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The Surprise Trip

 May 4, 2020

Guest post by Brad Flory who writes about how he strengthens his marriage through a tradition of taking a surprise trip. Maybe your ability to take a trip right now is limited because of sheltering in place, but you can still find ways to add an element of surprise to your marriage.

The Surprise Trip

We cannot remember exactly how or when it started, but at some point we developed a marital tradition called The Surprise Trip.

“Want to take a surprise trip this afternoon?” one of us will say. Invariably, the answer is “yes.”

The conceiver of the surprise trip drives to the chosen destination, which remains unannounced until arrival.

Almost always, the trip is nothing particularly special — maybe a visit to a museum or apple cider mill – and never does it actually require secrecy.

The tradition lives on because surprise is half the fun. Marriages never stop needing surprises.


Reflections:  What surprises might be waiting for you in your marriage?


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