, and you’ll be surprised at how much you learn about the other person. For instance, I never knew my husband used to have a movie critic website which he did in high school or that he used to make and edit his own movies on YouTube. He didn’t know that I’ve smoked a Cuban cigar or that I was in forensics in high school. Of course, my husband thought that that meant that I was into the criminal investigation/autopsy forensic science in high school. When I explained to him that it was actually a speech team in which I competed in categories like “poetry” and “storytelling,” he was less impressed. But it makes for a funny story!
How you play: one person tells three statements about him or herself–two of the statements are true, one of them is a lie. The other person has to guess which of the statements is the lie. To make it more interesting, you can play for money . . . or something romantic like kisses or foot rubs.
It’s a really great way to re-discover each other and makes for an excellent date night!
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