Below you will find the Girl Wash Your Face guide that we used in my adult small group. I hope you find this helpful for your Girl Wash Your Face book club or small group. If you have questions to add, please put them in the comments below and I will happily add them to this post.
Also to note: you know your group! If a question doesn’t hit home with you or your group, skip it! I also don’t require everyone to answer every question, especially on the nights when we are a group of 10. However, I will pick on the quiet ones sometimes if I feel like they aren’t being heard or would benefit from discussing a particular question.
Questions for Every Week
There are a few questions I always ask in group. These Girl Wash Your Face guide questions are intentionally very open-ended. It is ok if there is no real response to these first questions. I like to ask these questions because it gives group members an opportunity to voice questions, concerns, deep thoughts, or anything that was weighing heavy on them after reading the chapter.
1. Can someone Summarize the chapter for the group?
This is to catch up those members who didn’t actually read the chapter. It happens, and I like to do this to be gracious and inclusive.
2. Did anything jump out at you? What did you think of the chapter?
1. What areas do you feel are out of control?
2. Do you think that you have room in your life to embrace the chaos?
3. Do you have too many things on your plate?
I like to think of your time/energy as “cups”. Every person has 10 cups. And you only have 10 cups of water. But many people tend to commit to 15 cups worth of things. When that happens, you will inevitably drop something in the process of trying to fill 10 cups with 15 cups of water.
Example of what my cups look like: Currently, 4 of my cups are family and child care, 2 are household responsibilities, 1 is devoted to small groups at church, 2 are devoted to work, and one is for myself.
4. What “fruit of the spirit” do you need most in your life right now? What do you think would refresh you the most?
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control
5. Do you think you are good at accepting help from others?
6. What are your top three priorities?
Chapter 12: I need to make myself smaller
1. Do you feel like you make yourself smaller for other people?
2. Do you feel mom guilt?
3. What areas do you allow yourself to be small in?
4. Rachael suggests that you consume content in an area you feel you are muting. What content do you think you need to seek out?
This question in meant to prompt resource sharing.
A note that she does not talk about in the book. I believe that the areas that you down play to others are the areas that God has blessed you with great skill or talent. When we make our self small, it is often to make ourselves more acceptable to other people. Being ridiculously talented is intimidating to others. So we shrink it. Embrace what God has uniquely gifted you with. And admire those gifts in others.
More Discussion Questions
Have Girl Wash Your Face Guide Questions to add?
Please leave a comment below and I will update this post with more Girl Wash Your Face guide questions.