Friday, May 23, 2008

"Captivating" Discussion Guide


In this week's message we discussed how the wife can demonstrate unconditional love to her husband. The instructions in this message is based on Proverbs 31:10-12, "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life." (NIV)


I. He has a battle to fight- pray for him!

1. How can prayer help your husband fight the battle of good and evil?
2. Read Ephesians 6:10-18. Why is it important for you to pray the armor of God on your husband?

II. He has an adventure to live- encourage him!

1. According to Ephesians 3:13 you are to put courage in (encourage) your husband. Why are your words towards your husband so important in that process?
2. Why do you think a man needs to hear from his wife, "I believe in you! Go for it!"? Even if he never actually acts on it?

III. He needs a beauty to rescue- be captivating!

1. React to this statement, "Being capivating to your husband has more to do with how you look at him then him looking at you."
2. How can this verse of scripture help you be captivating to your husband? "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12


How does this viewpoint on demonstrating unconditional love as a wife differ from the marriage your parents modeled (or other marriages you see as ideal)? How is it the same? What needs to be changed?


"Each one of you {husbands} also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." Ephesians 5:33 (NIV)

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