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


Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Copies of customized Taking It Home handout (see Preparation)

Preparation for Activity

  • Review the Taking It Home section of this workshop. Download it to your computer, customize it for your group, and make a printout or photocopy for each participant.

Description of Activity

Ask participants whether they have any questions about the ideas discussed in this workshop. Encourage participants to monitor their own level of playfulness in the next week, especially in interactions with their partner.

Distribute the Taking It Home handout you have prepared. Explain that this workshop's Affection Connection provides the opportunity for couples to review the covenants they drafted at the beginning of the program. They will have another opportunity to finalize their covenants before the end of the program.

Gather participants around the chalice. Invite each person to offer one thought or insight about play or this workshop.

As you extinguish the chalice, read the following closing words:

May our efforts here fuel the fires of connection in this world. May our individual efforts take us one step closer to creating a world of inherent worth and dignity for every person, beginning right here with our partners. Blessed be; may it be so; amen.