101 More Conversation Starters for Couples

101 More Conversation Starters for Couples

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101 More Conversation Starters for Couples

Continue to develop intimacy and depth in your relationship with your spouse with 101 More Conversation Starters for Couples. Created by marriage experts Gary Chapman, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, and Ramon Presson, these additional 101

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101 More Conversation Starters for Couples

Continue to develop intimacy and depth in your relationship with your spouse with 101 More Conversation Starters for Couples. Created by marriage experts Gary Chapman, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, and Ramon Presson, these additional 101 questions are valuable talking points for your marital relationship.

Learn your spouse's answers to fun and serious questions like:

  • What famous person (living) would you like to meet?
  • What is something humorous you recall about our first weeks or months of dating?
  • If you could free someone of a burden, who would that be?

Your spouse is a unique person, filled with amazing insights, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Communication is key to really knowing and fully loving that person. Let these questions get the conversation flowing.

Makes an excellent Valentine's Day, wedding, and anniversary gift

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802408389
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
450,089
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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101 more conversation starters for couples


By GARY CHAPMAN RAMON PRESSON

Northfield Publishing

Copyright © 2012 Gary Chapman & Ramon Presson
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-8024-0838-9


Chapter One

question 1

What was something that you really wanted to do but were not allowed to do as a child or teen?

question 2

What is one of the best/worst customer service experiences you've had?

question 3

What is one saying, quote, or Bible verse that you strongly identify with?

question 4

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?

question 5

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?

question 6

Recall something you experienced or a place you visited that didn't live up to the promotion of your expectations

question 7

What is something humorous you recall about your first weeks or months of dating?

question 8

What was one of the most inspiring funerals or memorial services you have ever attended?

question 9

Complete the following: "I wish we could travel to __________________ and have __________________ for breakfast/lunch/dinner/dessert."

question 10

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?

question 11

If you could own and operate your own business (and be guaranteed of its success), what would it be?

question 12

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?

question 13

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.

question 14

What famous person (living) would you like to meet?

question 15

Name one or two books, other than the Bible, that have significantly influenced your thinking.

question 16

Usually "new" is presumed to also mean "improved." What is something you wish had not changed over the years?

question 17

If you had a magic wand and could change anything in your life right now, what would you change?

question 18

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

question 19

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)

question 20

If you could free someone of a burden, who would that be?

question 21

What are two things that happened today, and how did you feel about them?

question 22

Name someone with whom you have lost contact over the years and wonder how the person's doing.

question 23

Name something in your hometown that has been torn down and/or replaced, and describe how you feel about it being gone.

question 24

What were some of the surprises at the last class reunion you attended?

question 25

What is one of the most difficult transitions you have ever made?

question 26

If you knew that your very next prayer would be answered, what would you ask God for?

question 27

Name the person you know who most personifies perseverance.

question 28

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?

Fiction

Magazines

Religious/inspirational

Children's books

Biography

Marriage/parenting

Arts & crafts

Personal finance

Psychology/self-help

Literature

Hobbies

Career/management/leadership

Sports

Humor

other __________________

question 29

Recall a time when you felt the actions of a person or group grossly misrepresented the true character and person of Christ.

question 30

Recall a time when adversity became a catalyst for spiritual growth.

question 31

If you could have any entertainer perform for your birthday, who would you choose?

question 32

Which person in the Bible do you most identify with?

question 33

What talent or skill do you wish you possessed?

question 34

If you could demonstrate patience in one area of life, what would it be?

question 35

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?

question 37

Recall a favorite feature about the home you grew up in. Recall a favorite feature of the neighborhood.

question 38

What is something you would not change about your life right now?

question 39

A project that I'm putting off is ...

question 40

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?

question 41

If you were imprisoned for your faith and could only have one book of the Bible with you to read, what would you choose?

question 42

If you could adopt one personality trait from someone you know, what would you take and from whom?

question 43

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.

question 44

If you could have been the creator of any single piece of well-known art, music, of literature, which would you choose?

question 45

What is one of the most significant sermons, messages, or presentations you've ever heard? What impact did it have on you?

question 46

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?

question 47

If you could find something in your attic that you thought was lost forever, what would it be?

question 48

With whom among your deceased relatives do you wish you could have been better acquainted?

question 49

Recall one of the best days of your life, when you felt especially alive and joyful.

question 50

Who is the best boss you've ever had?

question 51

If you were suddenly gifted as a writer, described the first book you'd publish.

question 52

Other than news of a death, what is the most disturbing personal news you've ever received?

question 55

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 ..."

question 56

If you could be on the cover of any magazine, which one would it be, and what would be the caption or headline?

question 57

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?

question 59

If you had access to any living person for advice, who would you call and concerning what?

question 60

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)

(Continues...)



Excerpted from 101 more conversation starters for couples by GARY CHAPMAN RAMON PRESSON Copyright © 2012 by Gary Chapman & Ramon Presson. Excerpted by permission of Northfield Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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Meet the Author


GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.

RAMON PRESSON, PhD, a licensed marriage & family therapist, has been in practice for 30 years and is the founder of LifeChange Counseling and Marriage Center of Franklin www.LifeChangeCS.org. He is a newspaper columnist; and with a dozen books in print he is the most published practicing therapist in Tennessee. He is a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. From 1989 to 2004 Presson served as an assistant pastor in large churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Ramon has had the unique privilege to serve on staff with and later co-author several books with Dr. Gary Chapman. He is currently co-authoring the teen edition of When Will My Life Not Suck? Authentic Hope for the Disillusioned with his 17-year-old son, Cameron. Ramon and his wife, Dorne, have been married for 28 years, have two sons, and live outside Nashville. He can be reached at ramonpresson@gmail.com.

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