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WEEK 2: All-In Marriage
July 14, 2016

Fatherhood Fellowship Six-Week Series #2
The Ten Tools of Fatherhood: The First Six Tools
 
WEEK 2
ALL-IN MARRIAGE
 
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)
 
  1. 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)?
  2. What is your personal definition of an “all-in marriage”?  
  3. 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.”

  4. 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?
  5. “A good marriage … holds up a mirror to each other’s soul” (p. 77). What have you seen in the mirror lately?
  6. 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.” 

  1. What is the harm of even thinking of divorce (separation or annulment) as an option of marriage?  
  2. 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.  
  3. How has being a father changed you already?  
  4. What is one way you can love your wife in a way that is meaningful to her?  
  5. 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?  
  6. 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?