Personal Story Questions

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Parents and Siblings

  • Where were you born?
  • Where were you raised?
  • How many brothers and sisters do you have?
  • What is/was your relationship with your parents and siblings like?
  • Tell a story from your childhood or adolescence that gives insight into your family.

Spouse and Children

  • Have you ever been married before and if so, how long and how long have you been separated or divorced?
  • How many children, if any, do you have and what are their names and ages?

Vocation and Education

  • Where did you go to school?
  • What did you study or what do you now wish you had studied?
  • Where do you work and how do you spend your waking hours?
  • If you could do anything but what you do now, what would it be?

Hobbies and Interests

  • What do you enjoy doing with your spare time?
  • If rich uncle George died and left you $50,000 that you had to spend and you had one month off, what would you do with the money and time?
  • What have you never done that you wish you could do?

God and Church

  • What church, if any, were you raised in?
  • What were you taught about God as a child?
  • What has been your most significant encounter with God?
  • Describe the state of your relationship with God now.
  • What would you like your relationship with God to be five years from now?
  • When you die and stand before God, what would you like for his first words to you to be?