Topic: Commitment in Christian Marriage
Hello! You're invited to join us this Monday (January 28, 2013). Here's another opportunity learn from each another about our most important human relationship: marriage. Unfortunately, in our culture, divorce has become the default option when the going gets really tough.
Sister, let's dig deeply on this one. While divorce is not the "unpardonable sin," the experts say there are numerous down sides to splitting up the family unit. Search your heart, the Scriptures, and tell us why you've decided to honor your marriage commitment, no matter what.
The old saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" has never been more appropriate. Thinking and writing about commitment today just might keep your marriage outside the danger zone at some point in the future.
Five writing prompts, in case you need them:
1. Q4U: What's the relationship between commitment and forgiveness?
2. Show us how HOPE undergirds your marriage commitment.
3. Discuss the research which shows how a couple's friends influences their marriage. For example, Christian couples who regularly fellowship with others in stable marriages also tend to stay together. (Sadly, the reverse is true as well.)
4. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? "It makes good sense to stay together for the sake of the children."
5. T or F? Married people tend to enjoy a higher standard of living, better mental and physical health, and live longer than single or divorced people.
6. Hindsight is always 20/20. If you are divorced (and have remarried), tell us what you wish you had done differently.
Love and blessings,
Nine Ways Writing About Marriage Changes Things
1. Writing about marriage changes how we think. It clarifies our feelings and encourages us to seek God's Truth. (All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching... 2 Tim 3:16)
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Will you be here at Chrysalis on Monday?