When Relationships Collide, Session 6: All Additional Resources

  Here are the magazine articles that were selected to go along with this session:   For users of Bible Studies For Life: Adults— Love Greater Than Our Sins For users of Bible Studies For Life: Young Adults— In the Meantime For users of Bible Studies For Life: Senior Adults: How Long, O Lord?  For users of […]

When Relationships Collide, Session 6: Live It Out Option for Men

Conclude this session (and the entire unit) by asking the men in your group to share anything they know about the famous 19th century feud between the Hatfields and McCoys. Ask if anyone watched the History Channel’s 2012 miniseries on the feud, which set records as the most watched miniseries on basic cable (until The […]

When Relationships Collide, Session 6: Current Events Connection

Admittedly, the story of the Jonas Brothers breaking up as a band is probably not on the same level as say, conflicts between Democrats and Republicans in Congress, or reconciliation between Israel and Pakistan (at least not for anyone over 12). However, there is at least one insight in this article that will be helpful […]

When Relationships Collide Session 6: Live It Out option for Boomers

To wrap up the session, remind group members of the Johnny Nash song from 1972, “I Can See Clearly Now.” Share the lyrics with the group or invite group members to recall some of the lines from the song. Note in particular: “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles […]

When Relationships Collide, Session 6: Introduction Option for Parents

To introduce this lesson on how God uses conflict for our greater good, ask: When have you faced a situation that turned out much better than you first expected? What turned the situation around for you? Discuss responses. Share that in April of 1970, NASA launched the Apollo 13 mission under the command of Jim […]

When Relationships Collide, Session 6: How Long, O Lord?

By Shirley G. Williams “LORD, how long will You forget me? Forever?”  (Ps. 13:1)  This is the Psalmist’s cry, born of seemingly relentless trial. Many parents have been there. In our case, our son was swept away by the world’s offers for instant gratification. My husband and I stood by helplessly as his life, full […]

When Relationships Collide, Session 6: What Successful Couples Know

By Bill Beausay Why some marriages make it & others don’t Several years ago at a wedding, I overheard a gray-haired woman turn to her friend and whisper, “I’ll give it six months.” Her friend replied wryly, “I’m betting three.” The experience of the ages said thumbs-down. But marriage is full of surprises. Today the newlyweds […]

When Relationships Collide, Session 6: Intro Option for Women

 There’s no such thing as a normal family, however some families have greater challenges. Put a family in close quarters or in a stressful situation and the level of dysfunction skyrockets. Discuss how families can escalate from a normal family to a dysfunctional family. Continue to The Point on page 124 of the personal study […]

When Relationships Collide, Session 6: In the Meantime

By Will Banister There is great purpose in the waiting. What is God teaching you? Any theologian worth his salt will tell you God exists outside of our space-time continuum. God’s clock is different from ours; it’s nonlinear and doesn’t always jibe with the ticktock of our espresso society. We know this. We know that God’s timetable is unique. We also know that […]

When Relationships Collide, Session 6: Option for Young Adults

The need for reconciliation and forgiveness are sometimes neglected as resolutions to a conflict are negotiated. Joseph exhibited a genuine attitude of forgiveness toward his brothers as they came to him years after they sold him into slavery. Who are some people that you could name that have shown lifestyles of forgiveness after a conflict? […]