Creative Conversation Starters for couples – 100+ prompts to kick start your communication – Book ReviewCreative Conversation Starters for couples – 100+ prompts to kick start your communication – Book ReviewKeelie and Austin Reason of LoveHopeAdventure.com sent me a book of conversation starters a while ago. In fact, I was privileged to write the foreword for it. Here’s what I wrote:
One of my goals as a marriage educator is to someday run a marriage conference for a weekend. You know the kind. You can get away from the kids for a weekend, away from your job, away from the housework and everything. A whole weekend where you can focus on your marriage, learn some new communication skills and find ways to handle conflict more effectively. Plus some time for “extracurricular activities”.
Whenever I think about this type of event, I always want to make the following rule for any couple that comes:
You can talk about anything you want, except:
- or the weather
Whenever I share this idea with people, they blink and after a pause say, “Well, what’s left?”
What’s left is basically what this book is about. Keelie and Austin have done a great job of putting together conversation starters that are about you, rather than about what you do.
If I ever run that marriage weekend, i hope to have a stack of these books to hand out when the attendees get stuck. Maybe after letting then sweat it out for a day.
But you don’t need to wait. You already have it.
This book will help you talk about your past, your future, your hopes and dreams. About the things you are passionate about, and maybe some you aren’t so passionate about.
It will help you talk about topics that bring true intimacy rather than lapsing into discussions of logistics.
This is a resource that every couple can use.
They sort of beat me to it actually. I had planned to write my own book to cover that need, but that’s okay. I’m just glad it got written.
What’s in the book of conversation starters?
Well, it’s 108 different conversation starters, split up into 10 different groups of questions, sort of like chapters.
- Childhood memories
- Interesting conversations
- What if we could…
- Remember our dating years
- The engagement
- Remember our wedding
- Raising our family
- What does the future hold?
- How’s out love life?
- Physical intimacy
They start pretty tame:
And they end up getting a more intimate
This book is great for those marriage conferences where you’re not supposed to talk about logistics or work or any of the stuff you normally talk about. It’s also great to have on your phone at dinner on a date night. In fact, it’s good any time you want to have some good conversation that might lead to some good sex. If any of those situations apply to you, I’d consider picking up this book.
Creative Conversation Starters for Couples: 100+ prompts to kick start your communication