I joke sometimes about our yearly pilgrimage to the corn maze as being our “marriage encounter.” As with most humor, there is a seed of truth hidden in the joke – I highly recommend the experience.
The maze gets you outside in the most beautiful time of the year. It’s a neutral ground, where you are posed with a challenging task that is both physical and mental and must be completed together. Well, I guess it isn’t necessary to complete it together, but that’s part of the fun for us. You make decisions together. You listen to one another. You walk and get a lot of exercise. You test your mind at each checkpoint as you answer the trivia questions. You enjoy hanging around the farm afterwards, watching kids put quarters in the three-story tall gumball coaster in the barn. Sometimes you pick out a pumpkin or two to decorate your porch at home. You have a nice date in Columbia afterwards.
What better way to improve your marriage than by spending good quality time with each other?