It’s that time of year again… back-to-school season.


It’s the time of year when kids across the country say goodbye to endless hours of play and get back into a schedule.

Without the distractions of summer vacations, afternoons at the pool and entertaining the kids, you and your spouse may feel the excitement of the season. Or it’s very possible that the transition back-to-school is more of a bumpy road than a season of bliss for you.

The lead into fall is contagious and filled with a few unknowns. There is no doubt about that. Sometimes we forget that the start of the school year isn’t just for the kids.

This is a great time for you and your spouse to get back into the swing of things while embracing the things to come for everyone. It’s no joke, summer is FUN. But honestly, the fall is a great time to make things happen in your family and marriage.

There are many things that you can do to create a new rhythm for your marriage during this transition, as well as your family. You just need to embrace them.

Summer, for many of you, has a more relaxed feeling that’s filled with less structure and more freedom. It’s a significant break for all of us and the perfect time to explore.

Although summer is a great season to be in, there’s also something special about having a set schedule and expectations in place to guide both the kids and your marriage.

It’s easy to forget that the start of the school year isn’t just for the kids. Yes, there are things added to your schedule when they head back-to-school, like sports and other after-school activities. But those things don’t have to burden you.

When the kids go back, your time as a couple can flourish. You simply have to view this season as one of opportunity. One way to do this is to increase your recreational intimacy.

Here are our top 7 microdate ideas for you and your spouse.

During their after-school activities:

  • Grab a light dinner during soccer practice.
  • Meet for a coffee or appetizer microdate while the kids are at play rehearsal.
  • Go for a Walk & Talk while the student government meets.
  • Pull out a card game while the band practices.

Once everyone’s home for the night:

  • Use the Cooking with Love segment in the Position Post Magazine to cook a late dinner together.
  • Sit on the porch or by the fire pit and talk about your goals and dreams.
  • Dance to a romantic playlist.

Remember, you and you alone choose what your mindset will be. If you focus on the negatives of juggling schedules and making lunches, then this period is going to be tough for you.

But if you move into this season with excitement and an open mind, you can see this season (and all seasons in your life) as one filled with opportunities instead of obstacles.

By reigning in your own tendency to go “negative Nellie” and choosing to focus on the opportunities that going back-to-school can bring, you may find that you can experience tremendous growth in your marriage by going on a microdate.

It’s all about embracing the rhythm of life as you strengthen your 6 Pillars of Intimacy®!

You’re quickly heading into the last months of the year. If you think about it, it’s a great time to embrace the natural flow of back-to-school time. So let’s head back-to-school.

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