Christian dating scenarios
Finally, sometimes it's just good to find out how the other person is doing. (i.e., what is the first thing you do when you get to work? What are your favorite/least favorite parts of your day?
Is there a major challenge we should be praying about as a family? What is one thing you have learned about God this year? When was the last time you saw a direct answer to prayer?
If you became famous, how would you live your life differently? If you could open any business downtown, what would it be? Where would you go/live if you could travel/live anywhere?
If you could have the perfect marriage, what would it look like? Movies are an easy and fun way to dive into topics that we might not otherwise address (or ever face). If your appearance was altered beyond recognition, how would you prove your identity to me? If you were famous for something, what would you want that to be? What movie/tv show best portrays the story of your life?
"); usually, however, it helps to actually write a couple questions down.
Just 3-4 to put in my purse or in my pocket and refer to when we start looking like that elderly couple in the restaurant that remains in silence throughout the meal. Really, once you get started with one or two, it's easy to progress the conversation naturally.
All it takes is a couple questions to get that going. These are similar to favorites and can be expounded on, but are great for rapid-fire, too.
It's also good to align our goals with each other's and with God's direction. If you could be paid to do anything, what would you do? What would you most regret not having/doing/being in life? If you had to teach something, what would you teach? If money did not exist, how would you spend your days? Best case scenario, where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? What would you do if a tornado came toward you while you were driving? What would you do if someone broke into your home while you were there? What would we want to happen to our kids if we both died in a car accident? What would you do (with job, home, kids, etc.) if I died? If, after an accident, you were kept alive by machines, would you want me to sign a DNR? They can be a good checkpoint for our personal faith walk, or for our faith walk as a couple/family. Sometimes spiritual questions seem like they're meant to be left to Bible studies, but they easily have place in our daily conversations. However, I wanted to include them, because talking about the tough stuff builds intimacy and can be beneficial in preparing for the unexpected. If you knew you had 30 days to live, how would you spend that time? If today was your last day on Earth, what would you do? These questions can be kind of a downer, so should be used sparingly and with caution.