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Relationships. They aren't easy. Sometimes it can feel like trying to navigate your way through a wild jungle. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Help is on the way! In our newest series at The Well, INTO THE WILD, we’ll look at some of the major pitfalls and misperceptions that keep us stuck in a relational rut. We’ll discuss the differences God designed in men and women and discover what it takes to win relationally.

 
 

Week 1: The INDISPUTABLE Laws of RElationships

Sometimes men and women can seem like entirely different beings. Why did God make us so different? As frustrating as it could be, sometimes we have to embrace the differences with a bit of humor. Check out the video and continue the conversation with these discussion topics.

  • What was one piece of research that surprised you? 
  • What are the differences in how women and men communicate? What about how they handle stress? 
  • Can you think of an example where you've misunderstood a situation with the opposite sex?  
  • Why do you think God made men and women so different? 

Week 2: What Men Need to know About Women

It can seem to men like they're doing everything right in the relationship, so why don't their significant others respond well? It could be because men and women keep score differently. What we believe should make the most impact isn't always the same. How do women really keep score? 

    • Have you found yourself "keeping score" in your relationship?   
    • What examples in modern TV or films can you think of that demonstrate this concept? 
    • What is one thing that you would do differently after hearing this talk? 
    • How might you apply the concepts discussed outside of your romantic relationships? 
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    Week 3: What Women Need to Know About MEn 

    Sticks and stones may not break bones, but their impact can be huge on a relationship. How so? Woman may genuinely appreciate the involvement and contributions of their significant others, but does it matter if he never hears that appreciation? Why do men crave that audible acknowledgement? 

    • How can differences between expectations and behaviors be dangerous to a relationship?
    • How can women have the biggest impact on their significant others?  
    • What is one thing that you would do differently after hearing this talk? 
    • How might you apply the concepts discussed outside of your romantic relationships? 

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    Week 4: Lost that Lovin' Feeling 

    What we love about our spouse at the start of a relationship can drive us crazy years later. They tend to know just what to say to bring out the worst in us. But is it really our spouse's fault, or could it be that we have some internal issues we have yet to address? 

    • Have you noticed certain things that your partner does that may trigger internal issues? 
    • Where do you think these issues stem from? 
    • What can we do to help our spouses with these internal issues, rather than trigger them? 
    • Can you see yourself doing the "feelings" excercise Fr. Anthony mentioned? How would you adapt it for your relationship?