On the 15-minute drive to the creek, I turned the radio off and pulled out 101 Conversation Starters for Families and opened to a random page. I asked my family — my husband, two teens and baby — the conversation starter on the open page. Everyone except baby chimed in. We continued as I had everyone take turns giving me a random number between 1 and 101. I asked the questions and we all gave our input.
Some of the questions were silly, causing us to laugh and even give silly answers at times. Some questions were serious, either spiritually or just about life. I got to hear my children’s hearts speak as I listened to their answers. Some allowed my family to daydream and answer to “What if…?”
Families need to do this more often — talk and listen to one another. There’s much fighting or spending time apart these days. While I had planned on using this book at the dinner table, I hadn’t simply because we don’t always find ourselves there at meal times, I do hope to get my family eating and conversing at the table more often.
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About the Book
One of the signs of a healthy family is open and meaningful conversation. But it’s not always easy to get your kids talking. 101 Conversation Starters for Families is an excellent place to begin, providing just the right blend of fun, biblical, and probing questions.
Authors Gary Chapman and Ramon Presson have created this treasure trove in a handy tabletop format. Whether you do one question a week or five days a week, your family will experience a new level of closeness. 101 Conversation Starters for Families is the perfect companion to bestselling books, The 5 Love Languages of Children and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers.