By Anna Radchenko, Contributing Writer
October is my favorite month of the year! Autumn has arrived, the leaves are changing color, and the air is getting cool and crisp. Everything about this month beckons me to spend time outside, relishing in the beauty of God’s creation.
My husband and I are constantly seeking ways to spend time with each other (without spending much money!). One of the ways we do this is by going for walks. October is the perfect month for us to walk outside as it’s not too hot, not too cold, and the gorgeous views of the season are romantic and inspiring. Before the busyness of the holidays approach in November and December, take time this month to get outside and breathe in the beauty of Fall. Even if it’s just a walk around the neighborhood after dinner, or taking a full day to hike up a mountain, have a picnic in a park, etc. use this time to get some fresh air, (perhaps even a fresh perspective), and simply spend time with your spouse.
Philippians 2:2 states, “complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.”
Use your walks as a time to talk about the present and the future. Ask each other questions, seek to become more intimate and of one mind. These walks could be just what you need to fully be present with each other without any distractions.
When I was in college, I spent many afternoons taking walks with those I was interested in. Even if you’re not married yet, walking with someone you’re interested in marrying one day can help you get to know if they’re who God would have for you! Always be sure to walk while it is still light out, and public places such as a neighborhood or park can deter temptations. Use those times to get to know the other person and compare in light of Scripture if they are someone you should continue to pursue.
Enjoying Autumn is one thing, enjoying it with your spouse is even better!
How will you enjoy the season with your spouse or significant other this month?
This post is part of our Date Your Spouse series! The contributors here at A Biblical Marriage have teamed together to bring you 30 days of intentionally dating your spouse! To read more in this series visit the series home page.