New Covenant Marriage


Read Ephesians 5:21

  • How does mutual submission change your view on how you love your spouse?

  • What is the necessary ingredient/attribute/attitude for this kind of love?

Read Ephesians 5:22-24

  • Is Paul implying women submit to all men everywhere/anytime?

  • Why should the wife be subject to her own husband?

Read 1 Peter 2:21-25

  • What lessons can we glean from Jesus for our marriages?

Read 1 Peter 3:1-4

  • Is there a qualifier for when wives should submit to their own husbands?

  • What should be the priority for a wife that truly wants to love her husband in the same way
    Jesus loved us?

  • What are the results for a wife who makes her heart more of a priority than her look?

Read 1 Peter 3:7

  • Husbands, how can you be more understanding (sensitive and considerate)?

  • Wives, how do you feel about Peter calling you weaker?

  • Have you ever been in the same room with someone you simply respect?

    • How do you typically treat that person?

  • In light of Jesus’ view on love, why does Peter say our prayers will be hindered if we don’t show her honor and see her as the grace of life?

Read 1 Peter 3:8-9

  • From the list of purposes of a husband and wife, which do you struggle with the most?

Read Ephesians 5:28-32

  • Why does Paul equate loving your wife with loving yourself?

  • What makes the institution of marriage such a great mystery?

  • Why does Paul equate marriage as Christ and the church?