Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Principled Commitment: An Adult Program on Building Strong Relationships

Alternate Activity 2: How We Met

Activity time: 30 minutes

Description of Activity

This activity is offered for groups that need more time to get to know each other. If offered, it should be presented early in the workshop.

"How we met" stories can be a good way for workshop participants to get to know each other better as couples. Even people who have known each other for years may learn something new about their acquaintances with this ice-breaking activity.

Introduce this activity by saying something like:

A couple's life together is a story in progress, and this workshop will begin with the sharing of each couple's first story - the story of how you met.

Ask each couple to pair up with another couple and prepare to introduce each other to the group. Each will ask the other, "Out of all the millions of people in this world, how did you two meet? And what were your first impressions of each other?"

After each couple takes a turn sharing their story, bring the entire group together for introductions. Each pair can begin by saying, "I'd like to introduce (insert names), who met when..."