Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 25, 2015

Read:  Ephesians 5:22-24, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

What did Paul mean when he talked about being unequally yoked? How could this relate to marriage?

Why would it be extremely difficult to be married to a non-Christian, given God’s marriage roles?

In what way do you see Christian pre-marital counseling being vital for a healthy marriage?

Friday, April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015

Read:  Ephesians 5:22-24, Genesis 2:24-3:8

Who took a leadership and submissive role when Adam and Eve first sinned against God?

What does this highlight about an inverted marriage model? Why is this important to not minimize?

How have you seen this happening today? What protective steps do you need to take in your marriage?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015

Read:  Ephesians 5:24, Colossians 3:18, 1 Peter 3:1-6

What does it mean for a wife to submit to her husband in “everything?” How does Eph. 5:23 clarify this?

Why is this important given a husband’s responsibility in marriage? How can being quiet & gentle help?

How do you typically respond to hearing “no”? As a wife, what are some ways you need to pull back?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

Read: Ephesians 5:22-23, Romans 12:1-8, Galatians 5:16-26

Explain Paul’s approach to Christian living in Romans 12 and Gal. 5? How can this apply to a wife’s calling?

What does this imply about your walk with Jesus and marriage? Why is this important?

How have you seen this play out in your marriage? What is God teaching you?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015

Read:  Ephesians 5:22-23, 33b

Explain what it means to “submit”? How does being supportive and deferring relate?

Why is this necessary? How can this get inverted? How does submission and respect work together?

In what way can fear prevent submission? How can Ask, Share, Defer (ASD) help you step into this truth?

Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

Read:  Ephesians 5:22-23, Genesis 2:18-24

Explain why God made woman? How was God solving a problem? How does this relate to marriage?

Why is value and worth not the issue? (i.e. “image of God”) How can this get misunderstood?

How do you see marriage roles being defined today? In what way is Eph 5:22-23 counter cultural?

Saturday, April 18, 2015

April 18, 2015

Read:  Ephesians 5:21b, Proverbs 9:10, 2 Cor. 4:17-18, Philippians 2:12-13, Rev. 19:1-10

What does it mean to “fear” the Lord? How does this challenge the way you have viewed God?

Why is a fear of the Lord a healthy perspective in marriage? (i.e. humbling, obedience, etc.)

How can you practice eternal thinking on a daily basis? How can you include your spouse? Start now!