October Date Night Challenge

Sowing and Reaping Date Night Challenge

In order to have a thriving garden you need good, rich soil and you must keep the weeds at bay, fight off insects that want to eat up all your fruit, make sure you’re not watering too much or too little, and use the right fertilizer. Just like gardening, our marriages need constant tending as well. We need to tend to our marriages so that they can thrive, grow, and produce good fruit. At times it can feel tiring and labor intensive, but be encouraged as you will see the fruit of your labors appear! Let October be the month you work on making your marriage thrive and grow. Here are some date night challenges to help your marriage grow stronger. Happy harvest! 

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”—Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

Challenge 1: All About the Pumpkin

Fall is in the air and there’s nothing like going to a pumpkin patch. Spend the day enjoying your time together, picking out pumpkins to take home and carve, eating apple cider donuts, and drinking hot cider. Race each other through a corn maze and see who gets out first. The winner gets a nice foot massage!   

Challenge 2: Old McDonald Had a Farm

Dates don’t always have to be on a Saturday; switch it up and spend a Sunday afternoon at a farmer’s market. It’s a relaxing and casual way to spend your day enjoying time together. You don’t have to get dolled up—just wear your favorite pair of shorts and flip flops and roam the market picking out delicious fruits and veggies to take home. You may even find a pie for dessert!

Challenge 3: These Boots Were Made for Walking

If the weather permits, consider taking a walk together. Spend some time outdoors walking a nature trail and enjoying God’s creation. You may even see the change of leaves as fall approaches. This will allow a great opportunity for you to share how your week has been and talk about what God is doing in your marriage. After your walk, why not end it with a picnic for two? Love is in the air!

Reflection Questions:

  1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how is your marriage thriving and growing?
  2. What can you do to help bear good fruit in your marriage?
  3. Are both of you working together to tend to your “garden”? If not, why? Discuss how this can be fixed so both of you are carrying the burden equally for a fruitful marriage.

We want to hear from you! E-mail MarriedCouples@CalvaryFTL.org about your date night story! Share your dates on social media by tagging your photos with #DateNightStories to encourage other couples with what the Lord is doing in your marriage!