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Vendor: Northfield Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
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.
Bestselling author and marriage counselor Gary Chapman has developed this handy tabletop resource to get you and your spouse talking. With 101 probing questions, couples will find their relationship enhanced, their intimacy deepened, and their romance ignited. 101 Conversation Starters for Couples is the perfect companion to the bestselling book, The 5 Love Languages®. It also makes an excellent Valentines Day, wedding, and anniversary gift. It helps you and your spouse get the conversation flowing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DiscipleMom LauraTXAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Get Talking with Your Spouse!May 31, 2014DiscipleMom LauraTXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A small but powerful book, 101 Conversation Starters for Couples sparks creativity and conversation between spouses as they seek to deepen intimacy in their marriages. Written by marriage experts and counselors Gary Chapman and Ramon Presson, 101 Conversation Starters for Couples has something for every couple, whether they've been married for a few weeks, a few years, or a few decades.
Personally, I think that there's always more to learn about one's spouse. And by learning more about each other, couples keep that spark alive. Chapman and Presson have provided couples with a practical way to do that. The questions in 101 Conversation Starters are just thatÃ¢â¬âjumping-off points to get conversations going. There's no telling where your conversation will take you! And in the process, you'll have fun together and even find opportunities to encourage each other, build each other up, and pray with each other.
Here are just three samples from the book:
Ã¢â¬Â¢ Complete this sentence: "I'm sure my mom and dad wish I would. . ."
Ã¢â¬Â¢ Describe the location and three features of your dream home.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ What item of clothing in my wardrobe do you really like to see me wear?
101 Conversation Starters for Couples can be used on date night, at bedtime, on a road trip, or during any quiet moments you have with your spouse. Some questions are more serious than others, but they all provide fodder for some great communication and intimacy-building times with your spouse.
Don't just sit there and stare at each other wondering what to talk about next. Chapman and Presson have done the work for you by compiling this handy conversation guide. Grab a copy of 101 Conversation Starters for Couples and start building intimacy in your marriage today.
About the Authors
Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellingThe 5 Love Languages. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.
Ramon Presson, a clinically certified marriage and family therapist, is the founder of LifeChange Counseling Services and the Marriage Center of Franklin www.LifeChangeCS.org. A newspaper columnist and author of numerous books, Ramon makes his home outside of Nashville with his wife, Dorrie, and two sons. For more information visit www.ramonpresson.
* I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers for this review. However, the opinions expressed in the review are my own.