Date Night Challenge: Escape Your Routine

By Diane Stark
By Focus on the Family
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Try this fun idea for an evening out with your husband or wife. You may discover new, surprising things about your spouse.

My husband, Eric, and I went to an escape room for a date. We had one hour to solve a series of puzzles and riddles that followed a theme. We had to work together to be successful. So often, he and I have the same goals in life—to raise godly children and have a happy family — but we don’t directly work together to reach them. In order to provide for us, Eric works, and I do the bulk of the child care and housework. As a result, we each play an important role.

Going to the escape room reminded me that we’re a really good team and that our strengths and weaknesses complement each other. The date was fun rather than romantic, but at the end of it, I felt closer to my husband and more grateful to have him as my life partner.

Take the challenge

Go on a date that involves teamwork. Sometime during or after your date, discuss these questions with your spouse:

  • When do we work best as a team?
  • As we share responsibilities, what do I do that you appreciate the most?
  • What task would you like us to work on together more often?

© 2019 Diane Stark and Focus on the Family. This article originally appeared in the 2019 August/September issue of Focus on the Family magazine.

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About the Author

Diane Stark

Diane Stark is a freelance writer from Indiana who writes about family and faith.

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