Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time to come around the table and connect with family and friends with whom you may not usually get extended stretches of intentional time. However, coming up with conversation starters can be difficult. The weather can be dreary, not everyone is into sports, and studies have shown that contentious political conversations cause cooked turkey to dry out and shrivel up to nothing. (Wikipedia is our source for that last one.)
Since we at NCFCA are always for good discussion and healthy debate, here are ten conversation starters for stuffing the Thanksgiving meal with engaging dialogue and setting the table for lively discourse. We’ll roll ahead and skip the obvious “what are you most thankful this year” question, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still ask it.
These questions are meant to be starting points, and everything after that is gravy. Think of these as the meat and potatoes of the conversation.
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating blessings and spending time with friends and family! As we approach Thanksgiving we reflect on the words of Paul in Philippians Chapter 1.
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now…”