Well look at that – it’s a new month which means it’s time for another Couples Challenge here at Learning Domestic Discipline! These months go by so fast sometimes. We can’t believe it’s August already. Anyway, this challenge is going to be a tough one. We did this and it was not very easy. It’s confession time, ladies and gentlemen.
AUGUST COUPLES CHALLENGE
Confess something you’ve done in the past to your partner that they don’t already know about. This exercise will give you a clean conscience, and it will help build the trust and communication between you and your partner. Chances are you already have something in mind, and chances are your partner has a right to know about it. Punishing for the confession is optional (to be determined by the HoH).
We’ll give you an example (my wife already knows about this):
- When I (Clint) was 12 years old, I got caught shoplifting baseball cards from a local department store. Yes, it’s true. After class I went to this store and stole some baseball cards. It was a really dumb thing to do, I was influenced by some friends of mine, and I ended up spending some time in a holding cell at the police station and serving numerous hours of community service. In hindsight it was one of the best things that has ever happened to me since I haven’t broken the law since. I learned my lesson.
Now you all know a little dirt on me! This is 100% true. Again, my wife knows about this so it’s out in the open in our marriage. It feels good that it is, too. Now it’s out in the open to all of you as well. I think after you confess something to your partner, you’ll feel better about it being out in the open as well. It’s tough to do, but this isn’t called a challenge for nothing.
If you missed past Couples Challenges, you can find them with these links:
January Couples Challenge:Compliments
February Couples Challenge: Addressing Faults
March Coupler Challenge: Appreciation
April Couples Challenge: Spread the word
May Couples Challenge:The Rules (a must for beginners)
June Couples Challenge:Great Qualities – Part I
July Couples Challenge:Great Qualities – Part II
August Couples Challenge:Confessions
September Couples Challenge:Planning Improvement
October Couples Challenge:Spontaneity
November Couples Challenge:Gratitude