There are so many distractions and responsibilities that come between a husband and wife.I believe thaT the greatest power we possess is what we do. It’s our actions. For me, I want to show my wife that she is important by making sure we spend at least one day a week together alone. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you must leave your house for it to be defined as a date. A date is an intentional decision to set a time for the both of you to be together. You must be intentional or it will not work. By putting it on the calendar and saying this is the day we will be together just the two of us, your telling your husband/wife that they are important. Words of loving affirmation are wonderful, but there is nothing like intentional action that speaks to both husband and wife. Focus on the Family has a great article explaining the benefits of dating your wife.