Questions and Activities for Small Groups
By Michael C. Mack
1. Which of the following do you think is a good maxim to live by? Why?
• “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
• “Beauty is only skin deep.”
• “Beauty is God’s handwriting.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
• “There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.” —Conrad Hall
Read Song of Songs 6:4-12.
2. The couple used culturally relevant similes to describe one another. What types of similar similes would people in love use today?
3. Circle all the descriptive adjectives (especially in vv. 4, 9, and 10) used in this passage. Which of these would you most like to have said about you?
4. Why is it vital for us to be seen, noticed, and really known by others?
5. What do you learn from this passage about the makings of a good marriage?
6. The Bible often addresses the importance of inward, not just outward beauty (1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Peter 3:3, 4). What do you think makes a person beautiful on the inside?
7. Separate into same-gender groups for this last question and prayer. What will you do this week to notice or study someone you love? What words will you use? What will you do to make that person feel beautiful, unique, and blessed?
Michael Mack writes, leads church training events, and consults with churches through his ministry, Small Group Leadership (www.smallgroupleadership.com).