Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tough Questions


Stephen Altrogge reminds us that "godly friends help each other see their sin accurately by asking tough questions." The tough questions we should ask each other include:

  • Have you had any conflicts with your wife lately?
  • Have you been diligent in your pursuit of the Lord?
  • What has been your biggest struggle lately?
In a follow-up post he shares another 7 Tough Questions To Ask Your Friends:
  • Have you been consistently pursuing the Lord through scripture reading and prayer?
  • Have you diligently pursued your wife/husband this week?
  • Have you seen any persistent patterns of sin in your life recently?
  • Last week you confessed struggling with [insert sin]. Have you taken steps to fight it this week?
  • When you gave into [insert sin], what were you believing about God in that moment? What were you believing about yourself?
  • What is the truth that you need to believe in this situation?
  • When you had the conflict with [insert person], what were you craving at that moment?
Last week, at Girl Talk also posted a list of Fellowship Questions. With a little tweaking (especially on the last one!), these questions could be used by men:
  • Describe your current practice of the spiritual disciplines.
  • What is a passage of Scripture you have been meditating on recently?
  • What fruit of the Spirit are you cultivating?
  • What sin are you seeking to weaken?
  • How can I pray for you?
  • Here is an evidence of grace that I observe in your life.
  • How are you seeking to grow in expressing biblical femininity?

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