365 Days of Fun in Marriage

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Thought Provoking Questions


Tip 194

Communication Starters

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Communication in marriage is one of the most important qualities to strive for. It’s a vital asset for happy marriages. If you can’t communicate well, you’re not as likely to be able to have fun together. Yet, sometimes couples will say, “We’ve run out of things to talk about.”

With availability of information in the world today, there is no reason for anyone to ever run out of things to talk about. Communication leads to a better understanding of how your spouse thinks and opens doors to be able to discuss tough issues when those times come in a marriage. If you can’t share opinions in a non-threatening way on benign issues, you’ll never be able to delve into crisis issues fair and equably and without turmoil.

Here’s an interesting perspective to think about. A number of years ago part of the job where I worked required me to recruit volunteers and set up trainings for Crisis Intervention Teams for people in domestic violence situations. I was in a committee meeting with people on the team, when I mentioned the idea that I would someday like to write about marriage.

A woman on the committee turned to me and said, “What could you possibly know about marriage? You’ve only been married one time. I’ve been married four times. I’m the one who knows something about marriage.”

Try some of these questions for conversation starters between you and your marriage partner:

–Who do you think would be a better judge of marriage: a person who’s only been married once but well over 25 years or someone who has been married four times?

–If you had one thing you wish everyone in the world knew, what would it be?

–How would you mark time if you were in a place for a year with no outside stimuli to distinguish days, nights, anything? Is that important?

– How do you know what’s true in life and how do you explain to someone that it is the truth?

– If someone were to describe you in one sentence what would that sentence be? What do you wish the sentence would be?

– When you turn 114 years old, what 5 things do you want to reflect on that you did the best at in your life?

– Every human being makes a difference in the world (watch the movie with James Stewart  It’s a Wonderful Life shown every year on TV at Christmas to prove this point). How do you make a difference in the world?

– If you had a magic wand to change the world, what 10 things would you change? None of the things you name can revolve around money.

– When was the last time you either tried something new or went somewhere completely different than your norm?

– If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be and what impact would that have on everything else?

– If someone named you in a will and left you 2 million dollars, what would you do with it? How would it change you?

– What holds you back from doing in life what you were destined to do?

– What is the best age in life and why?

– Why do you do what you do?

– What is the most important discovery or invention in mankind?

~ Glenda (gj)

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