Lets talk about EATING, and MARRIAGE…good combo, eh? Heres my thoughts, and you can take them with a grain of salt (I am only a newlywed but I am still a human experiencing love).
There is something SIGNIFICANTLY important about sharing a meal together when you are married. My husband and I have been doing a little something we like to call “Date Night” (you may do this too) since we first started dating. Every Friday night we go on a fun date; something creative, different, or sometimes it’s just dinner and a movie. Nevertheless, there is always A MEAL involved, whether we go out to eat, or cook at home. This is something we share and we really truly value.
When dining in, you obviously have to create the meal, and theres ALOT of team building in that alone! If you want to learn a lot about your significant other step into a kitchen together. IT ALL COMES OUT. When you cook together in a kitchen you LEARN A LOT about someone. Communication is key because you have to bring two ways of doing things together to create one dish. Nothing teaches you about sharing, and losing control more than cooking NOODLES (thats a story for another time).
Call me crazy, but I really believe magic happens at the dinner table. Not only do you look back and see what you have created together but theres an intimacy that follows. I always look forward to eating with my husband because I know that our time is very special, and we both can be REAL with each other. We talk about life, our week, dreams and about us. I know, without a doubt it brings us closer.
Next time you want to grab dinner and plop down in front of the tv, think twice. The dinner table is where life happens.