10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage
A Fun-Filled Way through 10 intentional, memory making dates to:
- communicate better
- process anger and resolve conflicts
- appreciate your differences
- balance a busy lifestyle
- put the sizzle back into sex
- develop spiritual intimacy
10 Great Dates is a program of Marriage Alive, the marriage education and enrichment initiative of David and Claudia Arp. They commented on how this delightful program came to be:
For over three decades we have worked hard on our own marriage. Through our own successes and failures and through research and study, we discovered principles that helped us build a strong marriage partnership. Amazingly, we found that one key indicator of an enriched marriage is having a strong “couple” friendship. And what better way to build a great couple friendship than to date your mate….
We have crafted ten great dates based on ten skills that will infuse your marriage with new vitality. Each date will focus on a skill needed to have an alive, growing marriage.
from 10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage, David and Claudia Arp, pages 12, 13
This program brings together interested couples for a ten week dating adventure. The couples meet together with facilitators for about one half hour to be introduced to the topic for the evening. The plan calls for baby sitting to be provided at this site for a reduced rate. After this each couple goes out on a date to a restaurant of their choice for one and half hours. They enjoy each other in a relaxed setting while discussing the topic for that evening using a guide conversation sheet. The goal is to have a positive experience together while working on their relationship. They return to meet together for a brief debriefing and to pick up their kids.