Friday, August 2, 2013

That's a Good Question!

My friend, Laurie C., said, "I've been thinking a lot about this and I'm just wondering what other people would say to the question: Other than read the Bible and pray, what do you do to find comfort?"

"Eat chocolate!" I blurted out.

Would you believe it? Laurie wrote it down, even as she laughed!

You should probably know that just before this, Joy had asked us all, "What's your favorite Bible verse?" As soon as the six of us started sharing, Laurie and several others asked for a piece of paper to be able to write down and remember these great Bible verses.

Another question asked that night was, "If you could travel to anywhere, where would you go?"

As we talked and laughed we got to know each other better because we had good questions to ask each other. 

That evening we had each come prepared with a question to ask. But whether carefully thought through, or chosen out of a hat, I love conversation questions because they take conversation to the next level, past the weather and sports, away from gossip and complaints, to truly getting to know one another, whether you are friends or family. 

In order to help you, I've typed up some of my conversation starting questions and turned them into printables for you. Click the links below to get printable versions of the conversation starting question cards. They are formatted to print directly on Avery® Business Cards 28878  (Avery®  Template 8371or print them onto cardstock and the guidelines will show where to cut to get cards of uniform size. 

There are 50 questions in this set! Let me know if you like these and I'll put together more questions in a few months. 

Now print out the cards, punch or cut them apart and take turns choosing the card and reading the questions. Don't rush to the next question before others get to chime in with their answers or ask follow-up questions. You'll love how these questions add spice to your family dinners or friendly gatherings.

Conversation Starter Questions Cards No. 1
Conversation Starter Questions Cards No. 2
Conversation Starter Questions Cards No. 3
Conversation Starter Questions Cards No. 4
Conversation Starter Questions Cards No. 5

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For More Ideas and Inspiration:
Check out the book Around the Table: Connecting With Your Family at Mealtimes. You can read the first chapter at this site and order a copy of the book.

Get a Conversation Starter question each week night by *liking* the Around the Table Facebook page! 

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  1. Good questions for stimulating wonderful conversations. Thank you! For some unknown reason, I just now discovered your recipe pages, even sent the link to a friend. I'm really, really, interested in trying the Vietnamese Chicken Curry and Chopped Lettuce Cran-Apple Salad. Now I'm off to explore the rest of those yummy recipes.

  2. What a great set of conversation starters!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  3. Awesome selection of conversation starters, sometime I find the, really helpful.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  4. Excellent resource. Thank you!

  5. I just printed out your conversation starters for future use. Thank you so much for taking the time to make these up. I am linked up just after you over at Thrive @ Home.

    1. Thanks, Judith! I'm glad you liked them. Hope they lead to many great conversations!

  6. I love these conversation starters, and the fact that you made them up into printable cards. My favorites - what would your nickname be if you chose it and what would be the title of a movie about your life. Great questions!

    1. I like the one about your new identity in the witness protection program! :-)

  7. I love this idea! A great way to find out things you never would have known even from old friends. Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

  8. I'm having some neighbors over tomorrow who I barely know, and I'm going to download some of these to use as an ice breaker. Thanks!

    1. I hoped these questions helped. I find people are usually happy to join in this kind of conversation and discover they have more to say than they would have thought!



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