Let’s talk relationships, shall we?
They’re life-enriching and messy all at the same time, but here’s the truth: We can’t live without other people. God created us to live in relationship with Him and others.
So, if you’re currently dealing with roommates, siblings, coworkers, family members, and more, here are 8 studies to give you a fresh perspective on the relationships in your life:
Rachel & Leah by Nicki Koziarz | 6 Sessions
This well-known story of two sisters is the ultimate story of the dangers of comparison. Feeling like you can’t measure up to the friends in your life no matter how hard you try? We’ve all been there. This 6-session study will help you arm yourself with biblical truths to combat comparison by studying the account of Rachel and Leah. Learn to be content without becoming complacent, develop a greater awareness of your insecurities, and learn to stop the lies in their tracks. Because the truth will set you free, and free women don’t have to measure up to anyone. Find a copy of the study here.
To Have & To Hold by Byron & Carla Weathersbee | 8 Sessions
This one is for all you lovebirds out there. While typically used as a premarital course, this study is also great for newly married couples. Over 8 sessions, you and your spouse will create healthy expectations for marriage, learn the skills to effectively communicate, understand God’s biblical purpose for marriage, and more. Plus, Byron and Carla know what they’re talking about—they founded Legacy Family Ministries in 1995 and have been discipling couples like Chip and Joanna Gaines ever since. Pick up copies for you and your husband here.
Christ-Centered Parenting by Russell Moore & Phillip Bethancourt | 6 Sessions
In this 6-session study, you’ll be equipped to address topics children of all ages face. Apply the gospel to real-life issues such as depression, anxiety, pornography, addiction, same-sex marriage, technology, and more. And don’t worry if you’re nervous about talking to your kids about these issues. Moore and Bethancourt make it easy to begin conversations with expert advice. Get started here.
Mom Set Free by Jeannie Cunnion | 7 Sessions
In this 7-session study, you’ll discover how the gospel message can empower you to parent in the freedom of God’s sovereignty. Yes, you heard us: Leave that mom guilt behind! Instead, breathe deeper, walk lighter, and enjoy your children—and the parenting journey—more than ever before. (Can we get an amen?) Order your copy here.
We Saved You a Seat by Lisa-Jo Baker | 7 Sessions
Do you ever hide behind the hum of busyness to escape authentic relationships? Friendship can be hard, making new friends even harder, and maintaining genuine friendship the hardest of all. In this 7-session study, explore your relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship (noticing a theme?). Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend—it’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect. Pick up your copy here.
Just Open the Door by Jen Schmidt | 7 Sessions
Hospitality is one of the best ways to live out the two greatest commandments: loving God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself. But often we get caught up in perfecting our homes and conversations before we open our doors. In this 7-session study, you’ll look to Jesus as your model for hospitality. Discover how He lived a life full of interruptions, yet always welcomed people and invited them to follow Him. Learn to replace cultural expectations with biblical hospitality to create a legacy of invitation, and reflect Jesus through simple acts of service. Join us for the Just Open the Door online Bible study this spring! Simply pick up your copy of the study and join in to watch all the teaching videos for free (for a limited time) starting March 7. Sign up here.
Conversation Peace by Mary A. Kassian | 6 Sessions
Here’s a topic we could all use some help with: dealing with difficult personalities. This 6-session study will help revolutionize your speech habits to improve your relationships. Discover 7 powerful speech-transforming elements, and strengthen your vocabulary with words found in Scripture. If you’re looking to change the dynamics at your next family gathering, this is the resource to pick up. Find the study here.
The 7 Rings of Marriage by Jackie Bledsoe | 8 Sessions
Whether you’re newly married or have been married for decades, each season of marriage requires renewed commitment, fresh perspective, and practical wisdom. Introducing the 7 rings—the engagement RING (the beginning), the wedding RING (the commitment), discoveRING (the real you), perseveRING (the work), restoRING (the fixing), prospeRING (the goal), and mentoRING (the payback). This study will help equip you for each new stage of marriage and invest in your spouse while growing in your relationship with Christ. Sound like the study for you? Get it here.
Which study is your next one?