Below is the video fill-in the blank and discussion questions for the first session of Grace Together. This curriculum can be used as a one-day event, a weekend retreat or workshop, or as a 6-week group. This material connects marriage ministry to Christian values to help couples enrich their marriage.
WHO ARE WE AS A COUPLE AND WHY ARE WE HERE?
Marriage is where two individuals form an ______________.
Our biblical text for this workshop is 1 Colossians ____: ____________
How many words were in the Javier and Gina’s “rule of life”? _______
Javier and Gina’s Rule of Life
We will commit to seeking God’s Kingdom first in all that we are and do. Our home will be a place where family, friends, and guests find joy, comfort, peace, and happiness. We will exercise wisdom in what we choose to eat, read and do in our home. We will learn to love another as we develop our own talents. We will exercise initiative in accomplishing our life’s goals. We will act on situations as opportunities, rather than to be acted upon. We will always try to keep ourselves free from addictive and destructive habits. We will develop habits that free us from old labels and limits and expand our capabilities and choices. Our money will be our servant, not our master. Our wants will be subject to our needs and means. We will honor God and choose to obey him every day of our lives.
1. How did you meet and marry?
2. What is your partner’s best character trait from the list below?
My partner is
3. How has that trait been a gift to you in your family life?
4. How do the character traits you both possess contribute to your “US”…Your purpose and intention in being married.