Date: October 20, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Various Passages |


Practical Application from Old Testament Relationships

Lesson 1: The danger of passive men and controlling women is shown by:

  • (Part I) ______________ and __________ (Genesis 16:1-2).
  • (Part II) ________ and ______________ (1 Kings 21:7-25).

Lesson 2: Husbands mistreat their wives when they respond:

  • (Part I) ____ __________ (Genesis 30:1-2).
  • (Part II) ____________________ (1 Samuel 1:6-8; Proverbs 25:20).

Lesson 3: Michal shows a wife can ________ her husband without ____________________ him (Part II) which can ____________ his ________________ toward her (1 Samuel 18:20; 2 Samuel 6:16-23, 2 Samuel 3:12-13).


Husband asks wife:

  • Do you feel like I respond to you in anger or pride?
  • Do you feel like my feelings toward you have changed in a positive way from you respecting me, or in a negative way from you disrespecting me?
  • What do I do that makes it easier for you to respect me? Harder?
  • Do you feel like I withhold affection from you like David did with Michal?

Wife asks husband:

  • Do you feel like I stir you up for good…or evil?
  • Thinking about the account with Rachel and Jacob, do you feel like I:
    • Act melodramatically like she did?
    • Take my frustrations out on you?
    • Covet what other women have?
  • Do you feel like I respect you? What do I do that makes you feel respected? Disrespected?
  • Do you feel like I talk down to you like Michal did with David?

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