Relationships are wonderful, difficult, beautiful, scary, messy and life-giving. Join us at Lakeside this May as we look at how strong relationships are woven by God.


Jun 4, 2017
Series: Woven
  • Jun 4, 2017Woven
    Jun 4, 2017
    Series: Woven
  • Jun 3, 2017Greg and Jan Ireton (interview)
    Jun 3, 2017
    Greg and Jan Ireton (interview)
    Series: Woven
  • May 22, 2017Forgiveness
    May 22, 2017
    Series: Woven
  • May 19, 2017Jim and Cheryl Harrison (Interview)
    May 19, 2017
    Jim and Cheryl Harrison (Interview)
    Series: Woven
  • May 14, 2017Tug of War
    May 14, 2017
    Tug of War
    Series: Woven

  • May 12, 2017Lonnie and Linda Helms (Interview)
    May 12, 2017
    Lonnie and Linda Helms (Interview)
    Series: Woven
    An Interview about Marriage with Lonnie and Linda Helms
  • May 7, 2017Woven by God
    May 7, 2017
    Woven by God
    Series: Woven



Week One: Woven by God

Our first week we looked at the foundation and purpose of marriage. God is the foundation of marriage which means that the purpose of marriage is God’s purpose for us. Marriage is a redemptive relationship, whereby we help each other draw closer to God and who we are called to be.

For Home

  • Commit to praying together every day throughout this series.
  • Ask your partner:  How do you need to grow closer to God? (For example, I need to know I am forgiven. I need to do something meaningful with my life. I need time to pray. I need  help with believing in God. I need to trust Jesus and his provision for my life.)
  • Try not to jump in, but let them talk. Does their answer surprise you? If so let them know.  Switch roles.
  • Pray for one another to grow closer to God. Being as specific to what they said in their answer as possible.
  • After praying talk about how you can support each other. 

Week Two: Tug of War

Our second week we look at how having a foundation in God effects how we relate, particularly in times of stress. We looked at how we are called to “come together” and are meant to help us get to our deepest needs. 


For Home

  • Commit to praying together every day throughout this series.
  • Fill out the five love languages questionnaire. You can fill out a form here (requires registration)  or download the PDF.
  • Compare your responses to that of your partner. What differences are there? What similarities? Have those differences caused you to miscommunicate?
  • Is there something in your marriage/relationship where you need to “pull together”
  • Pray about it together.


Week Three: Forgiveness

Commit to praying together every day throughout this series.

Reflect on the steps of forgiveness


 Steps to forgiveness
  • Denial  – We do not , or will not recognize that we have been hurt.
  • Self-blame – We blame ourselves for pain we feel.
  • Victim – We feel like the victim.
  • Indignation (anger) – We feel angry about being hurt.
  • Survivor – We begin letting go of the past and are ready to forgive because the change of our own hearts. 
  • Integration -We move on with our lives stronger for the work we have done.

 Is place where forgiveness is difficult for you. What step are you on?

Without rushing to false forgiveness, can you have an honest conversation with your partner about forgiveness of yourself or of them?  If not simply pray together for the power to forgive.