Sermon Date: April 29th, 2018 Preacher: Ryan Fullerton Text: Ephesians 5:22-6:4
1. Husbands, consider your weekly rhythms, your priorities, how you care for your own soul, your own body, the emphasis you give to your own delights and pleasures – do you place the same focus on caring for your wives? In what ways do you love your wives as your own bodies? Do you feel that you even know how?
2. Husbands, the primary way Paul describes a husband’s leadership is love. In what ways are you seeking to keep your wife warm, with your words, with your actions, displaying a thoughtfulness towards this? Do you have the growth and flourishing of your wife as one of your highest priorities? Or do you tend to assume that your wife’s growth is solely up to her? What does this actually look like in your marriage?
3. Husbands, what is your primary motivation for loving your wives? Are there ways that you withhold love from your wife because you’re waiting on her to change? To respect you? To submit to you? Are there ways that instead of being sympathetic and seeking to live with your wives in an understanding way, you demean her thoughts, words, and actions.
4. Wives, please feel free to provide feedback on these answers.
5. Couples, open yourselves up to receive help from the rest of the group (married and single)