Creative Conversation Starters for couples – Book Review

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Creative Conversation Starters for couples – Book Review

Nov 15, 2016

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

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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 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:

  • Work
  • Kids
  • Church
  • Friends
  • Hobbies
  • Sports
  • 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.

  1. Childhood memories
  2. Interesting conversations
  3. What if we could…
  4. Remember our dating years
  5. The engagement
  6. Remember our wedding
  7. Raising our family
  8. What does the future hold?
  9. How’s out love life?
  10. Physical intimacy

They start pretty tame:

What was the best gift you ever got as a kid?

And they end up getting a more intimate

Do you like me to talk or make noises while we are being physically 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

Creative Conversation Starters for Couples: 100+ prompts to kick start your communicationKindle Edition

By Keelie and Austin Reason

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4 thoughts on “Creative Conversation Starters for couples – Book Review”

  1. Keelie Reason says:

    Thanks for sharing about the book and writing the forward! I’m so honored to have you be a part of it. 🙂

  2. LatterDay Marriage says:

    Sounds good, I’ll have to check it out. To be honest I would not be surprised if 80% or more are things we already have talked about, but we love having long conversations about things like that. It gets harder the longer you are married to find something you haven’t’ already covered.

  3. Jerry Stumpf says:

    It is a great resource! I told Keelie, I might just have several copies to share with our attendees at our seminars.

    It is well illustrated so even us “picture” folks get the messages!

    It does have some ideas for folks who have been married a while (us – 42 years!)

  4. Jerry Stumpf says:

    Not sure why it did not post my last post?

    Thought it might interest your audience!

    5 Provocative Ingredients To Spice Up Your Marriage Trust and Intimacy http://wp.me/p50Bqq-g5

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