30 Great Conversation Starters for Your Marriage

Imperfect and Normal Families like yours and mine want to have meaningful conversations, but they don't always come easy. A husband or wife can often get so busy that he or she fails to engage in life-giving conversation with his or her spouse. The result is that we get disconnected and end up passing like "two ships in the night." And that's not good for anybody. 

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What we might occasionally need is a simple conversation starter that you can kick around over dinner or after the kids are in bed. Tracey Eyster of FamilyLife recently posted a great list of 30 great questions that you can ask each other as a means to quickly connect. They don't explore any deep issues of life, but the questions do have the potential to help you re-focus on each other in the midst of a busy day. 

For those people who are uber-creative, you could cut the questions into little slips, put them into a box, and then draw out one a day for thirty days. Or you could just use a few tonight to get a good conversation going.  Here's the list...

30 Ways to Start a Conversation with Your Spouse

By Tracey Eyster

1. My funniest memory of our dating days is when …

2. Our kids would freak out if they knew we …

3. Before we are together in heaven, I pray that here on earth we …

4. I have this memory of you in a certain outfit. Remember …

5. The most scared you have ever been was …

6. The happiest you have ever been was …

7. I remember thinking I was courageous when I was young because I …

8. I used to always wish I could …

9. If I could spend a day just talking to any one person, it would be …

10. I wish I had learned to …

11. I picture us old, sitting in a rocking chair and you looking over at me and saying, “Daggum it, we never …”

12. If I could spend 24 hours doing anything in the world with you, it would be …

13. I like it best when you refer to me as …

14. The song that always makes me think of you is …

15. My sweetest memory of us in our youth is when we …

16. My favorite memory of our wedding day is …

17. My greatest need right now as a woman is to …

18. My greatest need right now as a man is to …

19. If I could have any super power, it would be …

20. If I could eat anything and it not affect my health, I would feast on …

21. If I could have lived during a different time period, it would be …

22. I laugh every time I think of you doing …

23. I would so enjoy reading out loud together …

24. If we could be roadies for any musical talent, I would choose …

25. If I had it to do over, I would propose to you by …

26. The world’s best anniversary trip would be to go to …

27. My favorite photo of us is the one where …

28. Did you know that it scares me so much to …

29. When we fell in love, my favorite thing about you back then was …

30. I feel you love me the most when you …

This article originally appeared on MomLife Today, FamilyLife's blog for moms.