12 Dating & Marriage Building Activities

Make Your Relationship Extraordinary

July 20, 2022 |

Dating Marriage

If a healthy romantic relationship were easy, more people would have one. Whether in a dating relationship, engaged, or married, here are 12 dating & marriage relationship-building activities that can take your connection from average to extraordinary.

#1: Schedule Fun

Make a list of 15 activities that you enjoy engaging in with your significant other. Make sure some of the activities cost little to no money. Exchange lists. Put some of these activities into your schedule.

#2: Encouragement Lists

Both you and your significant other make a list of 10 things the other person can do to encourage you. Now make sure you exchange lists. Consistently do what’s on their list.

#3: Question Jar

Put some relationship-building questions in a jar, pick a question, and answer that question. You can also purchase our already-made question jar, The Legacy Jar, which has 108 great questions here.

#4: Exercise Together

As the saying goes, “a couple that works out together, stays together.” I don’t know if this is true, but what I do know is that exercise is great for your mindset and sense of well-being – traits that are part of a healthy relationship.

#5: Learn about Healthy Relationships

You can read books on the subject together. You can attend a weekend retreat. You can see a counselor or coach for a relational check-up. Opportunities to learn about having a healthy relationship abound if you look for them.

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#6: Pray Together

A special activity that will always bring people closer. There is great power in prayer.

#7: Admiration Lists

Write down 15 things you admire, appreciate, or are thankful for related to your spouse. Write down the details. Exchange lists.

#8: Entertain Together

Entertaining magnifies the sense of team you have or don’t have. If you don’t have a strong sense of unity, having people over can help you learn to work together.

#9: Befriend Healthy Married & Dating Couples

Spend time around other dating and married couples with healthy relationships. Let them rub off on you remembering that the quality of your relationship will ultimately be similar to the relationships of those you hang around the most.

#10: Set Marriage Goals Together

You can start by setting goals for the next 6 months together in 7 different life areas: health, social, intellectual, spiritual, financial, family, and career. Agree upon one goal in each area. Post these goals on your fridge.

#11: Volunteer Together

Find a cause you both believe in and schedule time to serve. This could be through your church or a local charity. Getting your eyes off yourself and onto the needs of others is always a good thing.

#12: Make a Budget

Yes, this CAN build your marriage. If you dating, then do a mock budget. To have a successful budget requires BOTH individuals. Creating a budget and sticking to it requires teamwork at a whole new level.

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Question: What’s a great relationship-building activity that didn’t make my list?

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