Week 5: Fill The Gaps
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
Many of us, if we are being honest, would say that we had
expectations of our relationships that simply have not
been met. What do we do with that? What do we do when
the person who is supposed to love us the most doesn’t
meet our expectations?
In this passage of scripture, we take a look at how we fill
in that gap that exists between our expectations and the
behaviors we see. Is it driven by love and grace or by
accusation and judgment? How do you think god fills in
this gap between his expectations for us and our actual
The way we fill this relational gap will often determine
the health of your marriage. whether your marriage is
full of joy or misery often rides on the way you fill this
gap. How are you filling this gap?
1 corinthians 13:8 says ‘love never fails.’ but how do we get
there when our expectations aren’t met? What seems to be
bad advice on the surface might have something deeper
that we’re overlooking. How do you fill in the gap?
Every relationship you have, you have a choice to assume
the worst, or believe the best...what are you doing?
1. What are some expectations that you had of your
relationship in the beginning?
2. What are some behaviors that you actually see in
your relationship? Are they different than
3. How do you respond when expectations aren’t
met? What is one word you would use to describe
4. How can you bring grace into filling in the gap
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