Share about a marriage that you have observed and admired. Share three or four specific reasons why you found it admirable.
READ Ephesians 5:22-33
SERMON DIGESTION: Your chance to give personal input on the sermon.
Have any females in the group share their honest answers: Why do the verses on wives’ submitting cause so much fear, angst, rejection?
Men (single or married): how can we cultivate an environment (in homes or social settings) in which women are eager to fulfill their feminine design? (Ladies, listen to the answers and offer gentle tweaks and corrections and additions as needed.)
"Submission refers to complementary roles not competing worth."
If a husband and wife are partners (like the bobsled team) how are their roles distinct?
READ 1 Peter 3:1-7
Ephesians 5:23 explains why God calls women to willingly fill their role.
Ephesians 5:24 offers God’s thoughts on the manner in which wives can fulfill their roles.