Why Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald Are SO On Point with Their Mini-Moon

We’re all about the mini-moon when you just can’t make a full-fledged honeymoon work right after you tie the knot. And while Jessa Duggar and her new husband Ben Seewald did head to Paris immediately following their November 1st nuptials, they’re also trying to keep their newly minted love alive with a quick getaway to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Why Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald Are SO On Point with Their Mini-Moon

Photo by Hunter Newton

Jessa shared a few cute sneak peeks of their trip, including a photo of their dinner date at Bleu Monkey Grill and some videos of Ben singing. That got us thinking about the benefits of a quick weekend trip with your new spouse. Here are four ways to make the most of your time away.

1. Make time for conversation. If you’re going to be driving for hours, why not take the time to really connect? You’re both probably bogged down during the week with work, family, and all of the other stresses that life brings. Since you’re both a captive audience, talk about whatever has been bothering you lately, discuss that class you’ve been wanting to take together (juggling, anyone?) or update each other on your life goals.

2. But don’t forget to let loose. You spend enough time during the week talking about serious things, so use the trip as a way to reconnect with your fun side. Turn up the radio and let your inner karaoke singer out (a la Ben) or embrace your bartender skills and whip up a creative cocktail every night. Whatever you fancy, just enjoy the time away…you know what they say, laughter really is the best medicine.

3. Unplug. Leave your phone, laptop, and all of your iPads at home (okay, maybe pack your phone in case you get lost or need to keep up-to-date on your flight information). The point of a weekend away is to really get away from the rest of the world and reboot. You’ll be amazed by how refreshed you’ll feel when you spend a few days without screen time!

4. Embrace alone time. Sure, part of the reason you’re getting away is to get in some intimate time with your spouse. But sometimes you just need a little you time, too. So draw up a bubble bath or stay up reading that book you’ve been trying to get through after your partner heads to bed. The peace and quiet can be good for you and will help you better enjoy the time you get with your partner.

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