Free bible study for dating couples
I recently asked a group of my guy (Christian) friends how they go about studying God’s Word together with their wives and if they pray together on a regular basis. So it seems that in general (or at least within the group that I run with), this is a huge area for improvement.
Taking all of this into account, Meg and I have recently come up with a method that we think will be effective for us.
S 248.8'4—dc21 2001054382 ave you ever stopped to consider how much time, energy, and emotion you spend on your outer self, the externals of life? The overwhelming majority of your life is spent on the externals—making money, eating, exercising, entertaining, shopping, sleeping, and so on.Through short chapters focused on such essential topics as prayer, simplicity, community, and purity, you will discover how to make your most important love relationships–with God and your potential mate–strong, lasting, and radiant. Phillips: THE NEW TESTAMENT IN ENGLISH, Revised Edition. Copyright © 1979, 1980, 1982, Thomas Nelson Publishers. Dating (Social Customs)—Religious aspects—Christianity. First and foremost, it is a resource to help you enhance and nourish your spiritual life and your personal relationship with God.Relationship experts Ben Young and Samuel Adams, authors of The Ten Commandments of Dating and The One, give user-friendly tips for nurturing your personal walk with God and enhancing your spiritual connection as a couple. Scripture quotations noted NLT are from the New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. There is no greater endeavor than the process of developing a deeper connection with God.Much to my surprise then, was her suggestion of using a commentary to guide our study.Just a quick aside: nothing says sexy to me like my wife reading a Bible commentary – seriously. I took a swing through the book of James and also through a commentary and came up with some natural divisions breaking down book into smaller “chunks.” This is where a commentary can be extremely helpful.Unless otherwise noted, Scripture quotations are from the HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Scripture quotations noted KJV are from the KING JAMES VERSION. We are convinced that the essence of a true soul mate relationship is that of deep spiritual connection.Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Unfortunately far too many people are merely concerned with finding a companion or a playmate rather than a soul mate.We’ve already both read through the book of James in its entirety a couple of times, and now we will begin going through our chunks, one chunk per week.So our plan is to read the chunk of James on our own, and read the corresponding section in the commentary on our own.I say that knowing that it might not be effective for you.The key here, however, is to find something that works for you (and don’t stop trying until you do).