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The Importance of Dating Your Spouse... Even After 20 Years

Photo credit jeffreyhulse.com As Brian and I celebrated 20 years of marriage last month (YAY US!!), we were asked by another couple what one thing helps us keep our marriage strong. 10 years ago we might have struggled to come up with an specific answer, but over the last 5-6 years we figured out what really seems to make a difference for our marriage.  Continuously dating your spouse.  When we got married Brian used to joke, I got you, now I can stop wooing.  And we’d laugh.  But we’ve discovered that in marriage, the wooing must never stop. We must remain in the mindset of dating or wooing to keep our marriage strong.  If you’re like a few people I know who shall remain nameless, you’re going – Lisa, what in the world is “wooing?”  So, here’s the definition according to dictionary.com. Woo  - (verb) to seek the favor, affection, or love of, especially with a view to marriage.  Don’t you love it?  We’ve used that word for 25 years, but I’d never looked up the official d