Lesson 1 – LOVE
“One of the best ways to improve your marriage is to draw a circle around yourself and work on changing everyone inside that circle!” -Mike & Laurie Sheffield (adapted from John McGee)
1. What has informed your view of love up to this point in your life (Your family, friends, Hollywood, the internet, etc)?
2. How would you describe your parents’ marriage? In what ways is yours similar? In what ways is your marriage different?
3. Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Which of the qualities of love, from this passage, do you struggle with the most?
Which qualities, from this passage, would say say your spouse exemplifies best?
4. Why is it difficult for you to love your spouse the way Christ loves you?
5. Read 1 John 4:7-21
Write down any insights into God’s love and how YOU should love your spouse.
6. Write your spouse a note today, thanking them for their willingness to work together on your marriage.
Lesson 2 – Brokenness
“I am my biggest marital problems!” – Paul David Tripp
1st Aired on Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Read Psalm 139:23 & 24
1. Reflect on which ways you have been:
Until we each acknowledge the brokenness in our own hearts and turn to the One who is ready and willing to help you, your relationship will remain broken.
Read John 15:5
2. How do you think your sins have impacted your marriage? Be specific.
3. Share with your spouse your answers from questions 1 & 2 above. *NOTE: When listening to your spouse share their answers, please do not provide any feedback other than thanking them for sharing.
Read Psalm 51
4. Write down any personal observations from Psalm 51.
5. Action Item for this week: Write a note, email or verbally encourage your spouse with three characteristics that you appreciate about them.
Lesson 3 – GRACE
“But God, is so rich in mercy; he loved us so much that even though we were spiritually dead and doomed by our sins, he gave us back our lives again[a] when he raised Christ from the dead—only by his undeserved favor have we ever been saved—” Ephesians 2:4-5 TLB
Complete lesson-Coming Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Your relationship with God is grounded in grace, and so must your relationship with your spouse! It’s the foundational pillar to any healthy relationship.
Do you have a “works-based” marriage or a “grace-based marriage”?
WHEN GRACE IS OFFENSIVE
WHAT GRACE IS
WHAT GRACE IS NOT
WHY ENGAGE WITH GOD