Post # 1
So my Fiance and I are getting married March 10, 2012. We are signing a fun contract between us on January 1st that we as a couple will be going on a “Social Fast” until the wedding. We are vowing to eat at home more often, spend less money, spend less time out and about, work out, sleep more, daily devotion with each other, organize, etc. In general we want to be our “very best” when we start our married life together.
A friend of ours asked my Fiance today if we wanted to go to a concert on 2/28. It is on a tuesday night. Normally we would probably go, and Fiance would rationalize it for us. Well, he told him about our “Social Fast” and I thought that was really sweet!
We enjoy challenging ourselves, as we are also on a “Sexual Fast”, we comitted to 7 months before the wedding, we are almost 5 months down!!
We feel like we grow closer when we put ourselves up to these challenges!
Anyone else trying to challenge yourselves as a couple?
Post # 3
@TheJeanses2012: We have done the eat at home more often thing. It’s worked out for us so far 🙂
We also committed to asking each other before we lay down for bed if there was anything the other person wanted to discuss. It helps us to keep our communication open, and bring up anything that we didn’t get to during the busy day.
Post # 4
oh! i like the communication thing at the end of the day!!
Post # 5
Very cool idea. How sweet of your Fiance to automatically remember your social fast and politely decline the concert. Sounds like a good bonding experience for you two to work though these challenges (and you save money, too!). Win-win 🙂
Post # 6
agree! It will be nice to start with a clean, debt free slate! We are kind of in that “every penny counts” phase of freaking out in reagrds to paying for the wedding!
Post # 7
Oh man sounds GREAT! I am gonna put some thought into doing something like this…but I have enough challenges at the moment;)
Post # 8
This is such a great idea! It feels so special. Darling Husband and I have said “We need to stop going out so much” or something to the effect, but then when someone asks us to go out we always say yes. Kudos to you for making that pact and sticking with it!
I’m sure it will be a great bonding experience PLUS saving money, ya can’t go wrong! =]
Post # 9
I’m not sure I could go with no sex and no (or little) social outings outside the house…but more power to you!
Post # 10
We kind of asked ourselves that too, but we have gone 5 months with out the sex part, and basically if we keep ourselves busy with other things like excercise and reading, etc. I am hoping it will pull us through! We will have one heck of a recovery period, that’s for sure! 😀
Post # 11
Our daily life is like a social fast! We need a anti-social fast where we vow to go out more, see more people, etc, haha! We are very home-oriented!
I don’t think we could make it through any type of sexual fast…more power to ya!
Post # 12
haha!! good point! I never thought about it going the other way. Maybe it’s because of the sex. I bet if we were having sex we would be home a lot more!! 🙂
Post # 13
I feel like SO and I should be doing this because in general we spend such crazy amounts of money! We aren’t very good at it lol