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  • What was something you needed to hear today?
  • What inspires you, fills you up, replenishes you?
  • Lindsay talked about having certain artistic strengths (lettering and abstract) but not others. She also talked about having certain mothering strengths but not others. Has it been difficult for you to embrace the strengths you’ve been given? Why or why not?
  • Lindsay talked about the “undoing” of so many things in her life after her daughter Eva’s accident. Was there a time in your life when you went through an “undoing?”
  • How have you experienced hope in the midst of loss?

  • What was something you needed to hear today?
  • What mom guilt do you carry?
  • What is one thing you learned from Heather that you hadn’t thought of before?
  • What was one assumption you had that has been dismantled based on this episode?
  • What is one step you can take to help support someone in your life with special needs?

  • What was something you needed to hear today?
  • What does love in practice look like to you?
  • Who is my neighbor? vs Who can I be a neighbor to (or, as Sharifa says, “growing in our neighborliness”)? How are these two questions look different in your life? When has someone gone out of their way to be a neighbor to you?
  • How is Jesus’ generosity with power a guide to your own relationship with power and how you offer your own power to others?
  • Matt says, “Love requires intentionality.” What is one step of reconciliation or neighborliness that you feel nudged to take after listening to this episode?

  • What was something you needed to hear in today’s episode?
  • What are some of the messages you grew up with around money?
  • What is your relationship like with money now? 
  • Share something that has empowered you in your relationship with money.

  • What is something you needed to hear today?
  • What is your relationship with social media like these days? Has it helped or hurt your mental health over this last year?
  • What did you think of Hillary’s comparison of social media to a substance?
  • Have you ever tried to use social media as a way to change someone’s mind? What did you learn from that experience?
  • What boundaries have you utilized in order to spend less time on screens

  • What was something you needed to hear today?
  • What was something you learned about the conflict dynamics between you and your partner?
  • Are you avoidant or pursuant in conflict? What have you learned about that?
  • Have you noticed connection in your own story from the past to the present?
  • What is one step you need to take after listening to this episode?

  • What was something you needed to hear in this episode?
  • If you could ask the panel any question, what would you ask? Why?
  • What are a few questions you are asking in your own life right now? Are they similar in theme/topic?
  • Where do you usually go, what sources do you consult, when you have pressing questions?

  • What is something you needed to hear today?
  • What are some of the messages you have received about alcohol? What was modeled to you about alcohol growing up?
  • How would you describe your current relationship with alcohol?
  • Has the pandemic caused you to reconsider your relationship with alcohol for any reason?

  • What was something you needed to hear today?
  • Who has inspired you as a mother?
  • How has your relationship with your mom influenced how you mother?
  • What is one unexpected turn in your motherhood journey?

  • What was something you needed to hear today?
  • What are some formational messages—helpful or harmful—that you received about your body growing up? 
  • Name one thing about your body that you love.
  • If you are partnered: What is one step you can take this week to nurture intimacy with your partner?
  • If you are not partnered: What is one step you can take this week to honor your body?

  • What was something you needed to hear today?
  • Have you experienced loneliness in this last year? If so, what did that look like for you?
  • Share one thing you’ve done that has helped your friendships go deeper.
  • What is one small step you can take this week to nurture connection over contact?

Follow Dr. Gary Chapman on social media at @5lovelanguages. Take his love language quizzes and find more resources, including his new memoir, “Life Lessons and Love Languages, What I’ve Learned on My Unexpected Journey” at 5lovelanguages.com.

  • What was one thing you needed to hear today? 
  • Mother Theresa said, “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” What is one small way you can love your family well this week? 
  • Share your love language or love languages with your group and ask them to share theirs. 
  • What has the pandemic year taught you about what you want to differently this year related to loving the people in your life? 

  • What is one thing you heard during today’s episode that you needed to hear? 
  • Share your “becoming” story with a friend or your group – what is a stand-out moment or experience in your story of becoming a mom or becoming the type of mom you are now?