Governor encouraging couples to check out virtual date night — tonight

Feb 9, 2024, 5:07 PM

Utah's First Lady Abby Cox will host the second annual Show up for Teachers Conference on Wednesday...

Utah's First Lady Abby Cox will host the second annual Show up for Teachers Conference on Wednesday. (Abby Cox)

(Abby Cox)

SALT LAKE CITY — Does your marriage need a tuneup? Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and first lady Abby Cox are inviting married couples to the virtual date night, Utah Marriage Celebration, on Friday at 6 p.m.

“Being married to Abby is the best thing that has ever happened to me,” Cox said in a video discussing the event. “Being married makes us happy. In fact, a recent University of Chicago study shows that for both men and women, marriage is the most important differentiator of who is happy in America today.”

“Learn how to create a marriage filled with greater connection, fulfillment and fun,” the virtual date night promised.

Find out more about the Marriage Celebration, here. The cost per couple is $15.

The governor said the virtual date night is an inexpensive way to learn about improving your relationship and have fun at the same time.

On a recent episode of D2, Dave and Debbie talked about the lessons of married life. Dave said while dating, he and his wife would dine out, enjoy a movie, or go dancing.

But after marrying, he said, it’s easier to justify staying home and getting caught up in work or raising children.

As a reminder to work on their marriage, he said he plans to take part in a marriage-strengthening workshop with his wife every year.

Debbie said she loved the title of one of the workshops:

“What Are You Doing With Your Cereal Bowl?” Having Patience with and Appreciation for Our Imperfect Partner

Dave said keeping the flame alive is important to a marriage because kids — intentionally or not — “ruin every ounce of romance.” That’s why he pointed out another promising presentation titled Maintaining the Fire: Ideas for Keeping (or Reigniting) Sparks in Your Marriage. 


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Governor encouraging couples to check out virtual date night — tonight