Category Archives: Marriage

Body, Soul, and Spirit: Intimacy in Marriage, Part 4 (audio)

Intimacy is far more than simply the physical or the sensual.  Intimacy in marriage is a beautiful and intricate dance between body, soul, and spirit.

Discussion Questions

  1. Remember – What kinds of things did you “do at first” that you have let die?
  2. Repent – What attitudes or excuses have you let stop you from investing in your marital intimacy?
  3. Return/Repair – Do you have any ideas for things you can do “as you did at first”?
  4. Rejoice – What is/are the top 1 or 2 things about your spouse that you love and value the most? What is your favorite thing about being married to your spouse?

Body, Soul, & Spirit: Intimacy in Marriage, Part 2 (audio)

Intimacy is far more than simply the physical or the sensual.  Intimacy in marriage is a beautiful and intricate dance between body, soul, and spirit.

Week 2 – Roadblocks to Intimacy

Discussion Questions

  1. Do you agree with what Mike said about the importance of the sexual aspect of the marriage relationship? Why or why not?
  2. Which roadblocks have you, or are you, experiencing in your marriage?

What obstacles are keeping you from experiencing greater intimacy in your marriage; body, soul, and spirit?

  • Roadblocks in the Spirit
    • Unbiblical view of intimacy in marriage
    • Broken fellowship
    • Lack of vitality in your Christian walk
    • Isolation from Christian community
  • Roadblocks in the Soul
    • Unbiblical view of ourselves
    • Broken relationship
    • Lack of vitality in the friendship
    • Boredom in the Bedroom
  • Roadblocks in the Body
    • Poor physical health/fitness
    • Low energy
    • Stress
    • Disparate Drive

Body, Soul, and Spirit: Intimacy in Marriage, Part 1 (Audio)

Intimacy is far more than simply the physical or the sensual.  Intimacy in marriage is a beautiful and intricate dance between body, soul, and spirit.

Discussion questions:

  1. On a scale of 1-10, how awkward is this topic?
  2. Do you agree with the statement regarding the reversal of body, soul, and spirit in the marriage relationship? Why or why not?
  3. Of the four areas we touched on, which is the one that resonates the most, and can you give an example from your marriage?

Key Verses

Part 1 – God’s Design & Intention

God’s objective for your marriage: Oneness – Body, Soul, & Spirit

– Ephesians 5:31

The Three Bridges to Intimacy

  • Joy, Delight, & Desire

      • Proverbs 5:18
      • Ecclesiastes 9:9
      • Song of Songs 2:3
      • Song of Songs 7:7-10
  • Purity, Honor, & Faithfulness

      • Song of songs 2:2-3
      • Proverbs 5:15-17
      • Hebrews 13:4
      • Malachi 2:15
  • Romance & Love 

      • 1 Corinthians 7:5, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
      • Song of Songs 2:16

Speaking this weekend at Friendship Baptist Church

“Reviving our Fire for Kids and Families Weekend”

Join me this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church in Chesterfield, VA for a weekend of Family-focused, Christ-centered equipping, encouragement, and exhortation.  Topics to include parenting, marriage, missions, and children’s ministry.  More information available at www.friendshipva.org 

In the Eye of the Storm

A talk given at HomeFront, a couples ministry of Reston Bible Church

eye of the storm

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What was one thing you found particularly challenging, insightful, thought provoking, or helpful from today’s talk?
  2. Why do I entertain escapist ideas or at times want to run from other’s in need?
  3. What are some storms going on around you, now or in the past, that you’ve wished you could hide from?
  4. How have you seen Christ use your times in the “eye” to help others?

Meeting of the Waters – Journey to marriage oneness: Part 5 of 5

Meeting of the Waters – Part 4

 

Meeting of the Waters – Part 3

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