I know I said I was going to share some posts on marriage this month and I plan on doing that soon but I thought I would start with an easy, fun post.
Road trips are one of my favorite ways to travel (coming in second only to European train travel) and even though we have kids I have found road trips to be one of the best times for Jared and I to have some great conversations – some of our big life decisions have been discussed and decided on road trips!
I hope to eventually share some road trip conversation starters that involve the whole family soon but I thought it would be fun to start with the couple specific ones.
We’ve been road tripping with our kids since our oldest was young and they do great with entertaining themselves in the vehicle (plus we always pack tons of different options along) so we actually get a lot of couple talking time in.
Unlike women guys generally like to be side-by-side when having deep conversations (women tend to prefer face-to-face conversations) so chatting while driving will often allow them to open up more than normal. I’ve made a point of including both some deep and some light questions in this list so you can mix it up a bit.
ROAD TRIP CONVERSATION STARTERS FOR COUPLES
1. What have you enjoyed learning about lately?
2. What is something that surprised you in the last few months?
3. If you could earn enough money doing what you love, what would you do?
4. How can I specifically help you during this next season?
5. What has been your favorite road trip?
6. What would be your ideal road trip?
7. What is your favorite memory of our dating years?
8. What talent do you really wish you had?
9. If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would you choose?
10. If you could choose just one super power, what would you choose?
11. If you won the lottery and all the bills and debts were paid, what would you do with the rest of the money?
12. Would you rather have a rewind or pause button on your life?
13. What compliment would you like to hear from me more often?
14. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
15. What profession have you always admired?
16. If you could live anywhere in the world for a year where would you choose?
17. What tradition do you think we should begin as a family?
18. What book has had the biggest impact on your life?
19. What is your favorite book of the Bible?
20. What activities would you like to do together more?
21. What is one thing you look forward to the most about growing old together?
22. What meal would you like to eat more often?
23. What are some positive character traits you would like to develop or grow in?
24. Are there areas in our life we are spending too much money that we could cut back on?
25. How would you spend your time if the electricity went out for 24 hours?
26. If we continue on the same path what do you think our life would look like in 10 years? Are there things we should change?
27. What is something you have done that you are proud of?
28. What do you think is our greatest strength as a couple?
29. What can we do to celebrate important dates in the future (birthdays, anniversaries, etc)?
30. Which one of your parents are you most like?
31. How can we serve our community?
32. What is your favorite way for me to show you I love you?
33. What do you think we need to work on the most in our relationship?
34. What has been the happiest day of your life?
35. What do you want to do when you retire?
36. What has been your favorite age?
37. What would be your idea of the perfect 25th anniversary trip?
38. If you could go back in time to before you were born, what period of history would you choose?
39. What is your favorite part about travel?
40. Where should we go on our next road trip?
Do you like road tripping? What questions would you add to this list?
Marriage is not a topic I have written a whole lot about, if you compare the amount of times I write about marriage versus the times I write about parenting you’ll see parenting is a much more written about topic. That’s not because I prefer parenting over marriage but because marriage has been quite easy compared to parenting and I guess I generally write about hard things (case in point).
I thought I would change things up during the month of February and share a little about marriage, I currently have zero specific ideas on this so hopefully some come to me.
But I am going to kick things off by sharing February’s Scripture Writing Challenge since the topic is love/marriage.
You can see all my Scripture Writing Challenges here.
A reminder I always like to share with my Scripture Writing Challenges: don’t get hung up if you miss a day, don’t focus on the missed days, focus on the days you got into the Word.
Curious about the benefits of writing out the Scriptures? Check that out here.
I decided to not make a printable for this challenge, if it is something you use and miss let me know and I can whip one up and continue to make the printables. Personally I’ve gotten lazy and haven’t been printing them out and instead have just been referring back to the post for the passages each day.
MARRIAGE SCRIPTURE WRITING CHALLENGE
Even though there aren’t thirty-one days in February I like to share thirty-one days worth of passages in case people decide to do the challenge in a month that has that many days.
day one: Genesis 1:27-28
day two: Proverbs 31:11-12
day three: Titus 2:3-5
day four: Ephesians 5:22-24
day five: Ecclesiastes 4:9
day six: Colossians 3:18
day seven: Genesis 2:24
day eight: 1 John 4:18
day nine: Ephesians 5:33
day ten: Colossians 3:14
day eleven: Ecclesiastes 4:12
day twelve: Ephesians 4:2-3
day thirteen: Mark 10:9
day fourteen: 1 Corinthians 13:2
day fifteen: 1 Corinthians 13:4-6
day sixteen: 1 Corinthians 13:7-8
day seventeen: 1 Corinthians 13:13
day eighteen: Proverbs 3:3-4
day nineteen: Song of Solomon 8:6-7
day twenty: 1 Peter 4:8
day twenty-one: Romans 13:8
day twenty-two: 1 Thessalonians 5:11
day twenty-three: 1 John 4:7
day twenty-four: Ephesians 4:32
day twenty-five: Romans 12:10
day twenty six: John 15:12
day twenty-seven: Proverbs 12:4
day twenty-eight: Matthew 19:4-6
day twenty-nine: 1 Corinthians 16:14
day thirty: John 13:34-35
day thirty-one: 1 John 4:19