Does your marriage need some spicing up–and some fun?
Things to Start Collecting as a Couple
- Art by a certain artist
- Local art
- Stamps or coins
- Sea glass/seashells/driftwood
- Old books, magazines, or comic books
- Memorabilia from a certain period/cultural trend/historical event
Then attend auctions, visit flea markets, spend time searching online together!
Classes to Take Together
Places to Volunteer Together
- At church: in worship, youth, building upkeep, finances, anything
- At a local arts organization–a local theatre, a local dance troupe, a local symphony, a museum, an art gallery
- At a youth organization–Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Big Brothers or Big Sisters, a local school
- At a nursing home/old age home
- At a hospital doing visitation
- At a food bank or other outreach centre
- At a refugee welcome centre
So there’s my list–what would you add to it?
Of course, some things feel like they should be on the list, but they’re not technically hobbies. Going out to the local gelato shop, for instance, is awfully fun! So is hanging around a fun local bookstore and having a coffee.
Whatever you choose, though, just find something that you can do at least on a weekly basis. When the kids are little, it’s likely easier to try something you can do at home, like taking some online classes together or learning something new or something domestic. Or try something outdoorsy where the kids can come along, like hiking or searching for sea glass. And as they get older, it will be easier for you to find new hobbies to do with your husband, too! It’s a great way to invest in each other, and in a strong marriage!
So let me know–any hobbies you’d add? I’ll keep the list updated!
This list of hobbies for couples originally appeared here, and is used by permission.