Date Like You Know/DatePrep (week 2)

Discussion Questions:

Chapter 2: Friends Don’t Let Friends Date Dumb

  1. How would you describe the difference between license and freedom and how can living according to license (what you can do instead of what you should do) limit your freedom in the end?
  2. From your own perspective, does it feel like “everyone” is dating; or does it seem like those who are dating are happier than those who aren’t? Why or why not?
  3. When it comes to dating, what’s the difference between chasing experiences and building relationships? From which framework have you generally approach relationships? What’s the evidence for your answer?
  4. Do you tend to wear various masks in your relationships or are you generally able to be who you are? What’s the evidence?
  5. Why is God more concerned with why we do what we do, than He is with what we do?
  6. Do you suspect that your true motivations for dating are more serious, or even more desperate than you would want to admit? What’s the evidence?

Chapter 3: Top 5 Dumbest Reasons to Date

  1. What question(s) do you want your dating life to answer about your identity? Are they the kind of identity questions that should depend on your dating life? Why or why not?
  2. Have you struggled with feeling like you truly belong (to God, your family, your community)?  Why or why not? And what is the evidence?
  3. Do you feel like romantic/sexual desire was “awakened” in you too soon? Why or why not? What can you do about it now?
  4. How can the reality that sexual intimacy is not bad, but is dangerous change the way you view sex and fight sexual temptation?
  5. How can believing and resting in God’s love for you change your dating life for the better?

Video Resources:

We summarize the TOP10 Dumbest Reasons to Date in these three videos from our FMUniversity YouTube channel:

  1. TOP 10 Dumbest Reasons to Date (dumb reasons 10 down to 6)
  2. TOP 5 Dumbest Reasons to Date (dumb reasons 5 down to 2)
  3. #1 Dumbest Reason to Date

Or watch all three videos in our LoveEd playlist, TOP10 Dumbest Reasons to Date: