Below are some additional interactions on the article: Chain of Command. Read it first.
Take the time to memorize 1 Corinthians 13:4–7
4Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; 5love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; 6love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. 7Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail.
Instead of asking “What would Jesus do?”, ask yourself “What would love do?” Practice this memorized verse in your life, especially when dealing with people you find difficult.
Here are a few quizzes you can take online. (Quizzes are located off the Warrior’s Journey website and we are not responsible for content beyond the quiz cited.)
- Are very good friends with your parents ?
- The second is to discover if you are a dream son?
- The last is to discover if you are a dream daughter?
** There are some other quizzes that your parents can take to find out about themselves as well. Try to get them to take them and share the results of what you all have found.
1 Peter 3:7–9
1 Corinthians 13
Small Group Guide:
Large Group Guide:
- There is a lot of stress in today’s military families, and stress can bring angry words quicker and more frequently than normal. What does it mean in Ephesians 6:4 where it says “…Parents, do not treat your children in such a way as to make them angry?” What should your response be if your parents do make you angry? Identify someone (preferably an adult) you could you talk to about this. Email them and set up a time to meet.
- Do you believe the passage from Ephesians has more to do with chain of command or mutual respect? Why? Write down three very real ways that you can show respect for your parents even when you disagree with them. Now tape that list to your mirror for a week so you’ll remember how you want to respond.
- What are some of the qualities of how your parents run their family that you would like to emulate when you have your own family? Why? What are some of the qualities of how your parents run their family that you would change when you have your own family? Why?
Draw a rough picture of the chain of command or power structure of your family.
Where do you fit in?
If you were absolutely in charge of your family for one day, what are the things that you would change? Why?