Faith Conversations: Unselfish Love

By Tez Brooks
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Denying our own interests doesn't come naturally, but it conditions us toward a more sacrificial love. Dying to self proves we're serious about loving our spouse in the same way Christ loves His church.

Faith Conversations: Unselfish Love

As a couple, discuss 1 Corinthians 10.
Read the chapter together or individually, and then focus your conversation on the following discussion questions.

“Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.” —1 Corinthians 10:24

  • When do you feel the most appreciated by others?
  • Tell me about a time you felt I honored and valued you.
  • What are some ways we could model Christ’s unselfish love toward each other?

Denying our own interests doesn’t come naturally, but it does condition us toward a more sacrificial love.
There are plenty of opportunities each day for us to lay down our desires and put our spouse first —
choosing a television program, adjusting the thermostat or doing a chore that our spouse hates to
do
. Dying to self proves we’re serious about loving our husband or wife in the same way Christ loves
His church. Those selfless acts clearly demonstrate our commitment to each other.

—Tez Brooks

© 2017 Focus on the Family.

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About the Author

tez brooks
Tez Brooks

As an award-winning author and international speaker, Tez Brooks writes on family issues, with his work appearing in Guideposts, The Upper Room, CBN.com, Clubhouse and Cru.org. His editorials are featured regularly on Jesusfilm.org and seen by over 20k readers each month. He and his wife, Christine, serve as full-time missionaries. They have four children and live in Colorado Springs. You …

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