ADDRESSING EMOTIONAL NEEDS
G.1: Loneliness – I feel Alone- Loneliness. [Hebrews 3:13, 10:24-25 and I John 4:7-12]
What has been your most challenging experience with loneliness? How did you overcome your feeling of being lonely?
G.2: Hopeless, despair – I am Fearful about the future. [I Peter 4:7-11]
What has been your experience of fear about the future? Where do you find your greatest hope at this time in your life?
G.3: Rejection / Self-image – I feel so Insecure. [Psalm 122:7-8, Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 112:1-10]
What causes you to feel insecure? What has contributed most to a positive self-image in your life?
G.4: Lack of Confidence – I don’t feel very Significant. [Philippians 1:6, Ephesians 2:10]
What has built or eroded confidence in your life? Who believed in you the most over the years?
G.5: Emotional Maturity Growth – How do I grow in Emotional Maturity? [Ephesians 4:13, Colossians 1:28-29]
Who has modeled emotional maturity in your life? Describe a person who is emotionally mature?
G.6: Emotional Maturity Levels – What are the levels of emotional Health? [I Peter 2:2, I John 2:12-13]
What are the characteristics of an emotionally immature person? What qualities of emotional maturity did Jesus reflect?
G.7: Deep Emotional Issues – Understanding the Iceberg? Man, looks on the outward appearance. [1 Samuel 16:7]
Where does our heart fit into emotional growth? How does trauma affect emotional maturity?
G.8: Anger – How do I deal with Anger? [Ephesians 4:26-27]
When did you first experience in your life? What are the things that trigger your anger?
G.9: Anxiety, worry, Depression – I am covered with Sadness. [Philippians 4:4]
When do you feel the most anxious? What has been your experience with feeling depressed?
G.10: Guilt, Shame – Shame seems to chase me everywhere. [Romans 1:16; Romans 9:33]
How does guilt and/or shame play a role in your life? Tell us a story when you experienced guilt or shame?
G.11: Sadness / Lack Joy – I want more Joy in my life. [Rom 15:13]
What causes you to lose your peace? What brings you the greatest joy?
G.12 Stress (political) – I am Fearful about politics. [Isaiah 46:10, Ephesians1:10]
What about your national politics cause you stress? How did Jesus view government/politics?
G.13: Fear / Phobias / Failure – I Fear my work has not turned out as I desire, I feel like a failure. [Psalm 63:1-3]
How have you dealt with failure? What gives you hope for the future?