Tuesday, August 12, 2014

$10 Great Dates by Peter & Heather Larson and David & Claudia Arp

From the publisher:
Tired of the usual dinner-and-a-movie dates? Looking for new ways to connect with your spouse? 

Energize your marriage by getting out of your normal routine with the help of these 52 creative date ideas. From outdoor dates to out-on-the-town dates, you and your spouse will have no trouble finding the perfect date that fits your mood--all on a $10 budget!


Who doesn't need new and cheap ideas for a date?  And $10 for a date is a bargain.  This book is divided into eight different categories for types of dates.  This is good because some dates you won't have a lot of time for and others you want to plan more for and this quick division of dates will help couples see what they want to do given the time.  

Each date has the following and I will share what I liked about each part.
The Idea: This explains the basic concept and will give the couple an idea of if this date would be something interesting to try or not.
Before Your Date: This is great because this will help you know how to exactly plan for what you need to do.  Some of the dates require very little extra planning and some require quite a bit.  
On Your Date: This includes what you might want to wear and have with you to enjoy your date the best.  It also gives points on how to best enjoy your time.
Talking Points: I thought this was a great section because sometimes you go and do things as a couple but then that's it.  The talking points allow the date the be a time of conversation and interaction between the couple that might otherwise just be a sit and stare at each other time.
Great Date Takeaway: This is whwere you can see what the date intended to teach you as a couple or how it can help your marriage.  I like it, this is like the summary of why you went on the date.  So if you are looking to strengthen a certain area of your marriage you might look here first when picking a date.

All in all, for a book that cost just about $10, you get tons of $10 date ideas--so even if you only use a handful of them, you have gotten a great bargain from the book.

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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