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?
" 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?
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.
trip and fall in front of 10 people you don't know, or say something embarrassing in front of 1 celebrity?
Was there a spiritual mentor you looked up to when you were younger? What is one thing likely getting in the way of your full potential in Christ? The usual "how was your day" often results in a simple "fine" or "okay." These questions can help expound and get deeper into the other person's daily life.
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?
Start with a question and let them expound with the answer.
What would you do if you had to live on a mountain without warning?
How do you prefer to take a break at the end of the day?