Marriage Discussion Aids
Christ himself reveals to us the type of love we should have for one another in marriage. In life, there can be many distractions and bumps as we pursue Christ-like love toward our spouse. Open, honest, and respectful discussion about struggles in a marital relationship can strengthen our marriage and provide safety from the attacks of Satan. These discussion aids are intended to build conversation around common, core issues for couples. They are designed to be used in a small group setting as a way to seek truth, provide understanding and draw couples closer together. Sharing our joys and struggles with others can be challenging, yet beneficial and encouraging as we all strive for marital relationships which are God-honoring.
Ephesians 5:31-32 “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”
Each lesson has theme verses followed by a few questions to provoke conversation. The intent of these lessons is to cause each one to study God’s Word more fully in his/her own individual life and together as a couple. Following the first set of questions, there are a series of questions designed for a couple to go deeper into the topic. These questions should not be ignored and should be prayerfully considered as you move forward to build a stronger relationship.
We suggest beginning and ending with a prayer offered by one of the attendees. It is our hope each participant may feel the blessings of God as they study and that God might be glorified.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
For Further Information:
15 Ways to Unlock True Love in Your Marriage
This short article identifies some helpful ways to enrich your marriage. [Crosswalk.com]
Reflection For Couples
This resource contains a list of scriptural principles and questions that can be used to develop specific and concrete ways to regularly enrich your marriage.