Resources for Marriage

Protecting Marriages

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Don't forget to take care of your marriage. Here are some resources to help you protect and strengthen your marriage:

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
One of the best ways to build up your marriage is through spending time just talking. Here are some fun conversation prompts to get you started (new questions are added periodically):

  1. Of your friends and family, who do you think has the best relationship and why?
  2. Is there anything I can do to make your day easier?
  3. Do you feel like we spend enough time together?
  4. What can I do to make you know how much I love you?
  5. What's your happiest memory of us together?
  6. If you could change one thing about our marriage, what would it be?
  7. Are you happy?
  8. What could I do to make you feel more appreciated?
  9. What could I do to make you feel more secure?
  10. What’s the best book you’ve read recently? Tell me about it. What did you like about it?
  11. Which holiday do you enjoy the most? Why that one?
  12. If you could possess any extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you choose?
  13. What makes a married relationship distinctively Christian? How is a Christian couple different from a non-Christian one?
  14. In what ways do you think the marriages of our parents affect the marriage you and I share today? Be honest with me.
  15. Are there some times when a disagreement needs to be postponed? if so, when? How can we discern those kinds of times?
  16. What fears do you wrestle with the most? How do you manage them?
  17. What practical steps can we take as a couple to “affair-proof” our marriage?
  18. With so many marriages falling apart around us today, what steps can you and I take to ensure that we stay close as a couple, emotionally and spiritually?
  19. When do you last remember laughing with me the most?
  20. Some people talk to figure out what they’re thinking, and some people don’t talk until they know what they’re thinking. Which do you think you are? Which do you think I am?
  21. What does the word “affection” mean to you? What does the word “romance” mean to you?
  22. What’s one time lately that I’ve made you feel great about yourself? How can I do that more often?
  23. What was a time your mom really messed up with talking to you or punishing you when you were a kid?
  24. What was a time when your dad really messed up with talking to you or punishing you when you were a kid?
  25. What’s something you never confessed to your parents until much later–that you laugh about now?
  26. What song from the radio did you just HATE when you were in your early teens? Why?
  27. How would you describe an ideal day?
  28. What is something I can do to make us feel connected even more?
  29. What do you think we need to work on the most in our relationship?
  30. What can I do to make sure you feel safe with me?
  31. What's the happiest you've ever felt?
  32. What do you want to do when you retire?
  33. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
  34. If you could meet one famous person, who would it be?
  35. What's another career that you think you'd love?
  36. If you could go back in time, what age would you be?
  37. Are you an optimist, pessimist or realist?
  38. What was your favorite date night you've ever had with me?
  39. What can I do that best says, "I love you."?
  40. In what areas are we the same?
  41. When did you know I was the “the one,” the person you wanted to marry?
  42. What were some of your impressions of the day we got engaged?
  43. What would you consider to be our song? Why is it so meaningful to you?
  44. Do you remember any funny stories from our wedding day?
  45. Aside from the standard exchange of vows, what do you recall about the pastor’s message?
  46. If we had the chance to do our wedding again, would you want to change anything?
  47. What are some of your favorite memories from our honeymoon?
  48. What is something I did that you thought was exceptionally kind or thoughtful?
  49. What new hobbies or activities would you like to try together as a couple?
  50. What’s our greatest strength as a couple?
  51. What could we do to make our relationship stronger?
  52. What is something small that we can do daily for each other to make our lives better?
  53. What’s your favorite memory from when we were dating?
  54. What’s your favorite memory from our wedding? Why?
  55. What’s one positive change that our marriage has had on you?
  56. If you could go back to when we first started dating, what advice would you give yourself?
  57. When have you felt the most loved by me?
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