If you were to use one word to describe each block of time in your day, which words would you use?

Wake – pray – read – exercise – shower – eat – drive – work – walk – eat – work – drive – eat – visit – TV – read – pray – sleep.

Now – how would you describe your conversations in an average day?

What about your conversations with your spouse?

What do you talk about with your spouse?

Conversations between husband and wife can become “pass the salt” kind of interactions. It happens.

The laundry needs to be put away.  The car needs an oil change.  The kid’s permission slip needs to be signed.  Pay the bills.  Turn off the lights.  Empty the dishwasher.  Weed the garden.  Head and shoulders, knees and toes…  Days go on.  And on.

But these types of lack-luster interactions don’t grow a life filled with purpose or meaning. Is it time to change the conversational direction – to put more into your interactions?

Plant a seed.

If you’re living in a hum-drum no-depth conversational rut (and want out) then start small.

Big, deep conversations grow from tiny seeds.

Many seeds are found in the Book of Proverbs.

Start a conversation with your spouse about a verse from Proverbs that catches your attention.  It’s a pretty dense book with so many nuggets.  Sip from it, like you would from a hot cup of coffee.

Here’s an example of a tiny ‘seed’ of a conversation starter:

Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.

~ Proverbs 4:23

If you were to talk about this proverb, where would it lead?

Encouragers start conversations that make an impact.

How do you start deep conversations with your spouse?