1. If you are married, describe one thing that you were looking for in your spouse. If you are single, describe one that you are looking for in a spouse, or alternatively, if you are called to singleness, describe that call.
2. Read Eph. 5:31-32 & Mt. 6:33. Leaving your Father and mother and being united to your spouse involves prioritizing your spouse, which Pastor Stephen described as Jesus first, spouse second. Describe the most common threat to prioritizing your life in this manner.
3. Read James 5:16, and Galatians 6:1. Pastor Stephen described one aspect that sociologists say dramatically increase the odds of a marriage surviving as praying together. If you are married, then describe your prayer life as a couple. If you are single, discuss how you are developing this rhythm of a prayer life now and what it looks like for you.
4. Read Eph. 5:31-32. Discuss the difference between a covenantal love and a contractual love. Why is covenantal love so much more transformative?
5. Discuss this statement, “You can all out of like, but you can’t fall out of love.”
6. Discuss the significance of taking divorce off the table as an option in your marriage and family.
7. Read Eph. 5:31-32. How do you see the gospel in this text?