Get the printable conversation cards along with access to other freebies including a printable journal of Love Letter Prompts by signing up for my monthly emails. This makes it easy to stick a card with several questions in my wallet, purse, or pocket for easy reference when I feel the awkward lull or we spend too much time venting about work or the kids.

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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?

have a great personality and be unattractive or have a terrible personality and be very attractive?

never have to clean the kitchen again, or never have to clean the bathroom again?

Some great conversations have resulted from watching a movie, then talking about how we would deal in those situations. What would you do if there was a world-wide power outage? What would you do if someone stole your identity and you couldn't get it back? What would you do if a couple close to you passed away and you were left to raise their child(ren)? If you had to restart your life (relationships, education, etc.), where would you start? What would your life be like if you said yes to everything? If you were to be on a reality TV show, which one would you be on?

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? It gives us the opportunity to state our passions so we can pursue them, and helps us know our significant other's passions and find ways to support and encourage them in those. However, when put on the spot, some of us aren't great at coming up with random memories, so it helps to have some questions to bring those past experiences to mind. " Just a few questions spread throughout the date night, or even throughout the week. I notice the lull in conversation, and I start with a prolonged "Whhhhaat..." in hopes that something fun, funny or profound will follow. Instead, all that slips out is a line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "What... " The other night that lead to a full conversation of our favorite Monty Python bits ("are you suggesting that coconuts migrate? Start with a question and let them expound with the answer.