Here's what married couples often don't realise: quality time is well worth spending on. Not only does it keep your marriage strong, but it also makes your home a safe, happy space for your kids.
In fact, Bryan Tan, the CEO of Dads of Life and the Centre for Fathering, recounted to The Straits Times how prior to setting up regular date nights, the tension in his marriage distressed his children:
"Our children seem to be benefiting from our closer relationship as a couple. They no longer exhibit that fear and anxiety that I once saw in Michael whenever Adriana and I disagreed...
After a series of regular dates, we have managed to reconnect so that we feel strong as a couple, and present a genuinely united and consistent front for the children."
"As I started to re-focus on my marriage, I began to appreciate Adriana all over again, not just as the self-sacrificing mother of my three children, but also as that gorgeous and dynamic woman whom I had prayed really hard to marry years ago."
Though date nights probably don't seem too important in your married life right now, it's all about constantly feeding your marital spark.
It's better not to wait till the cracks appear in your marriage, if any! Your kids will definitely feel the difference and thrive on the atmosphere of love that you and your spouse create.
Republished with permission from theAsianparent