I have a HUGE crush. The good news is I have a huge crush on the guy I’ve been dating for, oh, about 18 years. The even better news? My huge man crush is…My husband.
The two of us, well, we whole-heartedly believe in and endorse the power of Date Night to keep couples connected and marriages strong. I ❤ giving you guys Date Night Ideas. Like the time I gave you 3, or the little encouragements to Celebrate Life AND even that time I gave you over 20 awesome Romantic songs to hum along to on your next Date Excursion.
However, a couple of posts back, I started a New Series called Date Night Fails. Because let’s be real, humans are involved in Date Nights. And while my hubs and I love us a good date night, we have also had a few Duds along the way.
Which brings me to the Date Night my hubs has affectionately coined, “The Taj Mahal.”
If were going to be friends, here’s what you need to know about me, sometimes, I build things up in my mind to be waaaayyy better than they actually have the potential to be. Thus, making something into the “Taj Mahal” when it in fact has no right to that title. Take for example one such “Taj Mahal” located just a few moments from our home. AKA the local Consignment Shop.
I had never been to a consignment shop. Ever. But HGTV kept making it sound so alluring. At that point in our lives, we were right in the midst of our Kitchen and Dining Room Reno and I was convinced that the Consignment shop would be the perfect spot to satistfy our Big Design Dreams and dwindling wallets.
For WEEKS I told Chris we HAD to go to this consignment shop! I was certain that I could find all our dining room chairs and hey, maybe even re-furnish our entire living room for, oh, you know, $27.
Who knew that the NYC & LA consignment shops frequented on HGTV wouldn’t compare to the obscure little building in SE Michigan??? Not this girl. Not in the slightest. Hey man, I’ll ere on the side of optimism any day.
However, this time….
As soon as we walked in, I wanted to walk out. It was wall to wall “bad garage sale” far as the eye could see!
There was however a “Vintage Section”…from the 80’s.
So not only was the store in bad shape, they were also liars.
But because I’m A. compassionate & B.
Unrealistic an optimist! 🙂 I thought I could find a rose amongst the thorns.
I was not right.
I was not right at all.
And I hijacked our entire Sat because of it. THANKFULLY, my hubby took the high road… and teased me, in love of course, 😉 the entire time.
I think we went and got Dude Food after that to try and make up for it.
Hours, weeeelll ok, maybe DAYS later we had a good laugh about it. And now, when I have “Moments of Brilliance”, I always run it through the “Taj Mahal” filter 😉
Thankfully, we’ve learned that one fail does not a failure make! It’s a reminder that we’re human. So don’t let one minor Date Night disaster keep you from pursuing new adventures with the one you love. Sure, you’ll have a few fails here and there, but I guarantee you’ll also have plenty of relationship cementing gems along the way.
We’ve learned from our vast array of mistakes and are super passionate about helping YOU overcome the same pitfalls. So much so, that we’ve developed a few resources just for your cute little self.
First off, if you’re not one who’s NOT romantically inclined, then check out my hubby’s awesome e-resource: The Top 3 Apps for the Romantically Challenged. Just click here and it’s all yours!
And Second, we’re pretty passionate about relationships in case you haven’t yet noticed ;). It’s inevitable when you spend the first 14 years of your Marriage working with teens and Singles. #JobHazard. 😉
Because of the great need that we saw, we’ve actually come up with an entire Audio Resource based on our conference Pursuit of Love.
The Pursuit of Love helps Christian Singles & teens navigate dating and relationships in this culture. Read all about it and even get a FREE SESSION here at mypursuitoflove.com.
So, learn from our mistakes, check out some of these resources, and *fingers crossed*, your next Date Night won’t be a fail. 😉
Until next time,
PS. If you have a funny #DateNightFail, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! 🙂