Predicting Marital Success #6

Jul 2020, 04:22
HOBBIES AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES Someone has estimated that every couple, to have a good marriage, should have six or more interests in common. Couples with less than six are apt to find difficulties in enjoying their leisure time together. A great amount of marital happiness comes from cooperative ventures in work and play. Tension and fatigue are relieved to a considerable extent. A hike in the woods, a game of tennis, a good play or concert, a project for church or community enjoyed together can contribute much to people by way of making minds and attitudes more healthy and bodies more vigorous. Before marriage, two people who already have interests in common can develop still more. Use this section to survey the present situation and to start on the road of development toward more common interests and activities. (Circle the number that describes your feeling) 1 – Like intensely 2 – Enjoy 3 – Can take or leave 4 – Don't care for 5 – Dislike intensely a) Bowling b) Dramatics c) Amusement Park d) Running a Nursery School e) Painting f) Bridge (or card playing) g) Reading books h) Conversation with friends and family i) Attending church functions j) Parties k) Tennis l) Attending an auction sale m) Golf n) Swimming o) Visiting relatives p) Hiking u) Reading magazines v) Watching TV w) Horseback riding x) Clubs or organizations y) Teaching a Bible Class z) Stamp collecting A) Picnics B) Playing a musical instrument C) Attending sports contests D) Symphony concerts E) Attending a bargain sale F) Traveling G) Photography H) Wood carving I) Writing poetry or short stories J) Personal Meditation K) Working in a flower or vegetable garden 1 2 3 4 5 L) Window shopping 1 2 3 4 5 M) Art exhibits 1 2 3 4 5 N) Writing letters 1 2 3 4 5 O) Fishing and hunting 1 2 3 4 5 P) Volunteer social service work 1 2 3 4 5 Q) Attending lectures 1 2 3 4 5 R) Visiting a night club 1 2 3 4 5 S) Aeronautics q) Sewing or knitting r) Writing poetry or short stories s) Movies t) Plays or Opera

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