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101 more conversation starters for couples
By GARY CHAPMAN RAMON PRESSON
Northfield PublishingCopyright © 2012 Gary Chapman & Ramon Presson
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Chapter Onequestion 1
What was something that you really wanted to do but were not allowed to do as a child or teen?
What is one of the best/worst customer service experiences you've had?
What is one saying, quote, or Bible verse that you strongly identify with?
The airline overbooked our flight and we voluntarily gave up our seats in exchange for two round-trip tickets to any destination in the United States, excluding Hawaii and Alaska. Where do you want to go, and what time of year?
In Joshua 13:1 God tells Joshua that in spite of his advanced years there is still much land to be conquered. Do you have some "land" you still want to "conquer," something you want to accomplish?
Recall something you experienced or a place you visited that didn't live up to the promotion of your expectations
What is something humorous you recall about your first weeks or months of dating?
What was one of the most inspiring funerals or memorial services you have ever attended?
Complete the following: "I wish we could travel to __________________ and have __________________ for breakfast/lunch/dinner/dessert."
What is a common object you owned as a child—so common that you did not keep it but you wish you had because it is considered valuable today?
If you could own and operate your own business (and be guaranteed of its success), what would it be?
If you had to give up sight, hearing, the ability to speak, or the ability to walk, which would you choose? Which would you be most resistant to giving up?
If you could have for different homes and live in four different parts of the U.S. during the four seasons, state the location and season that you would live in these homes.
What famous person (living) would you like to meet?
Name one or two books, other than the Bible, that have significantly influenced your thinking.
Usually "new" is presumed to also mean "improved." What is something you wish had not changed over the years?
If you had a magic wand and could change anything in your life right now, what would you change?
One of life's great delights is surprising someone. Recall participating in a wonderful surprise by doing one or more of the following:
Presenting a special gift
Plotting and/or attending a surprise party
Your unexpected appearance or phone call
If you could own a prop from a favorite movies or television show, what would be the prop?
(Some examples to spur your imagination: Dorothy's red shoes from The Wizard of Oz, a light saber from Star Wars, Barney Fife's pistol, one of James Bond's cars, a lab coat from ER, Moses' staff from The Ten Commandments, the volleyball from Cast Away, a basketball from Hoosiers)
If you could free someone of a burden, who would that be?
What are two things that happened today, and how did you feel about them?
Name someone with whom you have lost contact over the years and wonder how the person's doing.
Name something in your hometown that has been torn down and/or replaced, and describe how you feel about it being gone.
What were some of the surprises at the last class reunion you attended?
What is one of the most difficult transitions you have ever made?
If you knew that your very next prayer would be answered, what would you ask God for?
Name the person you know who most personifies perseverance.
While your partner is shopping across the street, you have an hour to browse in a large bookstore. In what two sections are you likely to spend most of your time?
Arts & crafts
Recall a time when you felt the actions of a person or group grossly misrepresented the true character and person of Christ.
Recall a time when adversity became a catalyst for spiritual growth.
If you could have any entertainer perform for your birthday, who would you choose?
Which person in the Bible do you most identify with?
What talent or skill do you wish you possessed?
If you could demonstrate patience in one area of life, what would it be?
Jesus asked Peter, James, and John to accompany Him into the Garden of Gethsemane. Which three people would you ask to join you in praying during a crisis?
question 36 Name a well-known person that you've met. How did you feel in his or her presence?
Recall a favorite feature about the home you grew up in. Recall a favorite feature of the neighborhood.
What is something you would not change about your life right now?
A project that I'm putting off is ...
If your house was on fire and everyone (including pets) was safe outside, and you could safely retrieve one personal item (other than photo albums), what would you choose?
If you were imprisoned for your faith and could only have one book of the Bible with you to read, what would you choose?
If you could adopt one personality trait from someone you know, what would you take and from whom?
Congratulations! You have the winning bid in an auction for items once owned by famous people (living or deceased). Name the famous original item and the item for which you bid.
If you could have been the creator of any single piece of well-known art, music, of literature, which would you choose?
What is one of the most significant sermons, messages, or presentations you've ever heard? What impact did it have on you?
Imagine that you discover you're related to someone famous. Who would you like it to be, knowing that the discovery would mean a new and ongoing relationship?
If you could find something in your attic that you thought was lost forever, what would it be?
With whom among your deceased relatives do you wish you could have been better acquainted?
Recall one of the best days of your life, when you felt especially alive and joyful.
Who is the best boss you've ever had?
If you were suddenly gifted as a writer, described the first book you'd publish.
Other than news of a death, what is the most disturbing personal news you've ever received?
A "mulligan" is the second chance to hit a golf shot after flubbing the first shot. Complete this sentence: "Something in my life for which I wished I could have played a mulligan is ..."
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, which one would it be, and what would be the caption or headline?
Charlie Brown never successfully kicked the football while Lucy was holding it for him. How about your "almosts"? Complete this sentence: "Sometimes I wonder if I will ever ..."
question 58 For what sports event would you like to go back and reverse the outcome?
If you had access to any living person for advice, who would you call and concerning what?
For what special location (or occasion) would you like to have a special VIP pass? For example: the White House or Carnegie Hall (or the Olympics or Rose Bowl Parade)
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