I Corinthians 13:5 tells us love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful. What does that look like lived out? Join us as we consider if we are truly loving well.


Talk about it:

What is one takeaway or personal challenge you have from this teaching?

Think about a time when you’ve been around a person who didn’t listen to you or was irritable (other than your spouse.) Share how that made you feel.

Is there a time you feel I’m not listening well? When your spouse answers this, just listen and then respond with, “Thank you for sharing that. I’ll try to be more aware in the future.”

Think about it:

Are you hoarding or ruminating on how your spouse has disappointed you or hurt you?

How would you describe your love and actions towards your spouse?

Do you need to get time with God to clean your heart up by forgiving those who have disappointmented you or hurt you?

Notes and Quotes

1 Corinthians 13:5 ESV, “Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful.”

Love keeps no records of wrong (on paper or in our mind).

We must keep short accounts.

Forgiveness is the most under-utilized tool in the toolbox. It untangles our hurts and our hearts with God first.

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