5 Stars Out Of 5
Get Talking with Your Spouse!
May 31, 2014
A 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.