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Product Details

  • Series: 101 Conversations Starters
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Northfield Publishing; New Edition edition (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802408370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802408372
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

101 Conversation Starters for Couples

Your spouse is a fascinating person, a treasure trove of meaningful, humorous, and profound experiences, thoughts, feelings, ideas, memories, hopes, dreams, beliefs and convictions. These 101 questions, developed by marriage experts Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, and Roman Presson, are to be used as conversation starters for you and your mate.

  • What is something you collected as a child or teen?
  • What is one of your favorite memories that includes snow?
  • If you could win any competition in the world, what would it be?

101 Conversation Starters for Couples offers a process to enjoy over dinner, on a date night, or any time you'd like to dig a little deeper.

About the Author

GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. 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.

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Customer Reviews

This book was a waste of money in comparison.
Chai T.
We always have fun together, but I'm hoping that these books will help us learn new things about each other, and grow even closer. ♥
Alena@TheHomemadeCreative
Simple questions that don't require a ton of thought but are great...conversation starters!
THIRDHILTON

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By E. White on September 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
The premise and format of this book is incredibly simple: it's a collection of questions (101 to be exact) of questions for spouses to get each other talking. No chapter headings. No long pages of text. Just one question per page with an attractive picture in the background. A book like this could easily flop, with tepid, limp, or contrived questions. But in its execution this effort by Chapman is an unalloyed success.

Why does it work so well? Chapman keeps things simple. Each question functions like a catapult, tossing you and your spouse up effortlessly into a gratifying and relationship-opening conversation. Subjects can come up that you've been waiting/wanting/needing to talk about for a long time. But it's effortless and pleasurable -- friendly and open. It seems to be because Chapman maintains a skillful balance between well-focused and open-ended.

So who is this book useful for? Essentially, any couple could benefit from this book. Even if the only fruit is a single rewarding conversation, you'll get your money's worth. So if you want to learn about your spouse's hopes, dreams, past, or fears, without painful or contrived digging, this is a great place to start.

Of course, if your relationship is really struggling, you might need to bring in heavier ammunition. Try The Relationship Rescue Workbook for "boot camp" DIY marriage therapy. For a more long-term, focused approach -- if there are some deep issues -- check out The Couple's Survival Workbook.

Indeed, either of these books might work as a kind of counterpoint to 101 Conversation Starters, providing a more intense way to getting conversations going -- and you could always think of Conversation Starters as the "kinder, gentler" approach.
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42 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Lauren H. on October 5, 2012
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I got this book for my husband and I to use at the dinner table and on date night. This book is great! This book fosters meaningful conversation and helps build intimacy. There are a variety of questions throughout the book....my only issue with this book is that religion and the Bible are incorporated into it.Examples of this would be "Name the Old Testament event that you wish you could have witnessed. Name the New Testament event (in addition to the resurrection) that you wish you could have witnessed" and "Acts 2:42-47 describes a close, caring community. In what setting have you had the greatest experience of genuine fellowship?". Questions like these aren't relevant to all couples (My husband and I are both atheists) like the other questions/conversation topics present in the book are. Despite the religious incorporation, though, I highly recommend this book!
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Sylvester on February 1, 2013
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I was hoping for a book with interesting questions for long car rides, since we sometimes have difficulty talking about topics that don't revolve around our children or our work. Maybe it's just not designed for couples who have been together for 20+ years & talk all of the time, but I was disappointed with the simplicity of the questions. I only found a handful of questions that we hadn't already discussed by the time we celebrated our 5th anniversary...
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kelly S. on December 7, 2013
Format: Paperback
"101 Conversation Starters for Couples" is a pocket-size book written, or rather "developed", by Gary Chapman, a bestselling author {"The 5 Love Languages"} and marriage counselor, and Ramon Presson, a clinically certified marriage and family therapist.

It isn't any secret that communication is vital in marriage, especially for really learning about and loving your spouse and, ultimately, deepening the romance and relationship. And continuing to get to know and pursue each other is the purpose of "101 Conversation Starters for Couples". Even the picturesque front cover depicting two adirondack chairs side-by-side overlooking the ocean {or, in my "perfect" moment, Lake Michigan} alludes to intimacy and closeness, while the back cover states, in part:

Your spouse is a fascinating person, a treasure trove of meaningful, humorous, and profound experiences, thoughts, feelings, ideas, memories, hopes, dreams, beliefs and convictions. These 101 questions [...] are to be used as conversation starters for you and your mate. [This book] offers a process to enjoy over dinner, on a date night, or any time you'd like to dig a little deeper.

At first glance, I liked everything about "101 Conversation Starters for Couples": the design, the smaller size, the give-as-a-gift potential, and even the quick thoughts in the opening pages that read, "These questions celebrate the depth and wonderful mystery of your mate. Questions invite disclosure, and disclosure launches discovery. Discovery enriches a marriage and builds intimacy." It sounded great, and, hey, it looked pretty nice, too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sclubmama on August 21, 2013
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After 7 years of marriage, I still don't know everything about Big A. Amazing, isn't it, how much we can know about someone but still they have so much to tell us. I thought I would gain some help with getting to know him more with "101 Conversation Starters for Couples" by Gary Chapman and Ramon Presson.

It's really been helpful to ask these questions to learn more about Big A. Some of the questions that we've discussed so far are:

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What are two things that happened today and how did you feel about them? He started off the day with no new emails and felt good about that; then work really picked up around 4:00 and a few people needed a few things at the same time so he was downhearted about that.

If you could hire Martha Stewart for a day, what would you have her do? Buy our groceries with her money.

What nonbiblical historical event would you like to have witnessed? No answer because I asked a really deep question too late at night. LOL

This has just been a fun little thing for us to discuss at the end of the day (as long as I don't wait too long). I've enjoyed these and want to check out the other Conversation Starter books.
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