We all know that it’s important to invest in our relationships. The companies we work for spend time on team building activities because it allows people to work better together.
Team building in marriage can have similar benefits, you can learn more about your partner’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests.
If you’ve been married for a few years, then you have both experienced changes in your life whether it’s having kids, moving to a new place, changing jobs, or just growing as a person. Spending time with each other and continuing to learn more about the person you married will help you develop a deeper relationship.
And when it comes to tackling life together (like raising the kids) these teamwork dates will help you prepare to face the challenges together!
Date Ideas to Build Teamwork
#1 – Run a race together
Running a race together is a great way to work towards a goal together. You can challenge your stamina, strength, endurance, and confidence. Usually you will need at least 6 weeks to prepare for race day, so keep that in mind.
Choose a 5k, half-marathon, marathon, or go crazy and sign up for a Spartan Race.
#2 – Watersports
If you are close to a river, lake, or ocean this would be a great outdoor activity. You can choose from paddleboarding, canoeing, or kayaking. Sharing a canoe or kayak is a great way to work together. You’re sure to make memories and learn more about each other on a water adventure.
#3 – Dancing
Are you a fan of “Dancing with the Stars”?! Marriage is often referred to as a delicate dance. There’s a give and take required to be able to create a flawless dance. Find a local dance company and break out your dancin’ shoes.
#4 – Volunteering
Volunteering is a great way to serve others in your community and it can be very rewarding for you personally. Find a program in your community that you and your spouse are both passionate about and start serving. When you work together on a project outside of your home you will start to see your spouse in a new light.
#5 – Ropes Course
A ropes course is a great way to build confidence, personal development, and face challenges. You can make this as difficult or low impact as you want.
#6 – Work a Puzzle
This is a perfect date night when the kids are off to bed. Pour a glass of wine and work your puzzle. You will be surprised how you will engage in conversation, work on problem solving skills, and self-evaluation.
#7 – Break Out/Escape Games
Break out games are a fun new trend that offers you the chance to use clues to solve a mystery. You are placed in a room with a problem to solve. You use the clues in the room to escape the room. These can be a lot of fun and are a great way to work together. This would be a good group activity.
Team building in your marriage is a powerful way for you to reconnect with your spouse and it’s a lot of fun! We hope you take advantage of these team building date ideas and enjoy a date night out.