When you made your "blessings inventory" which ones brought you the most joy?
How did Ruth Bell Graham's choice to live positively through the storms of life
Chapter 9 1. Why might our attitude and behavior change when we learn that respect is not so much an act of obedience to our husbands as it is an act of obedience to God? 2. Discuss what can be learned from Proverb 21:3, "To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice." 3. Why might it help our husband to be a better man and a better father if we make an effort to point out something he is doing right instead of everything that he is doing wrong? 4. What could be the benefit of keeping our eyes focused on the Lord instead of our husband's faults?
Chapter 10 1. Can you remember a time when you were a child and someone spoke encouraging words to you? What were they and why do you think you still remember them, perhaps even decades later? 2. In Proverbs 31, Solomon says, "She opens her mouth with skillful and godly Wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness." Could others say that about us
Did you try a "fast" from criticism this week? What did God show you?
After reading James 3:3-12 and Matthew 19:26, describe the only way that a
tongue can be tamed.
Chapter 11 1. Compare the innate differences that men and women have in the way they build and develop relationships. 2. In Proverbs 18:24, Solomon says that a man of many companions comes to ruin. Why is this so, and what can it teach us about our priorities? 3. We plan many activities, meals, schedules, etc.. in our role as wives, but we often don't schedule time with our spouse. On page 157 it states, "We must continually choose creativity over complacency if we want to build a deep and satisfying companionship that lasts a lifetime." Why do we tend to choose complacency over creativity? 4. Share with the group some memorable dates you have had with your husband over the years or any new ideas that you might have planned this week.