Focusing on key areas such as home, money, work, sex, community, and family, The Hard Questions contains one hundred thought-provoking questions that challenge and inspire couples to gain a deeper understanding of each other.
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Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD Buy Online, Pick up in Store is currently unavailable, but this item may be available for in-store purchase. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview The classic New York Times bestseller "This book of hard questions and exercises for couples is innovative and exciting. Average Review. Do you think it is right or wrong? What types of birth control would you feel comfortable using, if any? Do you have any past sexual history? If so, please tell me about it in a non-detailed way. How has your past sexual history affected your feelings about sexual intimacy?
Were your parents divorced or did you experience a blended family in any way? If so, how did this affect your life? Do you think that divorce is ever acceptable? If so, in what circumstances would it be appropriate? How close would you prefer to live to your parents and other family members? Would you like to live in the same city as them if you could? Or would you prefer to be farther away?
If your parents were ill or aging or otherwise in need, would you be open to them living with you? Or would you prefer they lived in an assisted living facility? Do you think abortion is permissible in cases of rape or incest?
The Hard Questions: 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do"
What about if the life of the mother is endangered by the pregnancy? What are your views on same sex attraction and homosexual lifestyle? Did you attend public school, private school, or home school? Which do you think is the best? How did your parents handle the finances in your home?
Did they pool their money or keep separate accounts? Who was in charge of paying the bills? Who did the taxes? Did you approve of how they handled things or would you do things differently?
Having a difficult conversation
How many credit cards, if any, do you feel it is good to own? When is it acceptable to use them? Do you think it is permissible to carry debt on your credit cards or should the balance be paid in full each month? What level of purchase requires a joint decision between husband and wife? Or only things such as a car or home? How do you handle your income? Do you have a written budget? Do you set aside a certain amount for savings? Or do you kind of fly by the seat of your pants? Do you think it is important for a couple to be independent as far as finances, or do you think it is OK to accept help from parents or others?
Under what circumstances should a family seek financial aid from the church or from the government? What do you think is a reasonable portion of your income to spend on clothing? How about entertainment? Home maintenance? Do you think it is important to have a regular date night after you are married?
If so, how often? What portion of income should be allotted to it? Did your parents have a regular date night? If so, what kinds of things did they do for their date?
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What is your idea of a dream vacation and how often in your life would you expect to have a vacation like this? What kinds of vacations would you like to or expect to take on a regular basis? How much time would you like to spend with your spouse on a regular basis? How much time did your parents spend with each other? What would you say is a good number of friends for a person to have? Should couples only be friends with other couples or is it OK for each spouse to have his or her own friends? What kinds of things make you feel the most loved?
Spending time together?
Receiving gifts? Talking and listening? Physical touch? Acts of service? How do you feel about public displays of affection? Is it all right to kiss in front of others?
questions to ask before you say i do Manual
Is it important to compliment each other in front of others? How would you handle it if your spouse had to be away from you for a long period of time for something such as military service? What about if he or she had to travel a lot for business without you? What about if he or she had a time intensive church calling? Would you say you came from a lower, middle, or upper class family? Would you be comfortable living with a different level of income than your parents?