During the time that our boys were in Elementary, Middle, and High School, I think Joy and I looked forward to Spring Break more than them. We couldn’t wait for Spring Break. Our favorite vacation spot was the Florida Panhandle. The Destin/30A region looks like Atlanta South during the first part of April. Georgia license plates everywhere. Classmates gathering at the beach. Most important for the two of us was unplugging, relaxing, and just enjoying getting away. Now with our children doing their own thing we were talking with some of our close friends with whom we traveled often lamented how they missed Spring Break. They loved the getaway as much as we did. In fact, we talked about going on a couples Spring Break. You know what, that’s not a bad idea.
Every couple needs a break… a Spring Break. A time to unplug, relax and just plain get away. Spring Break is basically a form of sabbath rest and sabbath rest is biblical. Husbands and wives experience mounting pressures every day. Even if the pressures aren’t related to the relationship, they impact the relationship. Just as sabbath rest gives us the opportunity to revitalize after 6 days of labor, Spring Break give a couple that same opportunity to revitalize the relationship. Spring Break affords a couple the opportunity to step away from the pressures that negatively impact the relationship. After an entire year of being together 24/7 most of us need a Spring Break “now more than ever!” When was the last time you and your spouse took a break? It’s not about where you go or how much you spend. Just do it. Here are a few Spring Break Ideas.
Head to the beach for some romantic chill time
Make it a staycation and explore where you live
How about a trip to DC to see the Museum of African American History or some other historic/educational city
Fill up the gas tank and drive someplace you’ve never been before
Do nothing... yes, just the two of you. Do nothing.
By the way, the two of you need a break without children. Every couple needs to find a way to breakaway and revitalize. Our next blog will offer up ideas of how-to breakaway alone even when you have small children.
Michael Watkins Atlanta, GA