- How would you define unity in marriage as opposed to uniformity?
- How can you prevent one spouse “disappearing” in the marriage relationship?
- Which of Peter’s points to you find most challenging; sympathy, brotherly love, tenderness, or humility? Why?
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- What are some unique characteristics of your marriage that the Lord might use?
- How are you, or could you be, serving Christ together?
- 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?
- How do you think an outward focused marriage can benefit your relationship?
- How are you different in your communication style? How have these differences shaped your relationship, for better or worse?
- How could you, or have you, applied some of today’s principles to your communication?
- How would you like your spouse to communicate with you?
- What are one or two communication skills you’d like to improve at?
- What was your wedding ceremony like?
- What do you remember from your vows? Were yours traditional, or did you do something original?
- What is one take away you had from today’s talk?
- How is your “airframe”? How does considering your marriage as a covenant, “exchange of persons” change your perspective?
- 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?
Reston Bible – HomeFront Ministry – July 21, 2019
- Are you now, or have you ever, experienced rich Christian community? Explain.
- Are you now, or have you ever been or felt, isolated as a couple? Alone in the church? Explain.
- What concrete steps can you take now to deepen your roots into your faith community?
- Ask for God’s direction and keep it simple.
- Think about God’s purpose for your marriage.
- 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.
- Optional: Develop a short phrase for each. For example, “Hospitality – Our home will be joyfully open to those the Lord brings our way.”
June 2, 2019 Mike Meyers
- Where have you struggled most in your marriage; confession or forgiveness?
- Which of these principles do you find most difficult to execute on?
- Can you share a time when confession and forgiveness brought healing to your marriage? Or when it has gone wrong?
- Would you include any additional principles? If so, what would you add?
- Are you in the habit of evaluating yourself, or do you just let the days and years roll on by without much thought? If not, why not?
- Which person do you tend towards; the wise who welcomes evaluation, or the fool who runs from it, blame shifts, or makes excuses?
- Have you asked your spouse, or a close friend, for input? How did that go?
- How might you provide feedback more effectively or gently?