**Unit I Discussion Question 1

From the lectures and Scripture readings, discuss the image of God and the potential cultural, philosophical, and idolatrous threats to the imago dei. Have you observed these threats in practice? Explain.

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

• Discussion Question 2

From Chapter 1 of Boundaries in Marriage and the lectures, discuss the “Triangle of Boundaries”: (1) freedom, (2) responsibility, and (3) love. What are the dangers of investing in a poor relationship and not setting proper limits? What are some examples of boundaries?

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

**Unit II Discussion Question 1

What are the biblical and cultural views of singleness? Do our churches take care of singles? Consider different age groups of singles. What are some premarital questions we should consider? Why do people invest in bad relationships and who suffers the consequences?

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

• Discussion Question 2

From Chapter 4 of Boundaries in Marriage, what do the authors mean by “It Takes Two to Make One”? What are some things that a relationship can and cannot provide? Whether married or single, why is it important to know this early in life?

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

**Unit III Discussion Questions 1

Discussion Question 1 (20 points)

From the lecture, discuss the different forms of birth control. What does Scripture say about abortion (since when was this practiced)? What do Christians think about this ancient practice?

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

• Discussion Question 2 (20 points)

From the lectures and readings, discuss how adultery and domestic violence are contrary to the will of God. When is it permissible to divorce and remarry? Are relational difficulties (e.g., constant fighting) a good reason to separate? Why or why not?

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

**Unit IV Discussion Questions 1

From the lecture notes, discuss word wars and how personal expectations affect parenting, friendships, marriages, and family relationships. How can the misuse of words affect one’s career and one’s life trajectory? Reflect on your personal experiences where applicable.

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

• Discussion Question 2 (20 points)

Based upon the readings and lectures thus far, discuss your view on the nature of sin and its effects on relationships. How does sin play a role in friendships, parenting, marriages, the workplace, and what is God’s plan of redemption?

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

**Unit V Discussion Questions 1

Discussion Question 1 (20 points)

What is the biblical view of wealth and possessions? Compare and contrast the Old Testament, New Testament, and current prevailing cultural views on money matters. Can it be a blessing when God withholds what he knows will corrupt the human heart? What are we supposed to do with the material blessings God bestows upon us?

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

• Discussion Question 2 (20 points)

Discuss the potential dangers of worshipping money, sex, power, youth, and beauty? How can these idols of the heart affect personal relationships, life goals, and even family members around us? How do they affect friendships and marriages?

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

**Unit VI Discussion Question 1

• Discussion Question 1 (20 points)

From Chapter 3 of Addictions, discuss the nature of addictions. Why do people fall into addictions? What are some examples of common addictions (Chapter 1 has a list of common addictions)? Do you know someone who has struggled with addictions? What does the Bible have to say about such matters?

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

• Discussion Question 2 (20 points)

From the lectures and Chapter 5 of Timothy Keller’s Every Good Endeavor, discuss why everyday work feels fruitless, meaningless, and even frustrating for so many. Give some light personal reflection on your experience working in the world.

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

**Unit VII Discussion Questions 1

• Discussion Question 1 (20 points)

o Prompt: After reading Chapter 4 of Addictions, discuss “The Descent into Addiction.” Make sure to discuss the issues concerning children, friendships, infatuation, love and betrayal as well as worship. According to the lectures, what is self-control and why is it so important?

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

Discussion Question 2 (20 points)

From the lectures discuss the nature, cause, and symptoms of depression. Do you know someone who has struggled with depression or anger? How does depression or anger feel? How does the gospel offer a pathway to power and freedom?

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

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