WEEK 2: All-In Marriage
July 14, 2016
The Ten Tools of Fatherhood: The First Six Tools
A committed marriage is the key to a happy family, which is why loving your wife is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your children (and your children’s children. (p. 75)
- Do you agree that the key to a happy family and one of the greatest gifts you can give to your children is to love your wife (p. 76)?
- What is your personal definition of an “all-in marriage”?
What specific patterns of thought and action can you show to be an all-in husband?
What specific patterns of thought and action show areas you need to work on in becoming an all-in husband?
Proverbs 27:27 – “Iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
- What is meant by the statement “iron sharpens iron” (pp. 77-78)? What qualities or dynamics must be present in a marriage relationship for each partner to benefit from the sharpening process?
- “A good marriage … holds up a mirror to each other’s soul” (p. 77). What have you seen in the mirror lately?
- What does it mean to “get rid of any and all competitors to your wife” (p. 79)?
Optional Additional Questions For Week 2:
Hebrews 13:4 – “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed must be kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”
- What is the harm of even thinking of divorce (separation or annulment) as an option of marriage?
- When was a time in your life when you proved that “the grass is greener where you water it?” (p. 80) Share a personal example.
- How has being a father changed you already?
- What is one way you can love your wife in a way that is meaningful to her?
- If you are a single dad, what is one way you can strengthen the co-parenting relationship you have with the mother of your children?
- If you are a solo parent, what steps can you take to provide a relational environment for yourself and your children that will give your family positive relational support?