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Married Groups Curriculum Guide

The following studies (displayed by topic) come highly recommended by our Married Groups Team. Some of the studies are specifically for couples. All are studies our Married Groups have found helpful and interesting. 

If you are having trouble selecting and would like to follow a suggested track, you will find a sample plan here:

 
 

Tips for creating a study plan:

  • Balance your group with light-hearted spontaneity as well as intentionality and planning (Learn More).
  • Consider your group's capacity. It's not great to go from one homework-heavy study to the next. Balance studies with more preparation time (especially those that require homework like books) with those that allow group members to show up with little to no preparation. 
  • Start new groups with studies that help you get to know one another (building trust and community) and then move to studies that help you grow spiritually (application/accountability) (See More Starting Well Resources).
  • Begin groups focusing on topics of interest, but be sure to cover a range of topics (at least one for each of the three sections below). Also, be sure to focus on Scripture during your time together (Learn More on Scripture Focus).
  • A great question to ask yourself: Spiritually, where are my group members now, and what might be their best next steps? (Learn More)
 

Section one: God

 
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Videos:

Books:

Scripture:  

  • Ephesians 1–2:10
  • Colossians 1–2
  • 1 Corinthians 15
  • Romans 3
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Videos: 

Books: 

Scripture:

  • Matthew 6
  • Hebrews 12
  • Psalm 119
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Videos:

  • Core vs. Periphery (Anthology, 1 week)
  • Bible Project Videos:
    • What is the Bible?
    • Story of the Bible
  • What Is the Bible Basically About? (Tim Keller Youtube video)
  • 30-Day Reading Plan (On Jesus’ Life)

Books:

  • SOURCE Studies (groupleaders) 
  • How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth (Fee)

Scripture:

  • Deuteronomy 6
  • 2 Timothy 3

Section two: Me

 
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Videos:

Books:

Scripture:

  • Galatians 1-6
  • Romans 5, 8
  • 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
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Videos:

Books:

Scripture:

  • Psalm 139
  • Proverbs 18
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Videos:

Books:

Scripture:

  • 1 Corinthians 9-10
  • Matthew 6:19-34
  • James 4
  • Philippians 2
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Videos:

Books:

Scripture:

  • Psalm 15
  • Matthew 23
  • Philippians 2
  • 1 Timothy 3:1-13

Section 3: Others

 
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Videos:

Books:

  • For Men Only (Feldhahn)
  • For Women Only (Feldhahn)
  • 5 Love Languages (Chapman)

Scripture:

  • Ephesians 5:21-6:4
  • Colossians 3
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Videos:

  • Parent Unscripted (Stanley)
  • Fathering on Purpose (Woodall)
  • Parenting Through the Phases (Orange)
  • Breathing Room (Moms) (Stanley)
  • Future Family (Stanley)

Books

  • Loving Our Kids on Purpose (Silk)
  • You Have What It Takes (Dads) (Elderedge)
  • No More Perfect Moms (Savage)

Scripture:

  • Ephesians 6:4
  • Colossians 3
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Videos:

  • Seein' To (Stanley) 
  • Address the Mess (Stanley)
  • Vulnerability (Brown)
  • Empathy (Brown)

Books:

  • The Good and Beautiful Community (Smith)
  • Move Toward the Mess (Hambrick)
  • Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them (Ortberg)

Scripture:

  • Acts 2:42-47
  • Romans 12
  • Ephesians 4
  • John 17
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Videos:

  • Everyday Evangelism (Cooper)
  • Icebreakers  (Adams)
  • Radical Hospitality (Beck)
  • Dream Job (Henderson)
  • See the World: Success  (Johnson)
  • Christian (Stanley)
  • Brand:New  (Stanley)

Books:

  • Visioneering (Stanley) (Especially Chapter 12)
  • About My Father's Business (Campbell)
  • Love Does or Everybody Always (Goff)

Scripture:

  • Matthew 5
  • Colossians 3
  • Romans 12
  • 1 Corinthians 12