Having a satisfying and thriving marriage requires that a couple intentionally look for time and ways to build and deepen their friendship.

  • Commit with your spouse* to take advantage of your free time (you may have to be creative) by planning activities you can do together. Sit down with your calendars and agree on a few fun things to do. Be Intentional!
  • Fun activities don’t have to be expensive or time consuming. Mix it up and have some quick, free/inexpensive activities as well as plan ahead for some “getaway” time that may require more time and resources.

Below are a few quick ideas for you to consider.

Missional:

Recreational:

  • Play tennis – Contact Frank Ford, Director of Tennis in Flower Mound at flowermoundtennis.frank@gmail.com . And/or Hilton DFW Lakes
  • Conference Center – check out tournaments and other opportunities at hiltondfwtennis.com
  • Play golf – Contact local courses and sign up for email specials. Check out golf now.com for discounted fees and earn rewards for free golf.
  • Shooting sports – sporting clays or target practice at Elm Fork Shooting Range in Irving – elm fork.com, rifle, pistol, archery target practice at Quail Creek Shooting Range at I-35W and 1171 – quailcreekrange.com
  • Train together and compete in a sprint Triathlon or 5K run – check out upcoming local events at runningintheusa.com/race, join “Team RockPointe Athletic Group” on facebook and train and compete with the RockPointe Team
  • Salsa dance lessons – Arthur Murray Dance Studio Dallas or Plano. Go to dancedfw.com for more information.

Educational:

  • Co-Ed Class at RPC – Click here to find co-ed classes and to register.
  • Art Lessons – Painting with a Twist in Flower Mound – paintingwithatwist.com, 972-691-8386
  • Cooking lessons – Central Market cooking school (Southlake and Ft. Worth) – central market.com
  • Gardening Clinics – Calloway’s Weekly Clinics – calloways.com/clinics

Entertainment:

  • Scrabble, Spades, or other card/board games A fun Couple’s game – “An Enchanting Evening” is available at christianbook.com/an-enchanting-evening-game
  • Become coffee snobs and have coffee “tastings” or join “coffee of the month” club – Suggestion: “Land of a Thousand Hills” at drinkcoffeedogood.com
  • Play Wii bowling, golf or other video games together.
  • Main Event – Lewisville or Grapevine – Lots of specials including “Monday Night Madness” $9.95 for unlimited bowling, laser tag and billiards. Check out maineventusa.com for all specials.
  • Top Golf – in Allen, loads of fun, games, and food! Take a look: top golf.com