Scripture: Song of Songs 1-8
- Students will learn God believes it is important for married people to have a loving, godly marriage.
- Students will learn husbands and wives should communicate their love to each other in many ways, including with their words as Solomon did here.
- Students will learn a marriage is a very important decision that should be made very carefully.
- Students will learn how to give compliments.
Guiding Question: How can compliments be given?
Materials: None needed
Procedure: Review the story of Song of Songs from the scripture above. Explain that God wants moms and dads to love each other. It can be hard to love others when life is difficult or you disagree with someone but God values marriage and Song of Songs lays out how to love your spouse with a godly love. Remind students that the best way to love someone well is turning to the Bible and seeing what it has to say about how to love others and how God wants wives and husbands to serve each other. Remind the students how the man was giving compliments to his wife. Have students share common compliments in their first language, then teach common compliments in English.
Additional Questions: How can compliments be given to others in a written manner?
Supplemental Activity: Randomly pair students with a partner and have the partners come up with four compliments to write down and give the other person.