Marriage Series Resources

Marriage Series Resources

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posted on: Jan 11, 2016

To help you make the most of our "First Comes Love, Then Comes..." series, we've brought together a few resources. If you have any questions, please email us at info@ncctacoma.org. 

 

BOOKS

  • The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment With the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller
  • Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friends and Life Together by Mark and Grace Driscoll (We know there has been a lot said about Mr. Driscoll, but this book is too good to not recommend. Mark and Grace are very candid and honest about the struggles of marriage.) 
  • For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide To The Inner Lives of Women by Shaunti Feldhahn and Jeff Feldhahn
  • For Women Only: A Straightforward Guide To The Inner Lives of Men by Shaunti Feldhahan and Jeff Feldhahn
  • Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage by Dr. Kevin Leman WARNING: Only for married couples!

 

LOVE LANGUAGES TEST

 

SERMONS + DIALOGUE QUESTIONS

First Comes Love pt. 1 - 1.10.16

Listen to the First Comes Love pt. 1 Sermon Podcast

  • Remember back to when you were engaged, what was the main driving force for wanting to be married? (Talk about how you felt during your engagement and what you were looking forward to the most)
  • Has your view of marriage changed since you’ve been married? (Talk about why you want to stay married, is that the same reason you wanted to get married? Life is fluid, kids get added in, jobs change, schedules get full; how has that affected your view of marriage?)
  • According to Ephesians 5:25-33 why did God create marriage? In what ways does your marriage accomplish this? What are some areas you could improve so you can more fully accomplish this?

 

First Comes Love pt. 2 - 1.17.16

Listen to the First Comes Love pt. 2 Sermon Podcast

  • In what ways has your marriage taught you about Jesus?
  • What are 5 reasons why you married your spouse?
  • What do you think your marriage says to the world around you? 

 

First Comes Love pt. 3 - 1.24.16

Listen to the First Comes Love pt. 3 Sermon Podcast

  • Are there any unresolved issues in your marriage? 
  • If so, who do you need to invite into your marriage to help resolve them?
  • Rate your friendship with each other. (10 being strong, 1 being weak) What can you do to strengthen your friendship within your marriage? 

 

First Comes Love pt. 4 - 1.31.16

Listen to the First Comes Love pt. 4 Sermon Podcast


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  • For couples - where are you located on the triangle presented today?
  • For singles - Where can you direct your God-given reproductive energies?
  • For all - How does your spirituality integrate with your sexuality?

 

First Comes Love pt. 5 - 2.7.16

Listen to the First Comes Love pt. 5 Sermon Podcast

  • What is it that I want bad enough I am willing to yell at, tune out, abuse or neglect to get?
  • How does your style of conflict resolution bring glory to God and holiness to you? What changes do you need to make? 
  • Where do you need to ask forgiveness from your spouse for wounding them during conflict? 

 

First Comes Love pt. 6 - 2.14.16

Listen to the First Comes Love pt. 6 Sermon Podcast

Husbands ask your wife::

  • Do you feel heard in our relationship?
  • What could I do to make you feel more understood?
  • How could I love you better?

Wives ask your husband::

  • Do you feel respected in our relationship?
  • What can I do to honor and encourage you more? 
  • If I spent a typical day in your shoes, what would I experience? 


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