Did anything interesting happen? Truthfully, I am quite nervous. However, I know that when an opportunity scares me, I must go for it. No matter what the outcome, it will certainly be an interesting experience.
Could your relationship survive 'The Marriage Test'? Try this experiment to see
The love experiment: A day dating challenge - The Globe and Mail
Two people: one romantic, one commitment-phobe, together as a couple, like it or not, for 40 days. It sounds like daytime television, or the plot of a new Hollywood rom-com. To work through their individual relationship issues, Jessica Walsh the romantic , 26, partner at design firm Sagmeister and Walsh , and Timothy Goodman the commitment-phobe , 32, independent designer , illustrator and art director, decided to go through the motions of being in a relationship after years spent chasing love. While on a trip to Miami late last year — Goodman was seeing several people at the time and Walsh was heartbroken over a breakup — they thought it might be interesting, and possibly therapeutic, to confront their own relationship issues by analyzing their behaviour while dating one another. To their surprise, the love experiment has generated international interest and rumours of movie deals. There would be rules : the two would have to see each other every day for 40 days, go on three dates a week, see a couples therapist once a week, go on one weekend trip together, not date or sleep with anyone else they were allowed to sleep with each other, and spoiler alert: they did midway through the 40 days , and fill out a daily questionnaire to be posted online. The end goal was unclear at the beginning; they had a vague hope that each would take something away from the project to use in future relationships.
The 36 Questions That Lead to Love
Their solution to the question? Date each other for forty days. Both Jessica and Timothy have self-professed relationship issues—him with commitment issues and her with over-commitment issues—and both have found themselves single. The plan is to jump into a full-scale committed relationship, go to couples therapy, and complete a survey at the end of each of the forty days.
If this is not your first time doing the challenge or even if it is , I invite you to add your wisdom to the conversation, using the comments section. As we continue to surrender to God, the Divine Bridegroom, we allow Him to work in our lives and marriages, leading us to love those closest to us with a purer and more Christlike love. Holy Thursday.