1: We are told at the beginning of chapter 2 that Boaz is a "worthy man." How would some of the prevailing cultural ideologies in our day define what a good man is? How do they align (or not) with the Biblical vision?

2: What are some of the ways that Boaz' loved Ruth which exhibited his commitment to "take responsibility, living selflessly and strong for the good of another?" What effect would this have had on Ruth?

3: As Christ carried his cross to Calvary, the women who knew him best were heartbroken. What was it about His way with women that lead to them adoring him so much?

4: What some practical ways that a church can forge a culture where women are:

  • seen, valued, and affirmed?

  • cared for?

  • contended for?