In late 1975, then General Superintendent Eugene Stowe came to visit the new work of the Church of the Nazarene in the Dominican Republic. His wife, Faye, invited my 25-year-old wife, Toni, to join her for breakfast.
Faye gave us an awesome gift—her words of wisdom. "Toni, the church will place great demands on your husband. You must insist on a weekly romantic date with him." That simple recommendation became our life pattern over the coming years. Whether or not we had money, we scheduled and protected our weekly outing.