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Survivor, Part 4 – Lessons Learned on the Island

 July 17, 2020   

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Discussion Questions

  1. Which of these lessons have you experienced in this tribulation?
    • God’s kindness is evident even in trials
    • There is beauty in simplicity
    • I can live with less stuff
    • Community is worth fighting for
    • The lost and vulnerable are all around us
  2. What other lessons have you taken from this pandemic experience?

Survivor, Part 3 – Fighting for Perspective

July 9, 2020

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Discussion Questions

  • Can you share how a time of tribulation has impacted your marriage?
  • Which of these perspectives on tribulation is most challenging for you? Tribulation…
    • Cannot separate us from God’s love
    • Is worked out in community
    • Is not to be feared
    • Should be rejoiced over (spiritual formation, advancement of the gospel)
    • Prepares us for service
    • Can be a sign of spiritual warfare
    • Can be God’s correction of sin
    • Is a powerful testimony when responded to through a godly perspective
  • How would you counsel another couple that is seeking perspective in the midst of a trial?

Survivor, Part 2 – Fighting for Unity

 June 26, 2020  Mike Meyers HomeFront

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Discussion Questions

  1. How would you define unity in marriage as opposed to uniformity?
  2. How can you prevent one spouse “disappearing” in the marriage relationship?
  3. Which of Peter’s points to you find most challenging; sympathy, brotherly love, tenderness, or humility? Why?

Annual Maintenance Check: Part 11 – Marriage on Purpose

 March 27, 2020   

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Discussion Questions

  1. What are some unique characteristics of your marriage that the Lord might use?
  2. How are you, or could you be, serving Christ together?
  3. What are you, or can you be, doing as a couple to give of yourselves to friends, extended family, neighbors, and other members of the larger community?
  4. How do you think an outward focused marriage can benefit your relationship?

Annual Maintenance Check: Part 9 – Crisis Management – Conflict in Marriage

 February 23, 2020   

Discussion Questions

  1. What do you fight about? Why? How often? What is the typical outcome?
  2. How have you, or could you, employ the “conflict defusers” we heard about today?
  3. What other strategies or principles have helped you navigate conflict?

Annual Maintenance Check: Part 8 – Communication – Speaking in Strange Tongues

February 16, 2020   

Discussion Questions

  1. How are you different in your communication style? How have these differences shaped your relationship, for better or worse?
  2. How could you, or have you, applied some of today’s principles to your communication?
  3. How would you like your spouse to communicate with you?
  4. What are one or two communication skills you’d like to improve at?

Annual Maintenance Check: Part 2 – Grace and the Gospel in Covenant Marriage

 November 10, 2019    

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What was your wedding ceremony like?
  2. What do you remember from your vows? Were yours traditional, or did you do something original?
  3. What is one take away you had from today’s talk?
  4. How is your “airframe”? How does considering your marriage as a covenant, “exchange of persons” change your perspective?
  5. Looking back at what grace does, how have you experienced grace with your spouse? Do you desire to be an agent of grace in your marriage?  What keeps you from living in that?

New Marriage Series: Annual Maintenance Check – Part 1

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Lessons from Marriage, Part 7: Fighting Isolation with Community

Reston Bible – HomeFront Ministry – July 21, 2019

Discussion Questions

  1. Are you now, or have you ever, experienced rich Christian community? Explain.
  2. Are you now, or have you ever been or felt, isolated as a couple? Alone in the church? Explain.
  3. What concrete steps can you take now to deepen your roots into your faith community?

Lessons from Marriage, Part 4: True North – Knowing Your Values and Living Toward Them

June 16, 2019   

Discussion Questions

  1. Ask for God’s direction and keep it simple.
  2. Think about God’s purpose for your marriage.
  3. Brainstorm some core values you share as a couple (faith, prayer, hospitality, peace, service…), then select 3-5 that you both agree stand out and attach scripture passages to each.
  4. Optional: Develop a short phrase for each. For example, “Hospitality – Our home will be joyfully open to those the Lord brings our way.”