Book Review: 101 Questions

13 Mar

This is not your average book. Obviously you can tell from the title that there are 101 questions in it… and that’s about it. It is a book specifically written for Christian couples who are planning on being married in the future. It is designed to help you get to know each other, and discuss a wide variety of topics that should be talked about before committing to each other in marriage.

I know what you’re thinking.. . so cheesy (or stupid/ridiculous/etc.) At least that’s what I thought when I saw people reading this book.

However, seeing that I am in a Christian relationship headed for marriage, me and my boyfriend (now my fiancé) decided to try it out and see if it could be beneficial for our relationship.

What I liked:

The book had a wide range of topics that it touched on. From pets, kids, and family to past experiences, relationships, and goals, this book covered a lot. It definitely brought up things that you need to talk about BEFORE you get engaged

What I disliked:

One comment my boyfriend made was that the whole preface chapter was written to girls. I obviously didn’t notice this because I am a girl so it seemed right! But he was pretty turned off to start because it was all aimed towards women.

The questions were very repetitive. There were certain topics that the book seemed to focus on and asked the same questions over and over in different ways. It got to be a little redundant.

Some questions were kind of silly. Like “When you are sick, how do you want others to respond to you?” At least they provided for a lot of laughs along the way!

Final Thoughts:

I would recommend this book to couples. Even if you have already talked about most of the topics, it is fun to do together and I promise you will learn at least 1 new thing about your gf/bf!

However, my advice is not read it early on in a relationship. My boyfriend and I picked it up when we had been dating for 1 year and 6 months,  AFTER we had discussed the possibilities of getting married. I don’t encourage you to rush things or read this book to soon into your dating life. (Girls, this means don’t buy it for him for his birthday when you have been dating 2 months!) Introducing it too early will put unwanted pressure on the relationship. The longer you date the more these questions and topics will come up naturally to discuss. The book will help out in those areas that are hard to bring up, but need to be discussed.


Is this book for you?


- If you’re in a relationship but it’s not that serious, don’t rush to get this book. There are plenty of other books that you can read together for fun and for learning more about each other. I recommend The 5 Love Languages or just a book with relationships not as the primary focus. (See my Resources page for some ideas)

-Those of you in serious relationships, who can hear wedding bells in the distance, check it out! I think it can be beneficial.

Single Ladies:

- For you guys, this book can wait. But, keep it in the back of your mind for when you do get into a serious relationship!


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