Men in Balance


Discussion Group Curriculum

Fathers & Their Influence

  • Traits (good and bad) of our fathers

  • Impacts of our fathers on our lives

  • Role of fathers in passage to manhood

  • Absent or missing (or emotionally absent) fathers and its impact

  • Christian implication of being a father


  • What are the career traps for men?

  • Balancing work and home life

  • Long term impact of work commitments

  • Personal identification with career/implications

  • Retirement: what to do with it


  • What makes a good marriage?

  • God’s plan for marriage: Is it realistic?

  • Communication in marriage

  • Resolving differences

  • Divorce and its aftermath/options

  • Why do men say they want more sex but not more conversation?

  • Sex: Men’s view vs. Women’s view

  • How is sex different from intimacy?

  • Role of communication in an intimate relationship

Sex & Intimacy

  • How much togetherness do you need?

  • Keeping the whole family involved

  • Teens and family life: special needs?

  • Church attendance and family connection

Family Life

  • Making a priority of your spiritual development

  • Being a spiritual leader in your home

  • Keeping your faith real and active

  • Christian life and work/career

Christian Life as a Man

Free-wheeling discussion of all previous topics, integrating them into a balanced life; discussion about continuing to meet or creating other groups; whatever is on your mind.

Wrap-Up & Review