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Tools For Men: The Art of Marriage


The Art of Marriage

To help you and your wife discuss the purpose and challenges of marriage

Advance Preparation
•    Schedule a dinner or coffee date
•    Each spouse should listen to the 30 minute The Art of Marriage presentation available from the @Home Room or download at For Men
•    Each spouse should spend a few minutes writing down answers to the questions on the reverse side.

During The Date
•    Spend 15 minutes discussing your answers.
•    Each of you pray this brief prayer aloud…

Father, give me the grace to treat (spouse’s name) as a gift
from you and to become the gift you want me to be.

Affirming Your Spouse As God’s Gift

What are some of the qualities that first attracted you to your spouse, or that you now appreciate?  (Mark all that apply)

  Pays attention to detail

  Remains calm in tense situations

  Likes to have fun

  Is well organized

  Stays very focused on task

  Loves spending time with people

  Good at launching projects

  Wants to work through disagreements

  Expresses feelings well

  Likes to talk

  Looks good in jeans

  Looks good out of jeans

  Loves to be spontaneous

  Can really throw a party

  Gives generously

  Seemed he/she would be great parent

  Gives wise counsel

  Is easy to please

  Works hard

Other: _________________________

How Your Marriage Tells The Truth

Every marriage is intended to reflect the living reality of the gospel.  Check the ways you think your relationship tells the truth about God.  Circle items where your marriage may be vulnerable to the enemy of marriage.

Each share one small step you can take to make your marriage a better picture of the gospel in the next 30 days: