How does our culture view the concept of gender and marriage? Are there any accepted guidelines or roles? How does our culture view the concept of submission? How has the concept of submission been misused by chauvinistic husbands? In light of this misuse, is our culture’s dismissive view of submission appropriate? How does a biblical view of marriage challenge both the chauvinistic and the radical feministic views of marriage?
Parents are called to walk a tightrope between appropriately disciplining and encouraging their children. If you are a parent, do you find it easier to correct and discipline or to encourage and praise your kids? In what ways can parents discourage their children? What are some practical ways that we can be an encouragement to our kids? In what areas do you need to seek the Lord’s help in dealing with your children?
As you consider your workplace, how would you characterize your attitude toward your superiors and toward those who you supervise? How do you think your attitude and actions would change if Jesus were your immediate supervisor? Do you think your attitude and the level of excellence in your work make the gospel attractive to your co-workers and bosses?