Over the past two years my wife and I have lead a small group for newly married couples. We are getting ready to start a third group at the end of the month and as we have talked about the curriculum we have found a couple of holes in the content or areas we want different content.
Prayer has been a consistant theme that we would like to develop more. About 50 to 60% of the couples have grown up in the church, but praying out loud and praying with your spouse is new for most. Does anyone have a suggestion on a book for how to pray as a couple?
I just have not found a book on sex that we really have liked. And I think that what I am looking for does not exist. What worked OK this year was a discussion on For Men Only/For Women Only to discuss gender differences. I think this is the most natural place to have a gender separated discussion on sex. Does anyone know of an article (I am thinking 5 to 10 pages) about sex in a newly married context.
These groups have mostly focused on topical issues. Sex, Money, Communication, Family, etc and less on spiritual development. I would like to see either a short book/video study on how to do devotionals as a couple or a explicitly bible focused study. I am looking for something that can be easily done in 2 to 4 weeks.
For the last two years we have used Northpoint’s Balanced curriculum. It is fine, but it seems a bit too long. Another issue that is not really about the curriculum is that we have done money last. So there is not much follow up. Again I am looking for a book/video curriculum that is about 3 to 4 weeks long.
Is there any other book/video curriculums that you would say are very good for new couples?