From reading my marriage book, I've realized that I don't spend enough one-on-one time with my man. My man will tell me- duh, Sarah!! I know we've talked about spending more time together, but it always just seems like something a wish list, and not something on a NEED list. I have always felt guilty about going out and getting a babysitter or having grandparents or friends watch the kids. For some reason, leaving the house for a date night feels like a luxury. I've come to the conclusion that it is NOT a luxury in marriage and shouldn't be treated as one. It is a necessity of a healthy marriage.
One-on-one time with a spouse is not a luxury afforded to spoiled parents. It is a choice made to make your spouse the top priority of your life for however much time you care to be one-on-one. So how much time is needed for couples to have a healthy marriage? I've read that 15 hours is needed per week of one-on-one time- and sleeping does not count! It seems a bit high too me. I wonder if watching a movie together counts toward that 15 hours? At any rate, if that number is any where near accurate, I am going to need to book some more date nights stat!
How much one-on-one time do you think is needed for a healthy marriage? Please share!