Tonight we had some friends of ours share an incredible marriage challenge with us.
You do the challenge for 10 days with your spouse and end the 10 days with a date.
Marriage is hard.
Especially in the society that we live in.
Whether your marriage is at an all time low or at an all time high...
we need to be cultivating and pouring into our spouse.
We need to be strengthening and protecting our marriages.
Which is where this 10 Day Marriage Challenge comes into play.
We would love if you and your spouse would join us the next 10 days!
We're planning on starting tomorrow (Saturday).
If you're joining the challenge and are instagram you can use the hashtag
#10daymarriagechallenge to link up any pictures you might take during the challenge or simply to spread the word!
My name on there is @thevanillatulip
I told Travis that we were going to take a daily picture of the two of us to document each day.
He was thrilled ;)
I think it would be fun for everyone to report back after the challenge!
I'll be doing a follow up post on day 11.
I'd love for you to join up with us!
-Here is the assignment sent over directly from our friends-
Assignment: Spend an hour or so going over your nightly "Top 10". No matter how much you think you know about each other, this process is enlightening/shocking/humbling all in one. The way to go about this is to set a time (which could be "after the kids go to bed") and discuss your answers for an hour or so. You can either write your answers down right before you meet or throughout the day. But they have to be written down before the scheduled time.
Day 1- What are your Top 10 favorite characteristics about one another? Why? (wife writes 10 for her husband. And the husband will write 10 for his wife)
Day 2- What are your Top 10 favorite characteristics about yourself? Why? (Wife writes about herself. Husband writes about himself)
Day 3- Where are 10 places you have never been to but would love to go? Why? (again, these are individual lists. You each write your own)
Day 4- What are 10 of your biggest pet peeves? Why? (in general, not necessarily with one another)
Day 5- What are your 10 things you hope your kids learn from you? Why?
Day 6- If you won $100k tomorrow... what 10 things would you buy yourself? Why? (you cannot save it or spend it on anyone else. You MUST spend it all on yourself)
Day 7- What are 10 things that you would like to improve on personally? Why?
Day 8- If you could invite 10 people to dinner, alive or dead, who would they be? Why?
Day 9- What are 10 things that your spouse can do for you, or does for you, that you really value/appreciate?
Day 10- ***Do this one over a date-night dinner*** What 10 things do y'all want to accomplish in the next year? Do this list together and once you are done talking about it and putting the list together, put it in an envelope and store it. Then make a point to open it in a year!