A generous wife (thanks, Esther!) wrote me to ask about a post I made about small accountability groups.
Two friends and I have also started a small group, and I was wondering, could we have the accountability questions you use?
We usually start our group by sharing what is going on with our lives. The questions come from what we share.
For example, if I say I’m struggling to make personal time with the Lord, the gals might ask me how I can change that? I might have an answer or we could brainstorm ideas. Then I come up with a plan and the next week they’ll ask me how I’m doing? Does that plan work? Do I need to try the plan for another week or try something new? That sort of thing.
If I’m struggling with a friendship, we might discuss how the Word says to deal with disagreements. I might plan to talk to that friend and the group would pray for me during the week that my friend and I could hear each other and work through our difficulties.
Generally our questions revolve around time with God, family, friends, responsibilities, personal gifting and callings, personal difficulties and self care. We share where we are and where we believe God wants us to be. The questions help us explore that. If we don’t have answers we pray for wisdom and look for folks who might have an answer or encouragement.
I really like your question and I think I will make it a contest later in the month. It would be good to get ideas for small groups.
Well, it’s contest time. So please add, as a comment to this post, your ideas for accountability questions that women could use in small groups. Your questions can be about any area of life. I’ll leave this contest open through August 21st and then announce a winner (my husband picks a number and the poster in that spot will win the prize).
Prize? Oh, yeah, prize. OK, how about a copy of Scream Free Marriage by Hal Runkel?
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