This resource is an excerpt from section three of the “Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage: Communication” seminar. The 270 conversations are divided into 10 sub-categories.
- Daily Review Topics (15)
- Reflective Topics (28)
- Romantic Topics (36)
- Planning Topics (22)
- Evaluative Topics (33)
- Confessional Topics (19)
- General Interest Topics (25)
- Spiritual Growth Topics (29)
- Social Topics (14)
- Popcorn Topics (19)
From What? to How?
The natural question changes from “What is there to talk about?” to “How are we going to have all these conversations?”
One approach is to put your favorite conversations from this list (along with your preferred additions) on slips of paper into an empty tissue box and have a raffle whenever there is a free moment for conversation. This brings a playful element to these conversations which is important (we continue to do things that are fun). In this version you can also add slips of paper with compliments and words of encouragement to one another to be drawn out and echoed during these conversation times.
As a note for the less talkative spouse… you can cheat! Draw a slip from the box in the morning as you get ready for your day. Put it in your pocket and think about it when you reach into your pocket throughout the day. I promise your spouse won’t mind if you get a 12 hour head start on having something to discuss at the end of the day.
Here is the excerpt with topics listed: 240-marital-conversations
You can always see when the next presentation of Gospel-Centered Marriage series will be taught at bradhambrick.com/events.