The Fierce Marriage Podcast

By Ryan and Selena Frederick

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Subscribers: 480
Reviews: 9

molly
 Oct 11, 2019
love this podcast! I have been challenged and encouraged by you. it feels like visiting with close friends!

Danielle
 Aug 29, 2019

Greg Frueh
 Jun 25, 2019
This couple truly has a way of blending great information with the biblical word. They're lessons have helped my wife and I in several areas. I have suggested this for my married kids to listen to as well.

John luke
 Jun 11, 2019
I have realized many things about marriage through Gods eyes since listening to this pod cast. you guys seriously talk about everything I was trying to do my own way which didn't work. keep it up thanks.


 Feb 25, 2019

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Show hosts Ryan and Selena Frederick discuss modern marriage issues with their trademark transparency, humor, and gospel-centered discussion. Join them for honest conversations, light-hearted hilarity, and more than enough grace to go around.

Episode Date
Narcissism and Marriage
0:51:20

Words like vanity, self-love, self-admiration, self-absorption, self-obsession, conceit, self-regard, and egotism all have one thing in common: the self is viewed as the crux of importance. They also describe narcissistic personality disorder.

Everyone is selfish to a degree, but narcissists are self-focused at an extreme level. In today's episode we discussed narcissism as a personality disorder, explored ways narcissists hurt their spouse, and revealed why, at its root, narcissism is a rejection of the gospel (which is the only cure). We're not psychologists, so this podcast is an overview based on research done by others. We hope it helps you!

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

Aug 11, 2020
Infertility and Childlessness (Sheridan Voysey)
0:48:59

Sheridan Voysey and his wife, Merryn were devastated when they realized their dream of having children would never become a reality. After infertility, an international move, and a professional change shook the Voysey's world, Sheridan realised that he couldn’t reconcile his expectations with the life he was living. In today's episode, Sheridan shares their story of heartbreak, despair, healing, purpose, and finally, joy. It was an immensely helpful episode for us, and we hope you can say the same.

Sheridan is the author of seven books, the latest being The Making: Who We Can Become When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned, which been featured in publications like The Times, Sunday Telegraph and Christianity Today. You can find all of his resources at SheridanVoysey.com or anywhere books are sold.

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

Aug 06, 2020
Decision Drivers in Marriage
0:58:31

Decisions, decisions! The average couple makes hundreds of small decisions and many significant ones on a daily basis. The question is, where do our choices come from? As we discussed in this episode, every decision is rooted in some core value, and our core values have to do with our views of wisdom and folly as well as our ability to act on our views. This conversation got a bit heady, but we still had fun with it. We hope it blesses you in some way.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

Aug 04, 2020
Serving is Pursuing
0:47:44

Serving is not likely to make it to the top of most people's "things that are sexy about marriage" list. Still, serving one another is one of the most profound (if not THE most profound) ways to love each other in marriage. In today's episode, we discussed three ways Jesus showed us to serve one another when he washed his disciples' feet. We also shared some of what's been going on personally as it's been a particularly emotional season in the Frederick household.

In this episode we worked through one of the devotions included in our Husband/Wife in Pursuit bundle. You can learn more about that at 31DayPursuit.com.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

Jul 28, 2020
Surviving Infidelity (Tina Konkin)
0:41:50

Infidelity causes catastrophic damage to a marriage. Can it be survived? In today's special interview with author and speaker Tina Konkin, we discuss just that. Tina shares with great detail how God used her husband's affair, despite the damaging effects, to transform her heart and her marriage for the better. Listen in, we hope it blesses you.

Read Tina's book, "How God Used the Other Woman" or check out TinaKonkin.com to learn more.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

Jul 23, 2020
Rebuilding Trust After a Betrayal
1:00:35

Being betrayed by the one you love is one of the worst feelings imaginable. How can a couple find reconciliation and healing after trust is shattered. It's not easy and it requires both spouses to work hard, but there is hope. In today's episode we discussed stories in betrayal in the Bible—namely how we've betrayed God in sin—and what they can show us about finding reconciliation in the wake of betrayed trust. This episode is a bit longer, but the topic is heavy. We hope it helps you.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

Jul 21, 2020
Manipulation in Marriage
0:59:12

As we discovered, there is a vast array of manipulation methods at play in human relationships. The question is, which ones are you unwittingly using against each other in your marriage? Rationalization, minimization, lying (by omission and commission), shaming, vilifying, seduction, and many other methods might be at work in ways you're unaware. In this episode, we explored what the Bible says about manipulation (as it turns out, it says a lot), and discussed ways out of manipulative habits for couples to explore.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to partner with us, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month. We'd love to lock arms with you!

Jul 14, 2020
Know Your Soil
0:55:02

Today we discussed gardening (of all things) and how "knowing our soil" in marriage is critical to loving each other in the fullest context of covenantal love.

Jul 07, 2020
Sexual Intimacy (Sharon Jaynes)
0:43:15

Have you ever felt that the person you thought was your best friend and your spouse has turned into more of a roommate? If so, then this conversation will help you. Sharon Jaynes is the author of many books, but in this interview we're discussing Lovestruck: Discovering God’s Design for Romance, Marriage, and Sexual Intimacy". We hope this conversation helps you see your marriage from a fresh perspective and perhaps, it will help you reignite the passion that was there in the beginning.

Jul 02, 2020
Laugh More!
0:51:00

Laughing is one of the best ways to break your marriage out of a funk. Could it be that laughter is a gift and a grace of God designed specifically to lift our hearts and clear the air in our relationships? In this week's episode we answered three questions about laughter and talked through various examples in Scripture where laughter, playfulness, and childlike faith.

We hope this podcast helps you and blesses your marriage. If you'd like to help keep this content coming, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage to explore partnership options.

Jun 30, 2020
Expectations are Everything
0:55:27

Expectations are constantly at work in every marriage. The question is whether or not we're aware of them and in agreement on what they should be. In this episode we posed dozens of questions for listener consideration about expectations in sex, money, communication, in-laws, hobbies, divisions of chores/labor, church, and more.

While this episode will be particularly helpful for our nearly- and newlywed listeners, couples of all stages of marriage are sure to learn something about themselves. We hope it blesses you!

Jun 23, 2020
A Truer, Better, More Exciting Normal (Matt and Lisa Jacobson)
0:49:54

The Jacobsons are a gift and a blessing. In this episode we talked about how God's view for marriage and family is so much better than our own or the world's. We specifically covered when to have kids (they had 8, and late!), the adventure of marriage God's way, porn & purity, how to prioritize your marriage over kids, and so much more. This interview is one of our favorites, and we're confident you will be blessed by the Jacobsons!

Jun 18, 2020
Are Your Hearts Hard or Soft?
0:51:44

Soft hearts are necessary for a healthy, thriving, happy marriage. But our tendency is not to remain soft toward each other. Bad days happen, tiredness, sin, crisis, arguments, and more can contribute to each of the three indicators of whether or not your hearts are soft toward one another. We also discussed four efforts you can employ today to help soften your hearts if you feel them hardening. We hope it blesses you!

Jun 16, 2020
Having Political Disagreements as a Couple
0:56:00

With everything going on in society, we thought it would be timely to discuss ways to have productive political conversations as a couple. While we didn't cover the hot-topics themselves, hopefully this episode will help you and your spouse "come to the table" and hash out tough political disagreements. We discussed the four big presuppositions to every conversation, the cultural lies they dispel, and how to apply them when talking about (and disagreeing on) hard things. We hope this episode helps you!

Jun 09, 2020
Bringing Husbands Back to Life (Jerrad Lopes of Dad Tired)
0:37:31

In today's episode we talked with Jerrad Lopes, author of Dad Tired: Stumbling Your Way to Spiritual Leadership. Jerrad shared how his wife's prayers softened his heart when he thought they were on the brink of divorce, and we also talked about what helps bring men back to life in fatherhood and marriage.

Jun 04, 2020
Take Heart, Hope is Yours
0:44:58

Though this episode is still about marriage, we never anticipated how timely its message of hope would be. In today's episode we encourage listeners to remember that marriage is less about perfection and more about perspective and perseverance. You're both learning, you're both going to make mistakes, and you're both works in progress. God hasn't given up on either of you yet, so neither should you. Take heart, listener. Christ is your hope and he is unshakeable!

Jun 02, 2020
How to Change Your Spouse
0:49:41

If you could change one thing about your spouse, what would it be? Life would be so much easier if we could just change our spouse, right? The problem is, God never called husbands and wives to change each other... heart change is God's domain alone. So, what can we do when we're living in a relationship where we're unequally yoked and change is needed, but you're powerless to make it happen? Thankfully, we're not without hope.

In this episode, we talked through the two domains God has commissioned us to work within, and shared three tangible steps you can take today to begin walking with greater faith in your marriage. We hope it blesses you.

May 26, 2020
Dealing with Toxic People (Gary Thomas)
0:36:03

Today we got to talk with our friend Gary Thomas about his latest book When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People. When and where do believers draw the line when people are toxic and draining?

For more information, visit WhenToWalkAwayBook.com!

May 21, 2020
Discerning the Voices That Speak Into Your Marriage
0:54:28

A listener asked, "who we should let influence our thoughts, opinions, and actions" in life and marriage. Join us as we root out the where and why we believe voices and ideas that shouldn't have input into our lives. Warning, things got a little more fiery... but we still had fun.

May 19, 2020
How Do We Begin Walking with God as a Couple?
0:46:58

A listener wrote in with a great question. She mentioned that they know they need to grow in their marriage, they want to experience deeper levels of intimacy, and they know they need to center their home on Christ... but then she asked, where do we start? "Do we just pick up our Bible and read?" In this episode, we talked about three big areas to consider as you, as a couple, learn to be disciples of Christ.

This podcast is supported by our wonderful Patreon patrons! If you want to partner with us and help make this content possible, please visit Patreon.com/fiercemarriage to learn more. Thanks in advance!

May 12, 2020
Friends: See-Through Marriage (Part 4/4)
0:39:45

This is part 4 of a 4 part series that covers ways to cultivate a transparent marriage. Each episode in this series is based on a topic covered in our latest book, See-Through Marriage (https://seethroughbook.com). In this episode we talked about defining and nurturing truly Christian friendships for the health of your marriage.

May 07, 2020
Self: See-Through Marriage (Part 3/4)
0:36:14

This is part 3 of a 4 part series that covers ways to cultivate a transparent marriage. Each episode in this series is based on a topic covered in our latest book, See-Through Marriage (https://seethroughbook.com). In this episode we discussed the biblical case for knowing ourselves well and how doing so helps marriage.

May 05, 2020
Tough Talks: See-Through Marriage (Part 2/4)
0:30:51

This is part 2 of a 4 part series that covers ways to cultivate a transparent marriage. Each episode in this series is based on a topic covered in our latest book, See-Through Marriage (https://seethroughbook.com). Make sure to pre-order to get the free discussion guide and audiobook!

Apr 30, 2020
Sex: See-Through Marriage (Part 1/4)
0:31:18

This is part 1 of a 4 part series that covers ways to cultivate a transparent marriage. We discussed "little foxes" as mentioned in Song of Solomon. Each episode in this series is based on a topic covered in our latest book, See-Through Marriage (https://seethroughbook.com). Make sure to pre-order to get the free discussion guide and audiobook!

Apr 28, 2020
Signs and Seeds of Contempt
0:56:01

Contempt is one of the sure signs that a relationship is in big trouble. In this episode we look at how contempt begins in a marriage and discuss how the gospel disarms even the most contempt-filled relationships.

Apr 21, 2020
Loving Your Spouse with Your Mind
0:51:52

So much of the marriage battlefield happens in your own mind. As believers, we're called to be transformed by the RENEWING of our minds. How does work itself out in terms of how we think about our spouse in marriage? Listen in as we talk through the hope we have in God's Word, our fleshly tendencies, how we have agency over our own minds, and 5 ways to take control of your thought life.

Stay fierce!

Apr 14, 2020
10 Ways to De-Escalate BIG Arguments
0:44:00

It's tough to think straight when you and your spouse are in a heated argument. That's why it's helpful to have tangible tools already in-hand before the fight begins. Today we talked through James 1 and covered 10 intensely tangible ways to de-escalate big arguments in your marriage. Enjoy!

Apr 07, 2020
Faith, Fear, and Marriage
0:50:58

We tend to be caught on our heels in marriage, reacting to each other instead of loving, seeing, and serving each other in ways that are faith-filled. In today's conversation, we discussed three tangible enemies of faith and how they can be a factor in every marriage.

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Mar 31, 2020
Embracing New Rhythms and Routines for Life at Home
0:53:08

Virtually everyone around the world is quarantined because of COVID-19. It's a shocking, fast change, for sure! However, it's also also an opportunity to press into new rhythms and routines that will bring us closer together as a couple, as a family, and as parents. In this episodes we'll share some of our habits and rhythms we've found as people who have worked at home and home educated our children for years. We hope it blesses you!

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Mar 24, 2020
Making BIG Decisions As One
0:53:44

How are we called to make BIG decisions as a couple? In this episode, learn 7 steps of decision making and gain practical tools for working through decisions of your own.

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Mar 17, 2020
I Love You... I Just Don't LIKE You Right Now
0:52:22

If you'd rather be at work than at home, then you may not LIKE your spouse... or, if you'd prefer to spend time with others over your spouse, then you may not LIKE each other as much as you realized. The examples go on! This problem is not uncommon among otherwise happily married couples. What's uncommon, however, is when couples know how to get back to a place of friendship even though their friendship has all but died. Listen and enjoy, we hope this episode helps and blesses you.

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Mar 10, 2020
How to Read Your Bible Together (and Why it's so Important)
0:46:09

What else is there to say? There's nothing like God's Word... for life, for marriage, for anything. In this episode we talk about WHAT the Bible is, why it's irreplaceable, and how to read more Scripture as a couple.

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Mar 03, 2020
Chores, Adulting, and the Division of Labor
0:53:49

Division of labor... it has to be done. We must learn to share adulthood responsibilities as a couple. But how can you do it in a way that doesn't cause arguments daily?

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Feb 25, 2020
Truth, Love, or Both?
0:49:12

Speaking truth is important, but speaking truth in love is a command. The trouble is, in marriage we tend to speak the toughest truths the most blunt ways possible. Today we look at three important reminders for why we must master the art of speaking the truth in love, especially in marriage.

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Feb 18, 2020
3 Sure Signs of a Healthy Couple
0:55:41

At the root of every healthy relationship lies humility. Why? The most toxic sin (and the opposite of humility) is pride. Pride puffs up. Pride is self-sovereign. Pride is self-seeking. C.S. Lewis once wrote, "For pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense." But there's good news! Gospel-fueled humility is the antidote to pride.

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Feb 11, 2020
Trusting Your Gauges in Times of Anxiety and Worry
0:52:56

Sometimes it feels like your "flying blind" in marriage and in life. What should we do when our feelings tell us things that are contrary to God's truth? We must learn to trust our gauges. In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss three truths about "gauges" and how to trust them when you feel disoriented in life and marriage.

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Feb 04, 2020
Oops, We're Married!
0:52:54

Many couples get married without really realizing what they've gotten themselves into. When things get tough, they may start thinking they've made a mistake. In this episode, we talk about 4 modern misconceptions about marriage and 3 timeless truths to combat them.

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Jan 28, 2020
Weathering Tough Seasons in Life & Marriage
0:46:43

Not every day/week/month is the same. Some 'seasons' are harder than others. How can we weather them well?

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Jan 21, 2020
Quick Q&A 6: How can we have better dates?
0:06:44

Dates should be fun! Sometimes we just need reminders for how to keep them that way. Today we discussed exactly that!

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Jan 16, 2020
How Should I Pray with My Spouse?
0:49:37

Nothing changes our hearts like praying with the living God! In this episode we talk about the why, when, and how of prayer, particularly for married couples and spouses praying for one another.

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Jan 14, 2020
Faithfulness = Fruitfulness
0:47:32

Faithfulness is a game changer in every way that matters. But what does it really mean to be faithful as a Christian couple?

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Jan 07, 2020
First Things and Next Things
0:53:42

It’s tempting to try and figure out next things while losing sight of what should be first things. As we approach another year, it’s vitally important to recalibrate ourselves based on what actually is of most importance, then we can reverse-engineer our way into “next things” from there.

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Dec 31, 2019
Quick Q&A 5: How can we have a healthy sex life after having kids?
0:08:21

Kids are a blessing, no doubt, but they bring with them a "new normal" that, if not navigated well, can cause issues in marriage. In this short Q&A episode, Ryan & Selena talk about how to plan for, establish, and maintain a healthy sex life after having kids.

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Dec 26, 2019
Fight Me!
0:53:12

There is an art to arguing well. The first, and most important key to fighting well is to never give up—never quit the fight, run away, or disengage. "Push through the ambush." In this episode, Ryan and Selena look at what the Bible says about conflict, then they discuss 5 practical tips for fighting well.

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Dec 24, 2019
Quick Q&A 4: Should we have friends of the opposite sex?
0:09:36

Is it ok to have friends of the opposite sex, like a co-worker, with whom you share details about your marriage?

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Dec 19, 2019
Fighting for Peace in Your Marriage
0:45:04

Peace is more than the absence of conflict—so much more. The Bible's definition of peace is all-encompassing, and has very little to do with outside circumstances. In this episode, Ryan & Selena talk through peace as a fruit of the Spirit, made available to us through the Prince of Peace himself, Jesus! We hope it blesses you.

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Dec 17, 2019
Quick Q&A 3: What's your best advice for newlyweds?
0:08:19

In this episode we share four things we'd discuss with you if we could spend a meal together! Note, the ideas enclosed don't just apply to newlyweds.... :)

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Dec 12, 2019
Finding 'Fierce' Friends That Fight for Your Marriage
0:50:00

There are certain aspects of friendships that qualify them as distinctly "Christian community", specifically purposed for our sanctification and discipleship as followers of Christ. WHat do we mean? You'll have to listen! You can expect to learn about 5 distinguishing qualities of Christian community: Gospel centrality, true transparency, deep discipleship, consistency, and commitment.

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Dec 10, 2019
Quick Q&A 2: Will we still be married in heaven?
0:07:19

Ryan and Selena tackle a common but somewhat murky question for believers: if we're married on earth, will we also be married in heaven? Listen in as we take a look at what the Bible says about just that. Enjoy!

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Dec 05, 2019
Faked Transparency vs. True Vulnerability
0:50:12

It's so easy to feign transparency in marriage. We can give just enough info to give the appearance of vulnerability, all the while failing to be meaningfully vulnerable with one another. In this episode, we talked about the roots of why we "fake it" in marriage, and how the Gospel compels us to fight instead for true vulnerability.

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Dec 03, 2019
Communicating With Clarity When Things Aren't So Clear
0:51:33

Communication continues to be one of the most hotly requested topics from our listeners. So, today we talked about themes that tend to undermine healthy communication: 1) Oversimplification, 2) Failure to Empathize, and 3) Bad Timing and Tone. Listen and learn new ways to approach conversations and conflict with clarity fueled by biblical love. We hope you enjoy!

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Nov 26, 2019
Quick Q&A 1: 'If we both enjoy watching pornography together, is it still a sin?'
0:08:12

Some couples ask this question in earnest, so we spent some time looking at the Bible's perspective on porn, lust, and the marriage bed. This is the first of we hope will be many one-off Quick Q&A sessions (name pending). We hope it blesses you!

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Nov 21, 2019
"If we both enjoy watching pornography together, is it still a sin?" (Quick Q&A #1)
0:08:12

Some couples ask this question in earnest, so we spent some time looking at the Bible's perspective on porn, lust, and the marriage bed. This is the first of we hope will be many one-off Quick Q&A sessions (name pending). We hope it blesses you!

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Nov 21, 2019
Your Marriage is Bigger Than You
0:52:10

God created marriage to be BIGGER than you! It's bigger than today, it's bigger than our cultural context, and it's bigger than our struggles. Why and how is it bigger? In today's episode, we talked about seeing marriage in its proper context as part of God's plan for redemption throughout history, but also redemption in our daily lives. We hope it blesses you!

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Nov 19, 2019
What (little 'g') gods Are You Worshipping in Your Marriage?
0:57:44

It's all too easy to pay lip service to Jesus in life and marriage, but live as if he's not King. In this episode of the Fierce Marriage Podcast, we recapped lessons we've learned from the past few weeks since the arrival of our 3rd daughter. God graciously allowed us to realize areas of our lives that we can tend to enthrone in a place of undue authority. We talked about the (little 'g') gods of control/power, status/pride, and (this is a big one we tend to worship all too quickly) comfort/pleasure. We hope you learn something new!

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Nov 12, 2019
Why the "Proverbs 31 Woman" Isn't Who I Thought She Was
0:53:56

The 31st chapter of Proverbs is a beautiful piece of Scripture. However, it's so easy to read it in a way that is contrary to the original intent of the work. The result can mean that ladies/wives feel an overwhelming burden to strive, work, and toil to become the woman portrayed. In today's episode we discussed why that is and we propose a "better" reading of this famous chapter of Proverbs. We hope it blesses you. ALERT: this episode isn't just for ladies.

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Nov 05, 2019
The 15 Second Kiss Experiment
0:36:51

We tried this experiment, it was awesome, so you should try it too. "Selena and I kiss plenty, but we realized that we don’t often kiss for more than a few seconds. I’m not exactly sure why, but I do know it wasn’t like that when we were dating. We made out way too much and for too long when we were dating… After my “sales pitch”, Selena and I agreed to try a few days with the “15 second kiss” rule. Here’s what we learned (or were reminded of)…" Listen for more!

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Oct 29, 2019
Reclaiming Real Romance
0:51:12

Tangle ways to enjoy each other more in marriage. Enjoy!

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Oct 22, 2019
Who Is the Authority in Your Marriage?
0:57:59

When it comes down to it, what or who is the functional authority in your marriage? In today's episode we take a deep dive into Matthew 21 and examining what Jesus said as his authority was challenged... and of course, we'll talk about all it means for life and marriage. We hope it blesses you!

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Oct 15, 2019
Calling Us Out to Draw Us In
0:52:48

God calls us out of our hiding, not for our shame, but so that we may flourish in fulfilling our ultimate purpose: to glorify him. This description is short, because I'm writing it as we wait for Selena to have our third daughter! Carry on... we hope this episode blesses you!

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Oct 08, 2019
Marriage Adversaries vs. Marriage Advocates
0:55:47

While it is nice to have friends around you that will watch your back and take your side, those same friends should understand that most often, the BEST way they can love you well is to fight for you AND the health of your marriage. In this episode, we discussed the differences between marriage advocates vs. marriage adversaries. Enjoy!

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Oct 01, 2019
The Art of (Actually) Apologizing
0:55:20

We explored 8 aspects of truly apologizing to your spouse in this episode, and it was epic. It's not easy saying you're sorry. It's even harder apologizing in a way that leads to deep, lasting reconciliation (even during small conflicts). Listen in to discover and learn the Art of Apologizing. We hope it blesses you!

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Sep 24, 2019
The Art of (Actually) Apologizing
0:55:20

We explored 8 aspects of truly apologizing to your spouse in this episode, and it was epic. It's not easy saying you're sorry. It's even harder apologizing in a way that leads to deep, lasting reconciliation (even during small conflicts). Listen in to discover and learn the Art of Apologizing. We hope it blesses you!

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Sep 24, 2019
Are You Obviously Married in Public?
0:57:54

People know you’re married by how you act, and we can sometimes act in a way that seeks validation from the opposite sex outside of marriage. Why is that? In this episode, Ryan and Selena talk about why there should be NO QUESTION of whether or not you’re married in public (and online).

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Sep 17, 2019
Are You Obviously Married in Public?
0:57:54

People know you’re married by how you act, and we can sometimes act in a way that seeks validation from the opposite sex outside of marriage. Why is that? In this episode, Ryan and Selena talk about why there should be NO QUESTION of whether or not you’re married in public (and online).

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Sep 17, 2019
Are You Obviously Married in Public?
0:57:54

People know you’re married by how you act, and we can sometimes act in a way that seeks validation from the opposite sex outside of marriage. Why is that? In this episode, Ryan and Selena talk about why there should be NO QUESTION of whether or not you’re married in public (and online).

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Sep 17, 2019
Finding the Absolute Definition of Love
0:58:47

If a couple isn't on the same page in how they define love, they're in for quite a challenging marriage. Thankfully there is a perfect and final authority who can tell us what love is. In this episode, we discussed why and how Jesus is our ultimate authority, definition, and example of love.

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Sep 10, 2019
Finding the Absolute Definition of Love
0:58:47

If a couple isn't on the same page in how they define love, they're in for quite a challenging marriage. Thankfully there is a perfect and final authority who can tell us what love is. In this episode, we discussed why and how Jesus is our ultimate authority, definition, and example of love.

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Sep 10, 2019
Finding the Absolute Definition of Love
0:58:47

If a couple isn't on the same page in how they define love, they're in for quite a challenging marriage. Thankfully there is a perfect and final authority who can tell us what love is. In this episode, we discussed why and how Jesus is our ultimate authority, definition, and example of love.

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Sep 10, 2019
Prayer + Pursuit, and Why Your Marriage Needs Both
0:59:57

Your marriage needs both PRAYER and PURSUIT. Prayer is going to God and entrusting him with everything that is out of your control, while pursuit means choosing to live out the actions of love. In this episode we hashed out principles and practicalities around both. Enjoy!

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Sep 03, 2019
Prayer + Pursuit, and Why Your Marriage Needs Both
0:59:57

Your marriage needs both PRAYER and PURSUIT. Prayer is going to God and entrusting him with everything that is out of your control, while pursuit means choosing to live out the actions of love. In this episode we hashed out principles and practicalities around both. Enjoy!

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Sep 03, 2019
Prayer + Pursuit, and Why Your Marriage Needs Both
0:59:57

Your marriage needs both PRAYER and PURSUIT. Prayer is going to God and entrusting him with everything that is out of your control, while pursuit means choosing to live out the actions of love. In this episode we hashed out principles and practicalities around both. Enjoy!

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Sep 03, 2019
5 Keys to a Healthy Perspective on Sex
0:58:03

How we see sex dramatically affects our experience of it. The problem is, it's so easy to see sex incorrectly because of our our own pasts and perspectives as well culture's popular beliefs. In today's episode, we talked through one of our favorite passages on sex, Proverbs 5. Listen in and see just how God's vision of sex in marriage can change your relationship.

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Aug 27, 2019
5 Keys to a Healthy Perspective on Sex
0:58:03

How we see sex dramatically affects our experience of it. The problem is, it's so easy to see sex incorrectly because of our our own pasts and perspectives as well culture's popular beliefs. In today's episode, we talked through one of our favorite passages on sex, Proverbs 5. Listen in and see just how God's vision of sex in marriage can change your relationship.

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Aug 27, 2019
5 Keys to a Healthy Perspective on Sex
0:58:03

How we see sex dramatically affects our experience of it. The problem is, it's so easy to see sex incorrectly because of our our own pasts and perspectives as well culture's popular beliefs. In today's episode, we talked through one of our favorite passages on sex, Proverbs 5. Listen in and see just how God's vision of sex in marriage can change your relationship.

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Aug 27, 2019
What, Exactly, is a "Normal, Healthy Marriage"?
0:59:29

"Healthy" isn't always our normal or our default. So it begs the question: what is a healthy, normal marriage? In today's episode, Ryan and Selena explored big truths given in Scripture and talk about how, as believers, we can apply it with wisdom, discernment, and help from the Holy Spirit, for our good and for God's glory.

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Aug 20, 2019
What, Exactly, is a "Normal, Healthy Marriage"?
0:59:29

"Healthy" isn't always our normal or our default. So it begs the question: what is a healthy, normal marriage? In today's episode, Ryan and Selena explored big truths given in Scripture and talk about how, as believers, we can apply it with wisdom, discernment, and help from the Holy Spirit, for our good and for God's glory.

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Aug 20, 2019
What, Exactly, is a "Normal, Healthy Marriage"?
0:59:29

"Healthy" isn't always our normal or our default. So it begs the question: what is a healthy, normal marriage? In today's episode, Ryan and Selena explored big truths given in Scripture and talk about how, as believers, we can apply it with wisdom, discernment, and help from the Holy Spirit, for our good and for God's glory.

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Aug 20, 2019
Social Media, Your Marriage, and You
0:51:36

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and the like are all incredible tools of our time. However, they do carry with them the potential to damage our relationships. While the Bible doesn't directly talk about social media, it does teach us how to become the kinds of people who make wise decisions—all of which help us navigate our modern age.

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Aug 13, 2019
Social Media, Your Marriage, and You
0:51:36

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and the like are all incredible tools of our time. However, they do carry with them the potential to damage our relationships. While the Bible doesn't directly talk about social media, it does teach us how to become the kinds of people who make wise decisions—all of which help us navigate our modern age.

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Aug 13, 2019
Social Media, Your Marriage, and You
0:51:36

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and the like are all incredible tools of our time. However, they do carry with them the potential to damage our relationships. While the Bible doesn't directly talk about social media, it does teach us how to become the kinds of people who make wise decisions—all of which help us navigate our modern age.

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Aug 13, 2019
Growing Together While Apart / Dealing with Military Deployments (Brooks and Hunter Beless)
0:47:56

Brooks and Hunter (she's the founder of the Journeywomen podcast!) have spent the majority of their time as a married couple apart. Still, even with their time thousands of miles apart, they learned ways to grow closer to one another and closer to Christ. If you or your spouse is serving in the military, this episode is for you! If you know someone who struggles with long lengths apart, this is for them! You’re not going to want to miss this amazing episode.

For more from Hunter Beless, search for "Journeywomen" (one word) in your favorite podcast app!

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Aug 08, 2019
Growing Together While Apart / Dealing with Military Deployments (Brooks and Hunter Beless)
0:47:56

Brooks and Hunter (she's the founder of the Journeywomen podcast!) have spent the majority of their time as a married couple apart. Still, even with their time thousands of miles apart, they learned ways to grow closer to one another and closer to Christ. If you or your spouse is serving in the military, this episode is for you! If you know someone who struggles with long lengths apart, this is for them! You’re not going to want to miss this amazing episode.

For more from Hunter Beless, search for "Journeywomen" (one word) in your favorite podcast app!

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Aug 08, 2019
Growing Together While Apart / Dealing with Military Deployments (Brooks and Hunter Beless)
0:47:56

Brooks and Hunter (she's the founder of the Journeywomen podcast!) have spent the majority of their time as a married couple apart. Still, even with their time thousands of miles apart, they learned ways to grow closer to one another and closer to Christ. If you or your spouse is serving in the military, this episode is for you! If you know someone who struggles with long lengths apart, this is for them! You’re not going to want to miss this amazing episode.

For more from Hunter Beless, search for "Journeywomen" (one word) in your favorite podcast app!

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Aug 08, 2019
Foundations of Forgiveness
0:56:52

Forgiving others when we're genuinely hurt is one of the most difficult but important principles we must learn in marriage. In this episode, we looked at The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18) and explored all it can mean for life and marriage. We hope it blesses you!

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Aug 06, 2019
Foundations of Forgiveness
0:56:52

Forgiving others when we're genuinely hurt is one of the most difficult but important principles we must learn in marriage. In this episode, we looked at The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18) and explored all it can mean for life and marriage. We hope it blesses you!

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Aug 06, 2019
Foundations of Forgiveness
0:56:52

Forgiving others when we're genuinely hurt is one of the most difficult but important principles we must learn in marriage. In this episode, we looked at The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18) and explored all it can mean for life and marriage. We hope it blesses you!

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Aug 06, 2019
5 Considerations When Dating To Marry (or as a Married Couple)
0:59:53

Dating is an important part of every relationship—whether you're looking to marry or if you're already married. In this episode, we present 5 important considerations you may find helpful as you approach dating. Enjoy!

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Jul 30, 2019
5 Considerations When Dating To Marry (or as a Married Couple)
0:59:53

Dating is an important part of every relationship—whether you're looking to marry or if you're already married. In this episode, we present 5 important considerations you may find helpful as you approach dating. Enjoy!

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Jul 30, 2019
5 Considerations When Dating To Marry (or as a Married Couple)
0:59:53

Dating is an important part of every relationship—whether you're looking to marry or if you're already married. In this episode, we present 5 important considerations you may find helpful as you approach dating. Enjoy!

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Jul 30, 2019
Marriage After God (Aaron and Jennifer Smith)
0:46:11

What if God has purposed your marriage for something so much more than happily ever after?

Since the very beginning, God's design for marriage is for husbands and wives to be ambassadors of holy love to a hurting world. Still, so many couples stop short at happy and wonder why they feel unsatisfied. Rather than "you and me against the world," God calls each couple to the rich and meaningful mission of "you and me for the world."

Aaron and Jennifer Smith, popular marriage bloggers at HusbandRevolution.com and UnveiledWife.com, transparently share their journey from a marriage in crisis to a marriage built on Christ's redemptive love. Through fresh biblical insight and intimate stories of their own struggles and victories, this book will guide you toward a God-centered, ministry-minded, and thriving marriage. You will discover the signature marks of a marriage after God, find principles for building an unshakable marriage foundation, learn how to let God's story take the lead in your love story, and recognize the tools God has already equipped you with for a missional life together. Filled with helpful illustrations, this thorough and practical book will empower you and your spouse to dream, decide, and do as you step hand-in-hand into God's ultimate purpose for your marriage.

Your oneness is also meant for witness. God has purposed your remarkable, romantic, and redemptive relationship to be a powerful light to a dark and hurting world. This is your invitation to marriage as God intended - a life-saving, hope-inspiring, and transforming force of God's love.

For more resources from Aaron and Jennifer Smith, visit MarriageAfterGod.com, and find their podcast by searching "Marriage After God" wherever you get your podcasts.

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Jul 26, 2019
Marriage After God (Aaron and Jennifer Smith)
0:46:11

What if God has purposed your marriage for something so much more than happily ever after?

Since the very beginning, God's design for marriage is for husbands and wives to be ambassadors of holy love to a hurting world. Still, so many couples stop short at happy and wonder why they feel unsatisfied. Rather than "you and me against the world," God calls each couple to the rich and meaningful mission of "you and me for the world."

Aaron and Jennifer Smith, popular marriage bloggers at HusbandRevolution.com and UnveiledWife.com, transparently share their journey from a marriage in crisis to a marriage built on Christ's redemptive love. Through fresh biblical insight and intimate stories of their own struggles and victories, this book will guide you toward a God-centered, ministry-minded, and thriving marriage. You will discover the signature marks of a marriage after God, find principles for building an unshakable marriage foundation, learn how to let God's story take the lead in your love story, and recognize the tools God has already equipped you with for a missional life together. Filled with helpful illustrations, this thorough and practical book will empower you and your spouse to dream, decide, and do as you step hand-in-hand into God's ultimate purpose for your marriage.

Your oneness is also meant for witness. God has purposed your remarkable, romantic, and redemptive relationship to be a powerful light to a dark and hurting world. This is your invitation to marriage as God intended - a life-saving, hope-inspiring, and transforming force of God's love.

For more resources from Aaron and Jennifer Smith, visit MarriageAfterGod.com, and find their podcast by searching "Marriage After God" wherever you get your podcasts.

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Jul 26, 2019
Marriage After God (Aaron and Jennifer Smith)
0:46:11

What if God has purposed your marriage for something so much more than happily ever after?

Since the very beginning, God's design for marriage is for husbands and wives to be ambassadors of holy love to a hurting world. Still, so many couples stop short at happy and wonder why they feel unsatisfied. Rather than "you and me against the world," God calls each couple to the rich and meaningful mission of "you and me for the world."

Aaron and Jennifer Smith, popular marriage bloggers at HusbandRevolution.com and UnveiledWife.com, transparently share their journey from a marriage in crisis to a marriage built on Christ's redemptive love. Through fresh biblical insight and intimate stories of their own struggles and victories, this book will guide you toward a God-centered, ministry-minded, and thriving marriage. You will discover the signature marks of a marriage after God, find principles for building an unshakable marriage foundation, learn how to let God's story take the lead in your love story, and recognize the tools God has already equipped you with for a missional life together. Filled with helpful illustrations, this thorough and practical book will empower you and your spouse to dream, decide, and do as you step hand-in-hand into God's ultimate purpose for your marriage.

Your oneness is also meant for witness. God has purposed your remarkable, romantic, and redemptive relationship to be a powerful light to a dark and hurting world. This is your invitation to marriage as God intended - a life-saving, hope-inspiring, and transforming force of God's love.

For more resources from Aaron and Jennifer Smith, visit MarriageAfterGod.com, and find their podcast by searching "Marriage After God" wherever you get your podcasts.

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Jul 26, 2019
5 Hurtful Phrases to Remove from Your Marriage Vocabulary
0:57:57

It’s impossible to define everything everyone should or shouldn’t say in every situation. However, there are some phrases that are usually unhelpful for marriage. Join us as we explore each one!

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Jul 23, 2019
5 Hurtful Phrases to Remove from Your Marriage Vocabulary
0:57:57

It’s impossible to define everything everyone should or shouldn’t say in every situation. However, there are some phrases that are usually unhelpful for marriage. Join us as we explore each one!

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Jul 23, 2019
5 Hurtful Phrases to Remove from Your Marriage Vocabulary
0:57:57

It’s impossible to define everything everyone should or shouldn’t say in every situation. However, there are some phrases that are usually unhelpful for marriage. Join us as we explore each one!

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Jul 23, 2019
Your Habits and the Health of Your Marriage
0:56:05

Habits are behaviors that form your character, life, and experience over time. Often times, our habits are our default behaviors... but we're called to cultivate "the ground" (soil) of our lives, which means the healthiest habits won't happen without our effort. What could developing healthier habits mean for your marriage? They could change everything. Listen for more!

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Jul 16, 2019
Your Habits and the Health of Your Marriage
0:56:05

Habits are behaviors that form your character, life, and experience over time. Often times, our habits are our default behaviors... but we're called to cultivate "the ground" (soil) of our lives, which means the healthiest habits won't happen without our effort. What could developing healthier habits mean for your marriage? They could change everything. Listen for more!

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Jul 16, 2019
Your Habits and the Health of Your Marriage
0:56:05

Habits are behaviors that form your character, life, and experience over time. Often times, our habits are the result of

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Jul 16, 2019
Biblical Stewardship... and Marriage? (Dr. Scott and Linda Rodin)
0:48:37

Dr. Scott and Linda Rodin have had an incredible impact on our marriage, albeit from afar. In their 40 years of marriage, they've raised babies, built remarkable careers, and embarked on countless adventures. In our talk, we discussed what it means to be "a steward of your spouse's heart" and much more! Dr. Scott Rodin is a speaker and author focusing on Biblical Stewardship, and he also holds Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Systematic Theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

We hope this episode blesses you and helps your marriage!

More resources from Scott Rodin visit TheStewardsJourney.com, and to read his books, visit KingdomLifePublishing.com

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Jul 11, 2019
Biblical Stewardship... and Marriage? (Dr. Scott and Linda Rodin)
0:48:37

Dr. Scott and Linda Rodin have had an incredible impact on our marriage, albeit from afar. In their 40 years of marriage, they've raised babies, built remarkable careers, and embarked on countless adventures. In our talk, we discussed what it means to be "a steward of your spouse's heart" and much more! Dr. Scott Rodin is a speaker and author focusing on Biblical Stewardship, and he also holds Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Systematic Theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

We hope this episode blesses you and helps your marriage!

More resources from Scott Rodin visit TheStewardsJourney.com, and to read his books, visit KingdomLifePublishing.com

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Jul 11, 2019
Biblical Stewardship... and Marriage? (Dr. Scott and Linda Rodin)
0:48:37

Dr. Scott and Linda Rodin have had an incredible impact on our marriage, albeit from afar. In their 40 years of marriage, they've raised babies, built remarkable careers, and embarked on countless adventures. In our talk, we discussed what it means to be "a steward of your spouse's heart" and much more! Dr. Scott Rodin is a speaker and author focusing on Biblical Stewardship, and he also holds Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Systematic Theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

We hope this episode blesses you and helps your marriage!

More resources from Scott Rodin visit TheStewardsJourney.com, and to read his books, visit KingdomLifePublishing.com

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Jul 11, 2019
Family Worship
0:57:04

Few ideas have changed the culture of our family as much as Family Worship. In this episode, we discussed where the idea of Family Worship comes from (biblically, historically) and talked about practical ways to implement it in your household. Enjoy!

Here's the book we mentioned: Family Worship, by Donald S. Whitney. By it here ($7.99)

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Jul 09, 2019
Family Worship
0:57:04

Few ideas have changed the culture of our family as much as Family Worship. In this episode, we discussed where the idea of Family Worship comes from (biblically, historically) and talked about practical ways to implement it in your household. Enjoy!

Here's the book we mentioned: Family Worship, by Donald S. Whitney. By it here ($7.99)

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Jul 09, 2019
Family Worship
0:57:04

Few ideas have changed the culture of our family as much as Family Worship. In this episode, we discussed where the idea of Family Worship comes from (biblically, historically) and talked about practical ways to implement it in your household. Enjoy!

Here's the book we mentioned: Family Worship, by Donald S. Whitney. By it here ($7.99)

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Jul 09, 2019
Is Your Marriage the "Good Soil"?
0:58:59

It's easy to grow hardened toward each other in marriage. It's also far too easy to be distracted or shallow when it comes to growing in the ways that matter most. Jesus calls our hearts soil, so how can we mindfully cultivate the soil of our hearts in a way that allows the Gospel to bear maximum fruit in our lives? In today's episode, we discussed the Parable of the Sower and how, as married people, we can fight together to build fruit-bearing marriages.

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Jul 02, 2019
Is Your Marriage the "Good Soil"?
0:58:59

It's easy to grow hardened toward each other in marriage. It's also far too easy to be distracted or shallow when it comes to growing in the ways that matter most. Jesus calls our hearts soil, so how can we mindfully cultivate the soil of our hearts in a way that allows the Gospel to bear maximum fruit in our lives? In today's episode, we discussed the Parable of the Sower and how, as married people, we can fight together to build fruit-bearing marriages.

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Jul 02, 2019
Is Your Marriage the "Good Soil"?
0:58:59

It's easy to grow hardened toward each other in marriage. It's also far too easy to be distracted or shallow when it comes to growing in the ways that matter most. Jesus calls our hearts soil, so how can we mindfully cultivate the soil of our hearts in a way that allows the Gospel to bear maximum fruit in our lives? In today's episode, we discussed the Parable of the Sower and how, as married people, we can fight together to build fruit-bearing marriages.

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Jul 02, 2019
Control, Surrender, Your Marriage, and You
0:57:59

The desire to control outcomes and realities is at the root of all marital discord. Why? Because at its root the desire to control that which is out of our control is rooted in a distrust of God. If our spouse is disengaged, we want to nag so he or she will re-engage. When our finances aren't where we want them to be, we work and spend too much in hopes of regaining control. The list goes on. When we feel like our present reality is at odds with our ideal situation, we are faced with a choice: either we try to change the situation ourselves, we lose hope, or we trust God's goodness and sovereignty. Which one do you think is wisest?

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Jun 25, 2019
Control, Surrender, Your Marriage, and You
0:57:59

The desire to control outcomes and realities is at the root of all marital discord. Why? Because at its root the desire to control that which is out of our control is rooted in a distrust of God. If our spouse is disengaged, we want to nag so he or she will re-engage. When our finances aren't where we want them to be, we work and spend too much in hopes of regaining control. The list goes on. When we feel like our present reality is at odds with our ideal situation, we are faced with a choice: either we try to change the situation ourselves, we lose hope, or we trust God's goodness and sovereignty. Which one do you think is wisest?

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Jun 25, 2019
Control, Surrender, Your Marriage, and You
0:57:59

The desire to control outcomes and realities is at the root of all marital discord. Why? Because at its root the desire to control that which is out of our control is rooted in a distrust of God. If our spouse is disengaged, we want to nag so he or she will re-engage. When our finances aren't where we want them to be, we work and spend too much in hopes of regaining control. The list goes on. When we feel like our present reality is at odds with our ideal situation, we are faced with a choice: either we try to change the situation ourselves, we lose hope, or we trust God's goodness and sovereignty. Which one do you think is wisest?

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Jun 25, 2019
An Ethic of Protecting Your Family, Marriage, and Home (The Lovells)
0:49:25

The Lovells are fighters for truth and protectors of people. John Lovell is the founder of the Warrior Poet Society — a values-based community dedicated to physical protection, the pursuit of truth, and living for higher purpose. John is a war veteran and a former member of Special Operations, having served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion with numerous combat tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan. His overseas experience also includes having served as a Christian missionary to Central America. John describes himself as a ‘family-man’, and fills his time with faith, family, fun, and study. To learn more, visit WarriorPoetSociety.us

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Jun 20, 2019
An Ethic of Protecting Your Family, Marriage, and Home (The Lovells)
0:49:25

The Lovells are fighters for truth and protectors of people. John Lovell is the founder of the Warrior Poet Society — a values-based community dedicated to physical protection, the pursuit of truth, and living for higher purpose. John is a war veteran and a former member of Special Operations, having served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion with numerous combat tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan. His overseas experience also includes having served as a Christian missionary to Central America. John describes himself as a ‘family-man’, and fills his time with faith, family, fun, and study. To learn more, visit WarriorPoetSociety.us

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Jun 20, 2019
An Ethic of Protecting Your Family, Marriage, and Home (The Lovells)
0:49:25

The Lovells are fighters for truth and protectors of people. John Lovell is the founder of the Warrior Poet Society — a values-based community dedicated to physical protection, the pursuit of truth, and living for higher purpose. John is a war veteran and a former member of Special Operations, having served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion with numerous combat tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan. His overseas experience also includes having served as a Christian missionary to Central America. John describes himself as a ‘family-man’, and fills his time with faith, family, fun, and study. To learn more, visit WarriorPoetSociety.us

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Jun 20, 2019
Crushing Comparison
0:54:46

It seems natural to compare ourselves to others. As humans, we compare appearances, careers, marriages, and even spouses. Society encourages it. The chief problem of comparisons is that they’re usually based on romanticized half-truths. Most often when we compare, we base expectations of ourselves on standards that aren’t accurate – they’re perceived.

Comparisons stifle progress; only truth in light of the gospel causes real growth.

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Jun 18, 2019
Crushing Comparison
0:54:46

It seems natural to compare ourselves to others. As humans, we compare appearances, careers, marriages, and even spouses. Society encourages it. The chief problem of comparisons is that they’re usually based on romanticized half-truths. Most often when we compare, we base expectations of ourselves on standards that aren’t accurate – they’re perceived.

Comparisons stifle progress; only truth in light of the gospel causes real growth.

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Jun 18, 2019
Crushing Comparison
0:54:46

It seems natural to compare ourselves to others. As humans, we compare appearances, careers, marriages, and even spouses. Society encourages it. The chief problem of comparisons is that they’re usually based on romanticized half-truths. Most often when we compare, we base expectations of ourselves on standards that aren’t accurate – they’re perceived.

Comparisons stifle progress; only truth in light of the gospel causes real growth.

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Jun 18, 2019
Battling Discouragement in Life and Marriage
0:53:57

Looking inward is just about the worst way to handle ongoing discouragement in life and marriage. Instead, we must look to Christ and God's Word to realign our downcast hearts with the promises afforded us in the Gospel. As a married couple, you can also help each other by reminding one another about the never-fading goodness in Christ. We hope this episode encourages you, especially if you feel discouraged.

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Jun 11, 2019
Battling Discouragement in Life and Marriage
0:53:57

Looking inward is just about the worst way to handle ongoing discouragement in life and marriage. Instead, we must look to Christ and God's Word to realign our downcast hearts with the promises afforded us in the Gospel. As a married couple, you can also help each other by reminding one another about the never-fading goodness in Christ. We hope this episode encourages you, especially if you feel discouraged.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Jun 11, 2019
Battling Discouragement in Life and Marriage
0:53:57

Looking inward is just about the worst way to handle ongoing discouragement in life and marriage. Instead, we must look to Christ and God's Word to realign our downcast hearts with the promises afforded us in the Gospel. As a married couple, you can also help each other by reminding one another about the never-fading goodness in Christ. We hope this episode encourages you, especially if you feel discouraged.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Jun 11, 2019
Out of the Dust (Chris and Stephanie Teague)
1:02:00

Chris and Stephanie lived the ideal romantic story. They were highschool sweethearts, they loved each other, and they shared a love and devotion for God. Everything changed when Chris lost his faith, left Stephanie, and filed for divorce. They thought they had reached the end of their story, but God had other plans.

To learn more about Chris and Stephanie and Out of the Dust, visit outofthedustmusic.com. If their story has encouraged or helped you, you can support them by buying their album on iTunes or on their website (all info can be found on their website).

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Jun 06, 2019
Out of the Dust (Chris and Stephanie Teague)
1:02:00

Chris and Stephanie lived the ideal romantic story. They were highschool sweethearts, they loved each other, and they shared a love and devotion for God. Everything changed when Chris lost his faith, left Stephanie, and filed for divorce. They thought they had reached the end of their story, but God had other plans.

To learn more about Chris and Stephanie and Out of the Dust, visit outofthedustmusic.com. If their story has encouraged or helped you, you can support them by buying their album on iTunes or on their website (all info can be found on their website).

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Jun 06, 2019
Out of the Dust (Chris and Stephanie Teague)
1:02:00

Chris and Stephanie lived the ideal romantic story. They were highschool sweethearts, they loved each other, and they shared a love and devotion for God. Everything changed when Chris lost his faith, left Stephanie, and filed for divorce. They thought they had reached the end of their story, but God had other plans.

To learn more about Chris and Stephanie and Out of the Dust, visit outofthedustmusic.com. If their story has encouraged or helped you, you can support them by buying their album on iTunes or on their website (all info can be found on their website).

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! This helps pay for hardware, editing, and for (lots and lots of) coffee! Visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage.

Jun 06, 2019
Enduring Friendship, Enduring Marriage
0:58:15

Your friendship is one of the pillars of your marriage. But could it be that our view of friendship (in modern culture) could be having negative effects on our view of the marital covenant? In this week's episode, we discuss what the Bible teaches and shows us about marriage and contrast what we learn against the prevalent view in culture today. We enjoyed it, and we hope you do too!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Jun 04, 2019
Enduring Friendship, Enduring Marriage
0:58:15

Your friendship is one of the pillars of your marriage. But could it be that our view of friendship (in modern culture) could be having negative effects on our view of the marital covenant? In this week's episode, we discuss what the Bible teaches and shows us about marriage and contrast what we learn against the prevalent view in culture today. We enjoyed it, and we hope you do too!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Jun 04, 2019
Enduring Friendship, Enduring Marriage
0:58:15

Your friendship is one of the pillars of your marriage. But could it be that our view of friendship (in modern culture) could be having negative effects on our view of the marital covenant? In this week's episode, we discuss what the Bible teaches and shows us about marriage and contrast what we learn against the prevalent view in culture today. We enjoyed it, and we hope you do too!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

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Jun 04, 2019
Are Your Words Off-Limits, Unhelpful, or Wise?
0:54:37

When creating communication ground rules, we recommend using three categories for what you say and how you say it: off-limits, unhelpful and unproductive, and wise. Listen in as we explore each category!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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May 28, 2019
Are Your Words Off-Limits, Unhelpful, or Wise?
0:54:37

When creating communication ground rules, we recommend using three categories for what you say and how you say it: off-limits, unhelpful and unproductive, and wise. Listen in as we explore each category!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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May 28, 2019
Are Your Words Off-Limits, Unhelpful, or Wise?
0:54:37

When creating communication ground rules, we recommend using three categories for what you say and how you say it: off-limits, unhelpful and unproductive, and wise. Listen in as we explore each category!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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May 28, 2019
Abortion, Birth Control, IVF, and Babies (Adam and Chelsea Griffin)
0:57:53

Adam and Chelsea Griffin are a force for life. Adam is a pastor and podcaster in the Dallas area and Chelsea is a Labor & Delivery nurse. Today we talked about all things "life", especially in terms of abortion, birth control, IVF, and God's desire for children in the family. Today's conversation was helpful and counter-cultural. Thanks for listening!

Topics covered:

  • A Christian perspective of when life begins
  • Contraceptives (and abortifacient drugs)
  • Grace in Christ for those who unknowingly took abortifacient contraceptives
  • How many kids should a couple have? i.e. Should we claim significant control over the number of kids we raise?
  • How should the reality that "God opens and closes the womb" affect family planning?

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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May 23, 2019
Abortion, Birth Control, IVF, and Babies (Adam and Chelsea Griffin)
0:57:53

Adam and Chelsea Griffin are a force for life. Adam is a pastor and podcaster in the Dallas area and Chelsea is a Labor & Delivery nurse. Today we talked about all things "life", especially in terms of abortion, birth control, IVF, and God's desire for children in the family. Today's conversation was helpful and counter-cultural. Thanks for listening!

Topics covered:

  • A Christian perspective of when life begins
  • Contraceptives (and abortifacient drugs)
  • Grace in Christ for those who unknowingly took abortifacient contraceptives
  • How many kids should a couple have? i.e. Should we claim significant control over the number of kids we raise?
  • How should the reality that "God opens and closes the womb" affect family planning?

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage.

May 23, 2019
Abortion, Birth Control, IVF, and Babies (Adam and Chelsea Griffin)
0:57:53

Adam and Chelsea Griffin are a force for life. Adam is a pastor and podcaster in the Dallas area and Chelsea is a Labor & Delivery nurse. Today we talked about all things "life", especially in terms of abortion, birth control, IVF, and God's desire for children in the family. Today's conversation was helpful and counter-cultural. Thanks for listening!

Topics covered:

  • A Christian perspective of when life begins
  • Contraceptives (and abortifacient drugs)
  • Grace in Christ for those who unknowingly took abortifacient contraceptives
  • How many kids should a couple have? i.e. Should we claim significant control over the number of kids we raise?
  • How should the reality that "God opens and closes the womb" affect family planning?

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage.

May 23, 2019
3 Ground Rules for Honest Conversations
0:59:03

Honesty in marriage starts with being honest with ourselves. To do that, we need not be "true to ourselves" but rather, we should focus on being true to God and his Word. In today's episode, we discussed how we can be "true to God's Word" and therefore, more honest with ourselves. Then from there, we covered three ground rules for honest conversations: never lie, always love, and take action. We hope it blesses you!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage.

May 21, 2019
3 Ground Rules for Honest Conversations
0:59:03

Honesty in marriage starts with being honest with ourselves. To do that, we need not be "true to ourselves" but rather, we should focus on being true to God and his Word. In today's episode, we discussed how we can be "true to God's Word" and therefore, more honest with ourselves. Then from there, we covered three ground rules for honest conversations: never lie, always love, and take action. We hope it blesses you!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage.

May 21, 2019
3 Ground Rules for Honest Conversations
0:59:03

Honesty in marriage starts with being honest with ourselves. To do that, we need not be "true to ourselves" but rather, we should focus on being true to God and his Word. In today's episode, we discussed how we can be "true to God's Word" and therefore, more honest with ourselves. Then from there, we covered three ground rules for honest conversations: never lie, always love, and take action. We hope it blesses you!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage.

May 21, 2019
Burn the Ships!
0:54:21

Marriage is designed to be a covenantal relationship that far exceeds any other relational construct. It's immensely important and incredibly beautiful as God designed it. In this episode we talked about the bigness and depth of what it means to live in a covenantal marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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May 14, 2019
Burn the Ships!
0:54:21

Marriage is designed to be a covenantal relationship that far exceeds any other relational construct. It's immensely important and incredibly beautiful as God designed it. In this episode we talked about the bigness and depth of what it means to live in a covenantal marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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May 14, 2019
Burn the Ships!
0:54:21

Marriage is designed to be a covenantal relationship that far exceeds any other relational construct. It's immensely important and incredibly beautiful as God designed it. In this episode we talked about the bigness and depth of what it means to live in a covenantal marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage.

May 14, 2019
Becoming a "Family Team" (Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke)
1:01:24

Family is the first and most important institution created by God, yet we often live by default instead of by design. In today's episode, we spoke with Jeff and Alyssa Bethke about their passion for Family Teams, what that term means, and how to celebrate the importance of being a family through rhythms of rest and celebration.

For more incredible resources from the Bethkes, go to FamilyTeams.com/get-started!

We talked about:

  1. Families on mission vs. family AS mission
  2. Seeking unity around important things
  3. How to be a family that "sends" each other out on mission
  4. Taking time each year to plan AND reflect on the past
  5. The art of the Sabbath, and why it should be the best day of your week
  6. So much more...

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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May 09, 2019
Becoming a "Family Team" (Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke)
1:01:24

Family is the first and most important institution created by God, yet we often live by default instead of by design. In today's episode, we spoke with Jeff and Alyssa Bethke about their passion for Family Teams, what that term means, and how to celebrate the importance of being a family through rhythms of rest and celebration.

For more incredible resources from the Bethkes, go to FamilyTeams.com/get-started!

We talked about:

  1. Families on mission vs. family AS mission
  2. Seeking unity around important things
  3. How to be a family that "sends" each other out on mission
  4. Taking time each year to plan AND reflect on the past
  5. The art of the Sabbath, and why it should be the best day of your week
  6. So much more...

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

May 09, 2019
Becoming a "Family Team" (Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke)
1:01:24

Family is the first and most important institution created by God, yet we often live by default instead of by design. In today's episode, we spoke with Jeff and Alyssa Bethke about their passion for Family Teams, what that term means, and how to celebrate the importance of being a family through rhythms of rest and celebration.

For more incredible resources from the Bethkes, go to FamilyTeams.com/get-started!

We talked about:

  1. Families on mission vs. family AS mission
  2. Seeking unity around important things
  3. How to be a family that "sends" each other out on mission
  4. Taking time each year to plan AND reflect on the past
  5. The art of the Sabbath, and why it should be the best day of your week
  6. So much more...

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

May 09, 2019
Pornography (Part 2: The Path to Purity)
0:58:43

This is the second part of a two-part series aimed at helping couples start conversations around pornography and a pathway to freedom from addiction. In today's episode we shared our personal story of struggling with pornography and discussed ways to find freedom from addiction and healing throughout the process.

Resources:

  1. TOP Recommendation: Sex Addiction Recovery: Pure Desire (find a group near you)
  2. Pornography (Part 1: The Problem) (Part 1 of this 2 part series)
  3. Accountability questions: Get them here
  4. The Spectrum of Sex (past episode: for establishing healthy expectations around your sex life)
  5. MarriageHelp.org (Find a group near you)
  6. CelebrateRecovery.com (Find a group near you)

Resources Recommended by Listeners:

Note, these haven't been vetted by us or verified as theologically solid. That's not to say that they aren't, it's just to say please proceed with the Bible as your ultimate guide.

  1. L.I.F.E recovery guide and groups
  2. Brainbuddy app (not Christian, but seems to be biblically motivated)
  3. Echo prayer app (not pornography related but helps us be intentional in prayer daily)
  4. Pure Desire book
  5. Fight The New Drug website
  6. Ransomed Heart Ministries
  7. Restoring the Foundations Biblical healing.
  8. Podcast: "Porn Free Radio"
  9. Podcast: "The Grizz"

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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May 07, 2019
Pornography (Part 2: The Path to Purity)
0:58:43

This is the second part of a two-part series aimed at helping couples start conversations around pornography and a pathway to freedom from addiction. In today's episode we shared our personal story of struggling with pornography and discussed ways to find freedom from addiction and healing throughout the process.

Resources:

  1. TOP Recommendation: Sex Addiction Recovery: Pure Desire (find a group near you)
  2. Pornography (Part 1: The Problem) (Part 1 of this 2 part series)
  3. Accountability questions: Get them here
  4. The Spectrum of Sex (past episode: for establishing healthy expectations around your sex life)
  5. MarriageHelp.org (Find a group near you)
  6. CelebrateRecovery.com (Find a group near you)

Resources Recommended by Listeners:

Note, these haven't been vetted by us or verified as theologically solid. That's not to say that they aren't, it's just to say please proceed with the Bible as your ultimate guide.

  1. L.I.F.E recovery guide and groups
  2. Brainbuddy app (not Christian, but seems to be biblically motivated)
  3. Echo prayer app (not pornography related but helps us be intentional in prayer daily)
  4. Pure Desire book
  5. Fight The New Drug website
  6. Ransomed Heart Ministries
  7. Restoring the Foundations Biblical healing.
  8. Podcast: "Porn Free Radio"
  9. Podcast: "The Grizz"

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

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May 07, 2019
Pornography (Part 2: The Path to Purity)
0:58:43

This is the second part of a two-part series aimed at helping couples start conversations around pornography and a pathway to freedom from addiction. In today's episode we shared our personal story of struggling with pornography and discussed ways to find freedom from addiction and healing throughout the process.

Resources:

  1. TOP Recommendation: Sex Addiction Recovery: Pure Desire (find a group near you)
  2. Pornography (Part 1: The Problem) (Part 1 of this 2 part series)
  3. Accountability questions: Get them here
  4. The Spectrum of Sex (past episode: for establishing healthy expectations around your sex life)
  5. MarriageHelp.org (Find a group near you)
  6. CelebrateRecovery.com (Find a group near you)

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage.

May 07, 2019
Pornography (Part 1: The Problem)
0:54:45

This is the first part of a two-part series aimed at helping couples start conversations around pornography and a pathway to freedom from addiction. In today's episode we looked at the epidemic of pornography and its harmful effects to the individual, the family, and society.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage.

Apr 30, 2019
Pornography (Part 1: The Problem)
0:54:45

This is the first part of a two-part series aimed at helping couples start conversations around pornography and a pathway to freedom from addiction. In today's episode we looked at the epidemic of pornography and its harmful effects to the individual, the family, and society.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage.

Apr 30, 2019
Pornography (Part 1: The Problem)
0:54:45

This is the first part of a two-part series aimed at helping couples start conversations around pornography and a pathway to freedom from addiction. In today's episode we looked at the epidemic of pornography and its harmful effects to the individual, the family, and society.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage.

Apr 30, 2019
Healing from Past Trauma, the Gospel, and Love (Preston and Jackie Hill Perry)
0:51:08

Today we had special guests Preston and Jackie Hill Perry on the show! Both Preston and Jackie are prolific voices for Jesus in modern culture through teaching, spoken word performances, poetry, and music.

Jackie's book, Gay Girl Good God is available on Amazon.com or wherever books are sold.

Connect with the Perrys on social media, YouTube, or at JackieHillPerry.com.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Preston and Jackie's story
  • How does the gospel affect how we deal with our pasts?
  • Managing busy lives and maintaining margin
  • How to deal with past trauma in a healthy way
  • How to view sex in a healthy way
  • Given that you're both gifted wordsmiths, how do the Perrys fight?
  • How can we love the LGBTQ community well?
Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Apr 25, 2019
Healing from Past Trauma, the Gospel, and Love (Preston and Jackie Hill Perry)
0:51:08

Today we had special guests Preston and Jackie Hill Perry on the show! Both Preston and Jackie are prolific voices for Jesus in modern culture through teaching, spoken word performances, poetry, and music.

Jackie's book, Gay Girl Good God is available on Amazon.com or wherever books are sold.

Connect with the Perrys on social media, YouTube, or at JackieHillPerry.com.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Preston and Jackie's story
  • How does the gospel affect how we deal with our pasts?
  • Managing busy lives and maintaining margin
  • How to deal with past trauma in a healthy way
  • How to view sex in a healthy way
  • Given that you're both gifted wordsmiths, how do the Perrys fight?
  • How can we love the LGBTQ community well?
Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Apr 25, 2019
Healing from Past Trauma, the Gospel, and Love (Preston and Jackie Hill Perry)
0:51:08

Today we had special guests Preston and Jackie Hill Perry on the show! Both Preston and Jackie are prolific voices for Jesus in modern culture through teaching, spoken word performances, poetry, and music.

Jackie's book, Gay Girl Good God is available on Amazon.com or wherever books are sold.

Connect with the Perrys on social media, YouTube, or at JackieHillPerry.com.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Preston and Jackie's story
  • How does the gospel affect how we deal with our pasts?
  • Managing busy lives and maintaining margin
  • How to deal with past trauma in a healthy way
  • How to view sex in a healthy way
  • Given that you're both gifted wordsmiths, how do the Perrys fight?
  • How can we love the LGBTQ community well?
Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Apr 25, 2019
Q&A #4: Gender Roles in Marriage, Healing After Betrayal, Preparing for Marriage, and More
0:59:09

You asked, we discussed! Listen in as we tackled your most pressing questions about gender roles in marriage, healing after betrayal, and more.

Show Notes

We mentioned a TON of resources in this episode, they're listed below.

Misc. Resources

  1. Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
  2. Our devotional bundles for growing in your marriage: 40-Day Prayer Journey, 31-Day Pursuit Challenge

Newlyweds

  1. Past Episode: Navigating the Early Years of Marriage (Jeremy and Audrey Roloff)
  2. Qapital App, for saving money intentionally (get $20 for signing up with our link, limited time only)
  3. A Mingling of Souls by Matt and Lauren Chandler
  4. Fierce Marriage by Ryan and Selena Frederick
Priorities and Staying Connected
  1. Download Family Vision worksheet
  2. 5 Habits of a Healthy Marriage, FREE eBook
Accountability Questions
  1. Get them here

Gender Roles in Marriage

  1. A Beautiful Design, a sermon series of the Village Church
  2. Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles by Kathy Keller
  3. What Are Biblical Roles for Husbands and Wives?”, The Gospel Coalition, brief video

Healing After Betrayal

  1. Dave and Ashley Willis Episode
  2. Out of the Dust (Chris and Stephanie Teague)
  3. RefineUs.org (Justin and Trisha Davis)
  4. Sex Addiction Recovery: Pure Desire
  5. MarriageHelp.org (Find a group near you)
Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Apr 23, 2019
Q&A #4: Gender Roles in Marriage, Healing After Betrayal, Preparing for Marriage, and More
0:59:09

You asked, we discussed! Listen in as we tackled your most pressing questions about gender roles in marriage, healing after betrayal, and more.

Show Notes

We mentioned a TON of resources in this episode, they're listed below.

Misc. Resources

  1. Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
  2. Our devotional bundles for growing in your marriage: 40-Day Prayer Journey, 31-Day Pursuit Challenge

Newlyweds

  1. Past Episode: Navigating the Early Years of Marriage (Jeremy and Audrey Roloff)
  2. Qapital App, for saving money intentionally (get $20 for signing up with our link, limited time only)
  3. A Mingling of Souls by Matt and Lauren Chandler
  4. Fierce Marriage by Ryan and Selena Frederick
Priorities and Staying Connected
  1. Download Family Vision worksheet
  2. 5 Habits of a Healthy Marriage, FREE eBook
Accountability Questions
  1. Get them here

Gender Roles in Marriage

  1. A Beautiful Design, a sermon series of the Village Church
  2. Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles by Kathy Keller
  3. What Are Biblical Roles for Husbands and Wives?”, The Gospel Coalition, brief video

Healing After Betrayal

  1. Dave and Ashley Willis Episode
  2. Out of the Dust (Chris and Stephanie Teague)
  3. RefineUs.org (Justin and Trisha Davis)
  4. Sex Addiction Recovery: Pure Desire
  5. MarriageHelp.org (Find a group near you)
Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Apr 23, 2019
Q&A #4: Gender Roles in Marriage, Healing After Betrayal, Preparing for Marriage, and More
0:59:09

You asked, we discussed! Listen in as we tackled your most pressing questions about gender roles in marriage, healing after betrayal, and more.

Show Notes

We mentioned a TON of resources in this episode, they're listed below.

Misc. Resources

  1. Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
  2. Our devotional bundles for growing in your marriage: 40-Day Prayer Journey, 31-Day Pursuit Challenge

Newlyweds

  1. Past Episode: Navigating the Early Years of Marriage (Jeremy and Audrey Roloff)
  2. Qapital App, for saving money intentionally (get $20 for signing up with our link, limited time only)
  3. A Mingling of Souls by Matt and Lauren Chandler
  4. Fierce Marriage by Ryan and Selena Frederick
Priorities and Staying Connected
  1. Download Family Vision worksheet
  2. 5 Habits of a Healthy Marriage, FREE eBook
Accountability Questions
  1. Get them here

Gender Roles in Marriage

  1. A Beautiful Design, a sermon series of the Village Church
  2. Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles by Kathy Keller
  3. What Are Biblical Roles for Husbands and Wives?”, The Gospel Coalition, brief video

Healing After Betrayal

  1. Dave and Ashley Willis Episode
  2. Out of the Dust (Chris and Stephanie Teague)
  3. RefineUs.org (Justin and Trisha Davis)
  4. Sex Addiction Recovery: Pure Desire
  5. MarriageHelp.org (Find a group near you)
Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Apr 23, 2019
The Hearts and Feelings of Women
0:55:46

Emotions are important, but they're not ultimate. Feelings are just feelings, and they shouldn't determine or change important parts of life, correct? In this episode, we talked about the hearts and feelings of women, in a candid discussion about emotions and their role in life, faith, and family.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Apr 16, 2019
The Hearts and Feelings of Women
0:55:46

Emotions are important, but they're not ultimate. Feelings are just feelings, and they shouldn't determine or change important parts of life, correct? In this episode, we talked about the hearts and feelings of women, in a candid discussion about emotions and their role in life, faith, and family.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Apr 16, 2019
The Hearts and Feelings of Women
0:55:46

Emotions are important, but they're not ultimate. Feelings are just feelings, and they shouldn't determine or change important parts of life, correct? In this episode, we talked about the hearts and feelings of women, in a candid discussion about emotions and their role in life, faith, and family.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Apr 16, 2019
Navigating the Early Years of Marriage (Jeremy and Audrey Roloff)
0:42:25

Jeremy and Audrey met under during a very unique situation. More than 2.3 million people watched as Jeremy and Audrey Roloff shared their vows and committed their lives to each other on TLC's hit show Little People, Big World.

Listen in as we talked with them about their first five years of marriage and how they learned that true love is something you choose to live out each day through your actions, decisions, and sacrifices.

More resources from Jeremy and Audrey!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Apr 11, 2019
Navigating the Early Years of Marriage (Jeremy and Audrey Roloff)
0:42:25

Jeremy and Audrey met under during a very unique situation. More than 2.3 million people watched as Jeremy and Audrey Roloff shared their vows and committed their lives to each other on TLC's hit show Little People, Big World.

Listen in as we talked with them about their first five years of marriage and how they learned that true love is something you choose to live out each day through your actions, decisions, and sacrifices.

More resources from Jeremy and Audrey!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Apr 11, 2019
Navigating the Early Years of Marriage (Jeremy and Audrey Roloff)
0:42:25

Jeremy and Audrey met under during a very unique situation. More than 2.3 million people watched as Jeremy and Audrey Roloff shared their vows and committed their lives to each other on TLC's hit show Little People, Big World.

Listen in as we talked with them about their first five years of marriage and how they learned that true love is something you choose to live out each day through your actions, decisions, and sacrifices.

More resources from Jeremy and Audrey!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Apr 11, 2019
The Hearts and Feelings of Men
0:56:47

One of the biggest problems faced by modern men (and their wives) is the numbing and inoculation against feeling true emotions. For some, even when they do feel clearly, it's equally as challenging to articulating those feeling in a healthy way.

In this episode, we talked about the hearts and feelings of men, how wives can help their husbands process them. We ended the episode calling men to feel deeply about things that truly matter. Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Apr 09, 2019
The Hearts and Feelings of Men
0:56:47

One of the biggest problems faced by modern men (and their wives) is the numbing and inoculation against feeling true emotions. For some, even when they do feel clearly, it's equally as challenging to articulating those feeling in a healthy way.

In this episode, we talked about the hearts and feelings of men, how wives can help their husbands process them. We ended the episode calling men to feel deeply about things that truly matter. Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Apr 09, 2019
The Hearts and Feelings of Men
0:56:47

One of the biggest problems faced by modern men (and their wives) is the numbing and inoculation against feeling true emotions. For some, even when they do feel clearly, it's equally as challenging to articulating those feeling in a healthy way.

In this episode, we talked about the hearts and feelings of men, how wives can help their husbands process them. We ended the episode calling men to feel deeply about things that truly matter. Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Apr 09, 2019
Accountability in Marriage (What it Is and What it Isn't)
0:56:53

Accountability in marriage is so much more than asking if and how you've sinned in the past week. It's about spouses embracing their role in each others' tangible walk with Christ. In this weeks episode, we talked about what accountability isn't, what it is, and how to ask questions that get to the heart of the matter.

Mentioned: Get the accountability questions

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Apr 02, 2019
Accountability in Marriage (What it Is and What it Isn't)
0:56:53

Accountability in marriage is so much more than asking if and how you've sinned in the past week. It's about spouses embracing their role in each others' tangible walk with Christ. In this weeks episode, we talked about what accountability isn't, what it is, and how to ask questions that get to the heart of the matter.

Mentioned: Get the accountability questions

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

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Apr 02, 2019
Accountability in Marriage (What it Is and What it Isn't)
0:56:53

Accountability in marriage is so much more than asking if and how you've sinned in the past week. It's about spouses embracing their role in each others' tangible walk with Christ. In this weeks episode, we talked about what accountability isn't, what it is, and how to ask questions that get to the heart of the matter.

Mentioned: Get the accountability questions

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Apr 02, 2019
Building an Emotionally Safe Marriage (Dr. Josh and Christi Straub)
0:49:59

Josh and Christi are the real deal. Highly educated, faith-filled, and articulate communicators. In today's special interview episode, we talked about what it takes to have an emotionally safe marriage. We discussed the "fight, flight, or freeze" response to trauma in your marriage, as well as our tendency to gloss over or forget to utilize 'emotion language' as couples.

We enjoyed our conversation, and we trust that will too!

More resources from Josh and Christi Straub:

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Mar 28, 2019
Building an Emotionally Safe Marriage (Dr. Josh and Christi Straub)
0:49:59

Josh and Christi are the real deal. Highly educated, faith-filled, and articulate communicators. In today's special interview episode, we talked about what it takes to have an emotionally safe marriage. We discussed the "fight, flight, or freeze" response to trauma in your marriage, as well as our tendency to gloss over or forget to utilize 'emotion language' as couples.

We enjoyed our conversation, and we trust that will too!

More resources from Josh and Christi Straub:

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

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Mar 28, 2019
Building an Emotionally Safe Marriage (Dr. Josh and Christi Straub)
0:49:59

Josh and Christi are the real deal. Highly educated, faith-filled, and articulate communicators. In today's special interview episode, we talked about what it takes to have an emotionally safe marriage. We discussed the "fight, flight, or freeze" response to trauma in your marriage, as well as our tendency to gloss over or forget to utilize 'emotion language' as couples.

We enjoyed our conversation, and we trust that will too!

More resources from Josh and Christi Straub:

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Mar 28, 2019
Uprooting Bitterness In Your Marriage
0:51:04

Seeds and roots of bitterness start subtly. However, we must be aware and wise to identify them and uproot them before they get out of control. In this episode, we talked about the true root of bitterness (it may not be what you think) and how standing in awe of God is the only true way to uproot it.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Mar 26, 2019
Uprooting Bitterness In Your Marriage
0:51:04

Seeds and roots of bitterness start subtly. However, we must be aware and wise to identify them and uproot them before they get out of control. In this episode, we talked about the true root of bitterness (it may not be what you think) and how standing in awe of God is the only true way to uproot it.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Mar 26, 2019
Uprooting Bitterness In Your Marriage
0:51:04

Seeds and roots of bitterness start subtly. However, we must be aware and wise to identify them and uproot them before they get out of control. In this episode, we talked about the true root of bitterness (it may not be what you think) and how standing in awe of God is the only true way to uproot it.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

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Mar 26, 2019
Common Lies We Believe About Marriage (and Truths to Dispel Them)
0:54:56

Sometimes the reasons marriage is challenging is because of a lie we're believing on some level. For example, we sometimes believe it's our primary job to change one another. In other cases, we wonder if we married the wrong person, or we expect our spouse to "complete" us.

In this episode, we discussed common lies we believe in marriage and talked about how to dispel them. Enjoy!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Mar 19, 2019
Common Lies We Believe About Marriage (and Truths to Dispel Them)
0:54:56

Sometimes the reasons marriage is challenging is because of a lie we're believing on some level. For example, we sometimes believe it's our primary job to change one another. In other cases, we wonder if we married the wrong person, or we expect our spouse to "complete" us.

In this episode, we discussed common lies we believe in marriage and talked about how to dispel them. Enjoy!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Mar 19, 2019
Common Lies We Believe About Marriage (and Truths to Dispel Them)
0:54:56

Sometimes the reasons marriage is challenging is because of a lie we're believing on some level. For example, we sometimes believe it's our primary job to change one another. In other cases, we wonder if we married the wrong person, or we expect our spouse to "complete" us.

In this episode, we discussed common lies we believe in marriage and talked about how to dispel them. Enjoy!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Mar 19, 2019
Singleness and Dating to the Glory of God (Kait Warman)
0:54:43

Today we interviewed Kait Warman, a gospel-centered dating "expert" (our word, not hers) and host of the Heart of Dating Podcast. We had a very interesting and fun conversation! A few of the things we talked about include:

  • How married couples can help and encourage singles and daters
  • The dating scene and how to navigate it as a Christian
  • How to set healthy boundaries and habits for dating
  • Dating as a means of growing in Kingdom purpose
  • Some ways singles can "hyper-spiritualize" the dating process
  • Leaving others better than you found them when dating
  • What physical boundaries should dating couples have?
  • Kait mentioned an "eroticism for life" (listen for the full context!)
  • Creating a "board of advisors" for your dating life
  • Kait shared one of her WORST dating stories

Get more from Kait Warman

Visit https://heartofdating.com/ for excellent resources and to learn more about Kait.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Mar 14, 2019
Singleness and Dating to the Glory of God (Kait Warman)
0:54:43

Today we interviewed Kait Warman, a gospel-centered dating "expert" (our word, not hers) and host of the Heart of Dating Podcast. We had a very interesting and fun conversation! A few of the things we talked about include:

  • How married couples can help and encourage singles and daters
  • The dating scene and how to navigate it as a Christian
  • How to set healthy boundaries and habits for dating
  • Dating as a means of growing in Kingdom purpose
  • Some ways singles can "hyper-spiritualize" the dating process
  • Leaving others better than you found them when dating
  • What physical boundaries should dating couples have?
  • Kait mentioned an "eroticism for life" (listen for the full context!)
  • Creating a "board of advisors" for your dating life
  • Kait shared one of her WORST dating stories

Get more from Kait Warman

Visit https://heartofdating.com/ for excellent resources and to learn more about Kait.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Mar 14, 2019
Singleness and Dating to the Glory of God (Kait Warman)
0:54:43

Today we interviewed Kait Warman, a gospel-centered dating "expert" (our word, not hers) and host of the Heart of Dating Podcast. We had a very interesting and fun conversation! A few of the things we talked about include:

  • How married couples can help and encourage singles and daters
  • The dating scene and how to navigate it as a Christian
  • How to set healthy boundaries and habits for dating
  • Dating as a means of growing in Kingdom purpose
  • Some ways singles can "hyper-spiritualize" the dating process
  • Leaving others better than you found them when dating
  • What physical boundaries should dating couples have?
  • Kait mentioned an "eroticism for life" (listen for the full context!)
  • Creating a "board of advisors" for your dating life
  • Kait shared one of her WORST dating stories

Get more from Kait Warman

Visit https://heartofdating.com/ for excellent resources and to learn more about Kait.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

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Mar 14, 2019
3 Aspects of Unforgettable Dates After “I Do”
0:50:02

How to keep things interesting long after you say "I do". We covered 3 aspects of unforgettable dates.

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Mar 12, 2019
3 Aspects of Unforgettable Dates After “I Do”
0:50:02

How to keep things interesting long after you say "I do". We covered 3 aspects of unforgettable dates.

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Mar 12, 2019
3 Aspects of Unforgettable Dates After “I Do”
0:50:02

How to keep things interesting long after you say "I do". We covered 3 aspects of unforgettable dates.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Mar 12, 2019
How to Study the Bible as a Couple
0:54:32

Approaching the Bible can be intimidating. We can easily feel overwhelmed or under-equipped. However, reading God's Word is easily one of, if not THE, most important things you can do as a couple. With that said, take heart! God is faithful to make His word accessible to all who approach it willingly.

In today's episode, Ryan and Selena talked about how to overcome fears, what the Bible actually is (the canon, etc), methods for reading the Bible, and how to read Scripture together. Enjoy!

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Mar 05, 2019
How to Study the Bible as a Couple
0:54:32

Approaching the Bible can be intimidating. We can easily feel overwhelmed or under-equipped. However, reading God's Word is easily one of, if not THE, most important things you can do as a couple. With that said, take heart! God is faithful to make His word accessible to all who approach it willingly.

In today's episode, Ryan and Selena talked about how to overcome fears, what the Bible actually is (the canon, etc), methods for reading the Bible, and how to read Scripture together. Enjoy!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Mar 05, 2019
How to Study the Bible as a Couple
0:54:32

Approaching the Bible can be intimidating. We can easily feel overwhelmed or under-equipped. However, reading God's Word is easily one of, if not THE, most important things you can do as a couple. With that said, take heart! God is faithful to make His word accessible to all who approach it willingly.

In today's episode, Ryan and Selena talked about how to overcome fears, what the Bible actually is (the canon, etc), methods for reading the Bible, and how to read Scripture together. Enjoy!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Mar 05, 2019
Blended Families: Navigating Complexities with Hope and Joy (Mike and Kim Anderson)
0:45:41

Being in a blended family is as complex as it is challenging. The good news is that you aren't without hope in the Gospel and help from others who care! In today's special interview episode, we had the incredible joy of speaking with Mike and Kim Anderson, the proverbial "experts" on blended families.

Mike & Kim have been supporting stepfamilies since 2001. Their marriage formed a stepfamily and Mike grew up in challenging stepfamily dynamics. Their personal experience with stepfamily life and professional experience coaching others uniquely equip them to help step-couples learn and implement healthy habits that will positively transform their daily stepfamily life.

You can download their FREE guide, How to Build Connection, Order & Peace in Your Stepfamily by visiting FierceMarriage.com/Blended

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Feb 28, 2019
Blended Families: Navigating Complexities with Hope and Joy (Mike and Kim Anderson)
0:45:41

Being in a blended family is as complex as it is challenging. The good news is that you aren't without hope in the Gospel and help from others who care! In today's special interview episode, we had the incredible joy of speaking with Mike and Kim Anderson, the proverbial "experts" on blended families.

Mike & Kim have been supporting stepfamilies since 2001. Their marriage formed a stepfamily and Mike grew up in challenging stepfamily dynamics. Their personal experience with stepfamily life and professional experience coaching others uniquely equip them to help step-couples learn and implement healthy habits that will positively transform their daily stepfamily life.

You can download their FREE guide, How to Build Connection, Order & Peace in Your Stepfamily by visiting FierceMarriage.com/Blended

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Feb 28, 2019
Blended Families: Navigating Complexities with Hope and Joy (Mike and Kim Anderson)
0:45:41

Being in a blended family is as complex as it is challenging. The good news is that you aren't without hope in the Gospel and help from others who care! In today's special interview episode, we had the incredible joy of speaking with Mike and Kim Anderson, the proverbial "experts" on blended families.

Mike & Kim have been supporting stepfamilies since 2001. Their marriage formed a stepfamily and Mike grew up in challenging stepfamily dynamics. Their personal experience with stepfamily life and professional experience coaching others uniquely equip them to help step-couples learn and implement healthy habits that will positively transform their daily stepfamily life.

You can download their FREE guide, How to Build Connection, Order & Peace in Your Stepfamily by visiting FierceMarriage.com/Blended

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Feb 28, 2019
The Power and Joy of Living "On Mission" as a Couple
0:50:06

A marriage on mission fulfills the Great Commission in ways specific to how God designed the relationship to flourish and function. A couple "on mission" does this with unity, joy, and gospel-fueled excitement.

In today's episode, we discussed how to live as a "marriage on mission" by looking at the underlying biblical mandates for us as Christians first, then as a married couple.

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Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Feb 26, 2019
The Power and Joy of Living "On Mission" as a Couple
0:50:06

A marriage on mission fulfills the Great Commission in ways specific to how God designed the relationship to flourish and function. A couple "on mission" does this with unity, joy, and gospel-fueled excitement.

In today's episode, we discussed how to live as a "marriage on mission" by looking at the underlying biblical mandates for us as Christians first, then as a married couple.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Feb 26, 2019
The Power and Joy of Living "On Mission" as a Couple
0:50:06

A marriage on mission fulfills the Great Commission in ways specific to how God designed the relationship to flourish and function. A couple "on mission" does this with unity, joy, and gospel-fueled excitement.

In today's episode, we discussed how to live as a "marriage on mission" by looking at the underlying biblical mandates for us as Christians first, then as a married couple.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Feb 26, 2019
The 3 Types of Intimacy and How Transparency Grows Each One
0:53:17

In today's show, we discussed the three areas of intimacy and how transparency helps you grow in each one!

Mentioned: The 40-Day Prayer Journey, a pair of couples devotionals aimed at helping you pray intentionally for each other. Writing these books helped us grow immensely. Visit 40Prayers.com to learn more!

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Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Feb 19, 2019
The 3 Types of Intimacy and How Transparency Grows Each One
0:53:17

In today's show, we discussed the three areas of intimacy and how transparency helps you grow in each one!

Mentioned: The 40-Day Prayer Journey, a pair of couples devotionals aimed at helping you pray intentionally for each other. Writing these books helped us grow immensely. Visit 40Prayers.com to learn more!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Feb 19, 2019
The 3 Types of Intimacy and How Transparency Grows Each One
0:53:17

In today's show, we discussed the three areas of intimacy and how transparency helps you grow in each one!

Mentioned: The 40-Day Prayer Journey, a pair of couples devotionals aimed at helping you pray intentionally for each other. Writing these books helped us grow immensely. Visit 40Prayers.com to learn more!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a Patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Feb 19, 2019
"The Naked Marriage" and Rebuilding Trust After a Betrayal (Dave and Ashley Willis)
0:54:29

Today we talked with Dave and Ashley Willis, authors and podcasters. We talked about dealing with betrayal, how to rebuild trust, and why it's ok to be vulnerable, even if it's uncomfortable.

Dave and Ashley's new book The Naked Marriage: Undressing the truth about sex, intimacy and lifelong love released on Feb 12th. It's amazing! Make sure to grab a copy on Amazon.

For more resources from Dave and Ashley, check out their podcast, "The Naked Marriage".

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Feb 14, 2019
"The Naked Marriage" and Rebuilding Trust After a Betrayal (Dave and Ashley Willis)
0:54:29

Today we talked with Dave and Ashley Willis, authors and podcasters. We talked about dealing with betrayal, how to rebuild trust, and why it's ok to be vulnerable, even if it's uncomfortable.

Dave and Ashley's new book The Naked Marriage: Undressing the truth about sex, intimacy and lifelong love released on Feb 12th. It's amazing! Make sure to grab a copy on Amazon.

For more resources from Dave and Ashley, check out their podcast, "The Naked Marriage".

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Feb 14, 2019
"The Naked Marriage" and Rebuilding Trust After a Betrayal (Dave and Ashley Willis)
0:54:29

Today we talked with Dave and Ashley Willis, authors and podcasters. We talked about dealing with betrayal, how to rebuild trust, and why it's ok to be vulnerable, even if it's uncomfortable.

Dave and Ashley's new book The Naked Marriage: Undressing the truth about sex, intimacy and lifelong love released on Feb 12th. It's amazing! Make sure to grab a copy on Amazon.

For more resources from Dave and Ashley, check out their podcast, "The Naked Marriage".

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

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Feb 14, 2019
Ask Us Anything Q&A #3: Growing in Intimacy, Abortion, Headship/Submission, and More
0:50:06

In today's episode, we answer listener questions. Some on the lighter side, some tough, all honest.

We answered questions about how to grow in intimacy, how to deal with a spouse who wants an abortion, headship and submission, and others.

Note: we're not counselors or therapists. Seek professional help if you need it. Our answers shouldn't be construed as professional advice, and given the medium, please give grace on the nuances of each topic covered (there were many, and a few are very complex in nature). Nothing here should replace godly, Bible-based counsel or Christian community rooted in the gospel.

Mentioned in this episode:

Sanctity of Human Life:

  • https://www.tvcresources.net/resource-library/articles/sanctity-of-life
  • https://www.tvcresources.net/resource-library/sermons/the-sanctity-of-human-life--4

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question! You can also ask a question via text or voicemail by calling us at (971) 333-1120.

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Feb 12, 2019
Ask Us Anything Q&A #3: Growing in Intimacy, Abortion, Headship/Submission, and More
0:50:06

In today's episode, we answer listener questions. Some on the lighter side, some tough, all honest.

We answered questions about how to grow in intimacy, how to deal with a spouse who wants an abortion, headship and submission, and others.

Note: we're not counselors or therapists. Seek professional help if you need it. Our answers shouldn't be construed as professional advice, and given the medium, please give grace on the nuances of each topic covered (there were many, and a few are very complex in nature). Nothing here should replace godly, Bible-based counsel or Christian community rooted in the gospel.

Mentioned in this episode:

Sanctity of Human Life:

  • https://www.tvcresources.net/resource-library/articles/sanctity-of-life
  • https://www.tvcresources.net/resource-library/sermons/the-sanctity-of-human-life--4

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question! You can also ask a question via text or voicemail by calling us at (971) 333-1120.

Become a Patron!

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Feb 12, 2019
Ask Us Anything Q&A #3: Growing in Intimacy, Abortion, Headship/Submission, and More
0:50:06

In today's episode, we answer listener questions. Some on the lighter side, some tough, all honest.

We answered questions about how to grow in intimacy, how to deal with a spouse who wants an abortion, headship and submission, and others.

Note: we're not counselors or therapists. Seek professional help if you need it. Our answers shouldn't be construed as professional advice, and given the medium, please give grace on the nuances of each topic covered (there were many, and a few are very complex in nature). Nothing here should replace godly, Bible-based counsel or Christian community rooted in the gospel.

Mentioned in this episode:

Sanctity of Human Life:

  • https://www.tvcresources.net/resource-library/articles/sanctity-of-life
  • https://www.tvcresources.net/resource-library/sermons/the-sanctity-of-human-life--4

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question! You can also ask a question via text or voicemail by calling us at (971) 333-1120.

Become a Patron!

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Feb 12, 2019
The Massive Importance of Margin in Life and Marriage
0:48:03

Too often, we fill our lives to the brim and our marriages suffer as a result. The problem is that life is unpredictable. We need extra space—MARGIN—so we have patience, time, and resources to deal with life's unpredictability in a healthy way.

In this week's episode, Ryan and Selena discussed why busyness is overrated, how to prioritize, and three practical areas where margin is vital for a healthier life and marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question! You can also ask a question via text or voicemail by calling us at (971) 333-1120.

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Feb 05, 2019
The Massive Importance of Margin in Life and Marriage
0:48:03

Too often, we fill our lives to the brim and our marriages suffer as a result. The problem is that life is unpredictable. We need extra space—MARGIN—so we have patience, time, and resources to deal with life's unpredictability in a healthy way.

In this week's episode, Ryan and Selena discussed why busyness is overrated, how to prioritize, and three practical areas where margin is vital for a healthier life and marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question! You can also ask a question via text or voicemail by calling us at (971) 333-1120.

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Feb 05, 2019
The Massive Importance of Margin in Life and Marriage
0:48:03

Too often, we fill our lives to the brim and our marriages suffer as a result. The problem is that life is unpredictable. We need extra space—MARGIN—so we have patience, time, and resources to deal with life's unpredictability in a healthy way.

In this week's episode, Ryan and Selena discussed why busyness is overrated, how to prioritize, and three practical areas where margin is vital for a healthier life and marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question! You can also ask a question via text or voicemail by calling us at (971) 333-1120.

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Feb 05, 2019
Common Pitfalls that Young Couples Face (Scott Kedersha)
0:38:32

Today we talked with Scott Kedersha, Director of Marriage Ministry at Watermark Church in Dallas. Drawing on over a decade of boots-on-the-ground experience with young couples, we discussed common pitfalls they face.

Scott's new book "Ready or Knot" releases on Feb 5th, but you can PRE-ORDER it here and get bonuses: ScottKedersha.com/ready

For more resources from Scott, check out his blog at ScottKedersha.com.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

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Jan 31, 2019
Common Pitfalls that Young Couples Face (Scott Kedersha)
0:38:32

Today we talked with Scott Kedersha, Director of Marriage Ministry at Watermark Church in Dallas. Drawing on over a decade of boots-on-the-ground experience with young couples, we discussed common pitfalls they face.

Scott's new book "Ready or Knot" releases on Feb 5th, but you can PRE-ORDER it here and get bonuses: ScottKedersha.com/ready

For more resources from Scott, check out his blog at ScottKedersha.com.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Jan 31, 2019
Common Pitfalls that Young Couples Face (Scott Kedersha)
0:38:32

Today we talked with Scott Kedersha, Director of Marriage Ministry at Watermark Church in Dallas. Drawing on over a decade of boots-on-the-ground experience with young couples, we discussed common pitfalls they face.

Scott's new book "Ready or Knot" releases on Feb 5th, but you can PRE-ORDER it here and get bonuses: ScottKedersha.com/ready

For more resources from Scott, check out his blog at ScottKedersha.com.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Become a Patron!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via Patreon. If our content has helped you, we'd be honored if you'd consider becoming a patreon supporter! Just visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage

Jan 31, 2019
Clinging to Truth in a Post-Truth World
0:50:49

If we're not careful, subtle cultural lies can begin to have huge consequences on big truths in marriage. In a culture ruled by relative truths, it's more important now than ever to stand on God's Word as true, inerrant, and authoritative in our lives.

How do we sort out truth? How do we gain unity around complex questions? We’re going to talk through this and provide some clear tangible pathways to understanding and clinging to God's truth.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 29, 2019
Clinging to Truth in a Post-Truth World
0:50:49

If we're not careful, subtle cultural lies can begin to have huge consequences on big truths in marriage. In a culture ruled by relative truths, it's more important now than ever to stand on God's Word as true, inerrant, and authoritative in our lives.

How do we sort out truth? How do we gain unity around complex questions? We’re going to talk through this and provide some clear tangible pathways to understanding and clinging to God's truth.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 29, 2019
Clinging to Truth in a Post-Truth World
0:50:49

If we're not careful, subtle cultural lies can begin to have huge consequences on big truths in marriage. In a culture ruled by relative truths, it's more important now than ever to stand on God's Word as true, inerrant, and authoritative in our lives.

How do we sort out truth? How do we gain unity around complex questions? We’re going to talk through this and provide some clear tangible pathways to understanding and clinging to God's truth.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 29, 2019
Finances in Marriage: 7 Principles Every Couple Should Consider
0:57:58

Finances are a hot topic in every marriage. It can be insanely stressful, and if we’re not careful we can get caught up in the comparison game.

We certainly don’t know everything about this or have a silver bullet to fix every financial woe in your marriage. However, we have learned a few principles that help us stay focused on the main thing: God. Having the right perspective on finances will serve at least three important purposes in your married life:

  1. Keep God at the center and in control of your life, not money
  2. Keep money in its rightful place – a few notches down the priority list
  3. Replace stress with trust and striving with faithfulness, thus adding to your overall marital joy

Keep listening for 7 principles we’ve learned about finances.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 22, 2019
Finances in Marriage: 7 Principles Every Couple Should Consider
0:57:58

Finances are a hot topic in every marriage. It can be insanely stressful, and if we’re not careful we can get caught up in the comparison game.

We certainly don’t know everything about this or have a silver bullet to fix every financial woe in your marriage. However, we have learned a few principles that help us stay focused on the main thing: God. Having the right perspective on finances will serve at least three important purposes in your married life:

  1. Keep God at the center and in control of your life, not money
  2. Keep money in its rightful place – a few notches down the priority list
  3. Replace stress with trust and striving with faithfulness, thus adding to your overall marital joy

Keep listening for 7 principles we’ve learned about finances.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 22, 2019
Finances in Marriage: 7 Principles Every Couple Should Consider
0:57:58

Finances are a hot topic in every marriage. It can be insanely stressful, and if we’re not careful we can get caught up in the comparison game.

We certainly don’t know everything about this or have a silver bullet to fix every financial woe in your marriage. However, we have learned a few principles that help us stay focused on the main thing: God. Having the right perspective on finances will serve at least three important purposes in your married life:

  1. Keep God at the center and in control of your life, not money
  2. Keep money in its rightful place – a few notches down the priority list
  3. Replace stress with trust and striving with faithfulness, thus adding to your overall marital joy

Keep listening for 7 principles we’ve learned about finances.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 22, 2019
Enjoying Each Other to the Glory to God
0:54:47

If the chief end of man (and therefore, marriage) is to glorify God, what does that mean for our sex life? Namely, how do we KNOW if our sex life in marriage is everything it can and should be? In today's episode, we'll discuss vulnerability, various popular views of sexuality, and a behavioral psychology model for building habits for a thriving sex life.

Due to sensitive content, we recommend not having kiddos present when listening to this episode.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 15, 2019
Enjoying Each Other to the Glory to God
0:54:47

If the chief end of man (and therefore, marriage) is to glorify God, what does that mean for our sex life? Namely, how do we KNOW if our sex life in marriage is everything it can and should be? In today's episode, we'll discuss vulnerability, various popular views of sexuality, and a behavioral psychology model for building habits for a thriving sex life.

Due to sensitive content, we recommend not having kiddos present when listening to this episode.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 15, 2019
Enjoying Each Other to the Glory to God
0:54:47

If the chief end of man (and therefore, marriage) is to glorify God, what does that mean for our sex life? Namely, how do we KNOW if our sex life in marriage is everything it can and should be? In today's episode, we'll discuss vulnerability, various popular views of sexuality, and a behavioral psychology model for building habits for a thriving sex life.

Due to sensitive content, we recommend not having kiddos present when listening to this episode.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 15, 2019
Your Spouse, Your Ultimate Standard of Attractiveness
0:49:00

This is one of those issues that will make or break your marriage.

Men, we are constantly barraged with culture’s standard of womanly beauty. We are subconsciously told over and over again that a beautiful woman must be skinny, tall, wear certain clothes, act a certain way, and have a risqué appetite for sex.

Advertisers and content producers spend billions establishing and reinforcing what culture deems beautiful. The funny thing is that if asked to describe what a beautiful woman looks like, content producers would quickly mention inner beauty, individual uniqueness, and personality. You’ll never catch them verbalizing that beauty has to look the way they show.

In today's podcast, we look at this phenomenon and share practical ways to set your own spouse as your ultimate standard of attractiveness.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 08, 2019
Your Spouse, Your Ultimate Standard of Attractiveness
0:49:00

This is one of those issues that will make or break your marriage.

Men, we are constantly barraged with culture’s standard of womanly beauty. We are subconsciously told over and over again that a beautiful woman must be skinny, tall, wear certain clothes, act a certain way, and have a risqué appetite for sex.

Advertisers and content producers spend billions establishing and reinforcing what culture deems beautiful. The funny thing is that if asked to describe what a beautiful woman looks like, content producers would quickly mention inner beauty, individual uniqueness, and personality. You’ll never catch them verbalizing that beauty has to look the way they show.

In today's podcast, we look at this phenomenon and share practical ways to set your own spouse as your ultimate standard of attractiveness.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 08, 2019
Your Spouse, Your Ultimate Standard of Attractiveness
0:49:00

This is one of those issues that will make or break your marriage.

Men, we are constantly barraged with culture’s standard of womanly beauty. We are subconsciously told over and over again that a beautiful woman must be skinny, tall, wear certain clothes, act a certain way, and have a risqué appetite for sex.

Advertisers and content producers spend billions establishing and reinforcing what culture deems beautiful. The funny thing is that if asked to describe what a beautiful woman looks like, content producers would quickly mention inner beauty, individual uniqueness, and personality. You’ll never catch them verbalizing that beauty has to look the way they show.

In today's podcast, we look at this phenomenon and share practical ways to set your own spouse as your ultimate standard of attractiveness.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 08, 2019
5 Tips (and Tools) for a Stronger Marriage This Year
0:48:40

If you’re like us (and like most), goals you make usually revolve around work and lifestyle: “hit this revenue milestone” or “pay off such-and-such debt”. Those goals are good, so long as they’re in the proper context of your identity in Christ and your Gospel-centered purpose as a new creation in him.

This year, we're urging ourselves (and you!) to look closer to home when targeting big, crazy endeavors. Consider this: how can your marriage and family be different and/or more healthy this year? What experiences can you pursue together that will build your faith and trust in God while making use of your days to glorify him? Really… think about it. What could be?

To that end, we've compiled this list of 5 tips/tools that we think are very helpful for building on specific, important aspects of your marriage. We hope they help you!

All of the links mentioned can be found here: https://fiercemarriage.com/5-tips-and-tools-for-a-stronger-marriage-this-year

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 03, 2019
5 Tips (and Tools) for a Stronger Marriage This Year
0:48:40

If you’re like us (and like most), goals you make usually revolve around work and lifestyle: “hit this revenue milestone” or “pay off such-and-such debt”. Those goals are good, so long as they’re in the proper context of your identity in Christ and your Gospel-centered purpose as a new creation in him.

This year, we're urging ourselves (and you!) to look closer to home when targeting big, crazy endeavors. Consider this: how can your marriage and family be different and/or more healthy this year? What experiences can you pursue together that will build your faith and trust in God while making use of your days to glorify him? Really… think about it. What could be?

To that end, we've compiled this list of 5 tips/tools that we think are very helpful for building on specific, important aspects of your marriage. We hope they help you!

All of the links mentioned can be found here: https://fiercemarriage.com/5-tips-and-tools-for-a-stronger-marriage-this-year

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 03, 2019
5 Tips (and Tools) for a Stronger Marriage This Year
0:48:40

If you’re like us (and like most), goals you make usually revolve around work and lifestyle: “hit this revenue milestone” or “pay off such-and-such debt”. Those goals are good, so long as they’re in the proper context of your identity in Christ and your Gospel-centered purpose as a new creation in him.

This year, we're urging ourselves (and you!) to look closer to home when targeting big, crazy endeavors. Consider this: how can your marriage and family be different and/or more healthy this year? What experiences can you pursue together that will build your faith and trust in God while making use of your days to glorify him? Really… think about it. What could be?

To that end, we've compiled this list of 5 tips/tools that we think are very helpful for building on specific, important aspects of your marriage. We hope they help you!

All of the links mentioned can be found here: https://fiercemarriage.com/5-tips-and-tools-for-a-stronger-marriage-this-year

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jan 03, 2019
God is Good! Celebrating the Year (2018 Best-of)
0:46:01

In this unique episode we recall all that God has done in our lives and through the Fierce Marriage ministry in 2018. We recapped our most downloaded episodes of the year and celebrate miracles we've witnessed in lives of listeners and friends.

Episodes mentioned:

Links to the top episodes of the year:

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Dec 28, 2018
God is Good! Celebrating the Year (2018 Best-of)
0:46:01

In this unique episode we recall all that God has done in our lives and through the Fierce Marriage ministry in 2018. We recapped our most downloaded episodes of the year and celebrate miracles we've witnessed in lives of listeners and friends.

Episodes mentioned:

Links to the top episodes of the year:

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Dec 28, 2018
God is Good! Celebrating the Year (2018 Best-of)
0:46:01

In this unique episode we recall all that God has done in our lives and through the Fierce Marriage ministry in 2018. We recapped our most downloaded episodes of the year and celebrate miracles we've witnessed in lives of listeners and friends.

Episodes mentioned:

Links to the top episodes of the year:

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Dec 28, 2018
Advent, Your Marriage, and the Rest of the Year
1:00:37

We are all searching for real hope, authentic-biblical love, lasting joy and otherworldly peace for our marriage. In the midst of the advent, and holiday season some feel burdened, lost, and without hope—both in their personal lives and in the life of their marriage. We've been there.

It’s often when the night seems the darkest that the light shines brighter! It’s in the darkness of a stable where our Savior was born for the very purpose of bringing real hope to us no matter the circumstance. In him we find all the love, joy, and peace to anchor us in Him!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Dec 18, 2018
Advent, Your Marriage, and the Rest of the Year
1:00:37

We are all searching for real hope, authentic-biblical love, lasting joy and otherworldly peace for our marriage. In the midst of the advent, and holiday season some feel burdened, lost, and without hope—both in their personal lives and in the life of their marriage. We've been there.

It’s often when the night seems the darkest that the light shines brighter! It’s in the darkness of a stable where our Savior was born for the very purpose of bringing real hope to us no matter the circumstance. In him we find all the love, joy, and peace to anchor us in Him!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Dec 18, 2018
Advent, Your Marriage, and the Rest of the Year
1:00:37

We are all searching for real hope, authentic-biblical love, lasting joy and otherworldly peace for our marriage. In the midst of the advent, and holiday season some feel burdened, lost, and without hope—both in their personal lives and in the life of their marriage. We've been there.

It’s often when the night seems the darkest that the light shines brighter! It’s in the darkness of a stable where our Savior was born for the very purpose of bringing real hope to us no matter the circumstance. In him we find all the love, joy, and peace to anchor us in Him!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Dec 18, 2018
Breaking the Ice During Communication Cold-Snaps
0:46:28

How can we break the ice and let our guard down when everything inside of us wants to hold onto frustration?

Selena and I have experienced PLENTY of “communication cold snaps” in our marriage. A “cold snap” is defined as a “a sudden, brief spell of cold weather.” Things get icy in marriage when bitterness builds up from being hurt, mistreated, or misunderstood over a long period of time. “Cold snaps” happen when we don’t nip communication issues in the bud.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Dec 11, 2018
Breaking the Ice During Communication Cold-Snaps
0:46:28

How can we break the ice and let our guard down when everything inside of us wants to hold onto frustration?

Selena and I have experienced PLENTY of “communication cold snaps” in our marriage. A “cold snap” is defined as a “a sudden, brief spell of cold weather.” Things get icy in marriage when bitterness builds up from being hurt, mistreated, or misunderstood over a long period of time. “Cold snaps” happen when we don’t nip communication issues in the bud.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Dec 11, 2018
Breaking the Ice During Communication Cold-Snaps
0:46:28

How can we break the ice and let our guard down when everything inside of us wants to hold onto frustration?

Selena and I have experienced PLENTY of “communication cold snaps” in our marriage. A “cold snap” is defined as a “a sudden, brief spell of cold weather.” Things get icy in marriage when bitterness builds up from being hurt, mistreated, or misunderstood over a long period of time. “Cold snaps” happen when we don’t nip communication issues in the bud.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Dec 11, 2018
The Best Intimacy is Spiritual Intimacy
0:54:40

Many couples ask about building spiritual unity, intimacy, and connection. Questions like: How can we grow in our faith together? How can we build Christ-centered rhythms into our daily and weekly lives?

In this episode, Ryan and Selena explore the topic of Spiritual Intimacy by looking at spiritual disciplines for cultivating a relentless devotion to Christ together. Among the things discussed are prayer, Scripture reading, spiritual disciplines (fasting, scripture memorization, prayer, studying scripture in depth, reading swaths of passages).

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Dec 04, 2018
The Best Intimacy is Spiritual Intimacy
0:54:40

Many couples ask about building spiritual unity, intimacy, and connection. Questions like: How can we grow in our faith together? How can we build Christ-centered rhythms into our daily and weekly lives?

In this episode, Ryan and Selena explore the topic of Spiritual Intimacy by looking at spiritual disciplines for cultivating a relentless devotion to Christ together. Among the things discussed are prayer, Scripture reading, spiritual disciplines (fasting, scripture memorization, prayer, studying scripture in depth, reading swaths of passages).

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Dec 04, 2018
The Best Intimacy is Spiritual Intimacy
0:54:40

Many couples ask about building spiritual unity, intimacy, and connection. Questions like: How can we grow in our faith together? How can we build Christ-centered rhythms into our daily and weekly lives?

In this episode, Ryan and Selena explore the topic of Spiritual Intimacy by looking at spiritual disciplines for cultivating a relentless devotion to Christ together. Among the things discussed are prayer, Scripture reading, spiritual disciplines (fasting, scripture memorization, prayer, studying scripture in depth, reading swaths of passages).

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Dec 04, 2018
Sometimes Familiarity Hurts
0:53:13

It’s inevitable in marriage for us to become familiar with our spouse. We know each other’s likes, dislikes, love languages—we also know how and when to press each other’s buttons. Familiarity is a double-edged sword that NEEDS to be used and viewed through the lens of the gospel. By knowing each other more fully, the Holy Spirit empowers us to love more completely.

In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss their own struggles with familiarity and how God continues to gently and lovingly lead them back to biblical truths in how they can love each other more completely.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Nov 27, 2018
Sometimes Familiarity Hurts
0:53:13

It’s inevitable in marriage for us to become familiar with our spouse. We know each other’s likes, dislikes, love languages—we also know how and when to press each other’s buttons. Familiarity is a double-edged sword that NEEDS to be used and viewed through the lens of the gospel. By knowing each other more fully, the Holy Spirit empowers us to love more completely.

In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss their own struggles with familiarity and how God continues to gently and lovingly lead them back to biblical truths in how they can love each other more completely.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Nov 27, 2018
Sometimes Familiarity Hurts
0:53:13

It’s inevitable in marriage for us to become familiar with our spouse. We know each other’s likes, dislikes, love languages—we also know how and when to press each other’s buttons. Familiarity is a double-edged sword that NEEDS to be used and viewed through the lens of the gospel. By knowing each other more fully, the Holy Spirit empowers us to love more completely.

In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss their own struggles with familiarity and how God continues to gently and lovingly lead them back to biblical truths in how they can love each other more completely.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Nov 27, 2018
Our 3 Non-Negotiables in Marriage
0:52:48

Everyone builds their marriage on something. What is your marriage founded upon? More importantly, is the foundation of your marriage secure? In this episode, Ryan and Selena explore their 3 non-negotiables for marriage and look at how when they're in place, everything about your marriage will change.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Nov 20, 2018
Our 3 Non-Negotiables in Marriage
0:52:48

Everyone builds their marriage on something. What is your marriage founded upon? More importantly, is the foundation of your marriage secure? In this episode, Ryan and Selena explore their 3 non-negotiables for marriage and look at how when they're in place, everything about your marriage will change.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Nov 20, 2018
Our 3 Non-Negotiables in Marriage
0:52:48

Everyone builds their marriage on something. What is your marriage founded upon? More importantly, is the foundation of your marriage secure? In this episode, Ryan and Selena explore their 3 non-negotiables for marriage and look at how when they're in place, everything about your marriage will change.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Nov 20, 2018
Hope for Those Living in a One-Sided Marriage
0:52:00

One of the biggest sources of strife in marriage is being unequally yoked. What is the husband or wife to do if their spouse isn’t trying or won’t re-engage with the relationship?

In this week’s episode, Ryan and Selena tackle this tough question and more...

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Nov 13, 2018
Hope for Those Living in a One-Sided Marriage
0:52:00

One of the biggest sources of strife in marriage is being unequally yoked. What is the husband or wife to do if their spouse isn’t trying or won’t re-engage with the relationship?

In this week’s episode, Ryan and Selena tackle this tough question and more...

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Nov 13, 2018
Hope for Those Living in a One-Sided Marriage
0:52:00

One of the biggest sources of strife in marriage is being unequally yoked. What is the husband or wife to do if their spouse isn’t trying or won’t re-engage with the relationship?

In this week’s episode, Ryan and Selena tackle this tough question and more...

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Nov 13, 2018
The 5 Love Languages
0:42:44

In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages. In their discussion they explore whether or not they are biblical, and how they can help/hinder your marriage in the different seasons you’re in (pre-kids, littles, etc.).

After recently taking the quiz online (go to http://5LoveLanguages.com to take the quiz yourself), both were surprised by their results this time around versus when they were younger and without kids.

Note: we weren't' paid in any way to talk about this book, it's just a great conversation piece that has helped us a ton.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Nov 06, 2018
The 5 Love Languages
0:42:44

In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages. In their discussion they explore whether or not they are biblical, and how they can help/hinder your marriage in the different seasons you’re in (pre-kids, littles, etc.).

After recently taking the quiz online (go to http://5LoveLanguages.com to take the quiz yourself), both were surprised by their results this time around versus when they were younger and without kids.

Note: we weren't' paid in any way to talk about this book, it's just a great conversation piece that has helped us a ton.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Nov 06, 2018
The 5 Love Languages
0:42:44

In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages. In their discussion they explore whether or not they are biblical, and how they can help/hinder your marriage in the different seasons you’re in (pre-kids, littles, etc.).

After recently taking the quiz online (go to http://5LoveLanguages.com to take the quiz yourself), both were surprised by their results this time around versus when they were younger and without kids.

Note: we weren't' paid in any way to talk about this book, it's just a great conversation piece that has helped us a ton.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Nov 06, 2018
The "Spectrum of Sex" and Why You Need It
0:53:38

Sex is an incredible gift, but missed expectations can cause hurt and frustration. What if you could clearly know what to expect, when sex would happen, and why it's worth prioritizing, even when you're tired?

In this week's episode, Ryan and Selena introduce the idea of establishing a "Spectrum of Sex" in your marriage, as a means of gaining unity around the 'rhythms' (pun kind of intended) of your sex life.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 30, 2018
The "Spectrum of Sex" and Why You Need It
0:53:38

Sex is an incredible gift, but missed expectations can cause hurt and frustration. What if you could clearly know what to expect, when sex would happen, and why it's worth prioritizing, even when you're tired?

In this week's episode, Ryan and Selena introduce the idea of establishing a "Spectrum of Sex" in your marriage, as a means of gaining unity around the 'rhythms' (pun kind of intended) of your sex life.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 30, 2018
The "Spectrum of Sex" and Why You Need It
0:53:38

Sex is an incredible gift, but missed expectations can cause hurt and frustration. What if you could clearly know what to expect, when sex would happen, and why it's worth prioritizing, even when you're tired?

In this week's episode, Ryan and Selena introduce the idea of establishing a "Spectrum of Sex" in your marriage, as a means of gaining unity around the 'rhythms' (pun kind of intended) of your sex life.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 30, 2018
Are You Over-Focusing On Your Marriage?
0:40:59

In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss how our earthly marriage is simply a shadow to our eternal marriage with Christ, and the implications of living too focused on the happiness level of our marriage rather than the One we were created for can have ...

As marriage ministers, it’s important for us to continually point people to Christ and commission marriages for the gospel (the mission of FM)—part of this means asking and discussing the hard question of: Are we surrendering ourselves/our marriage to God’s Kingdom? Or have we reduced Christianity to a mere means to our end: a happy life, and therefore, a happy marriage?

Secondly, are we serving God’s kingdom together and “Strengthening the brethren?” (Isaiah 12:4) In other words, are to proclaim to others God’s mighty works and his character. Listen along for more!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 23, 2018
Are You Over-Focusing On Your Marriage?
0:40:59

In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss how our earthly marriage is simply a shadow to our eternal marriage with Christ, and the implications of living too focused on the happiness level of our marriage rather than the One we were created for can have ...

As marriage ministers, it’s important for us to continually point people to Christ and commission marriages for the gospel (the mission of FM)—part of this means asking and discussing the hard question of: Are we surrendering ourselves/our marriage to God’s Kingdom? Or have we reduced Christianity to a mere means to our end: a happy life, and therefore, a happy marriage?

Secondly, are we serving God’s kingdom together and “Strengthening the brethren?” (Isaiah 12:4) In other words, are to proclaim to others God’s mighty works and his character. Listen along for more!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 23, 2018
Are You Over-Focusing On Your Marriage?
0:40:59

In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss how our earthly marriage is simply a shadow to our eternal marriage with Christ, and the implications of living too focused on the happiness level of our marriage rather than the One we were created for can have ...

As marriage ministers, it’s important for us to continually point people to Christ and commission marriages for the gospel (the mission of FM)—part of this means asking and discussing the hard question of: Are we surrendering ourselves/our marriage to God’s Kingdom? Or have we reduced Christianity to a mere means to our end: a happy life, and therefore, a happy marriage?

Secondly, are we serving God’s kingdom together and “Strengthening the brethren?” (Isaiah 12:4) In other words, are to proclaim to others God’s mighty works and his character. Listen along for more!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 23, 2018
Can I Have Close Friends of the Opposite Sex?
0:45:14

There is a lot of godly information and instruction around this area of friendship with the opposite sex and whether or not it is something that can happen or should happen.

In this episode, Ryan and Selena will discuss this controversial topic while sharing their own experiences and biblical understanding of how we “can have the wisdom to know and enjoy the blessing of friendship in a way that honors both our marriage and our brothers and sisters in Christ—while ultimately bringing glory to him.”

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 16, 2018
Can I Have Close Friends of the Opposite Sex?
0:45:14

There is a lot of godly information and instruction around this area of friendship with the opposite sex and whether or not it is something that can happen or should happen.

In this episode, Ryan and Selena will discuss this controversial topic while sharing their own experiences and biblical understanding of how we “can have the wisdom to know and enjoy the blessing of friendship in a way that honors both our marriage and our brothers and sisters in Christ—while ultimately bringing glory to him.”

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 16, 2018
Can I Have Close Friends of the Opposite Sex?
0:45:14

There is a lot of godly information and instruction around this area of friendship with the opposite sex and whether or not it is something that can happen or should happen.

In this episode, Ryan and Selena will discuss this controversial topic while sharing their own experiences and biblical understanding of how we “can have the wisdom to know and enjoy the blessing of friendship in a way that honors both our marriage and our brothers and sisters in Christ—while ultimately bringing glory to him.”

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 16, 2018
The Cohabitation Phenomenon: is it Good or Bad, and Why?
0:45:01

Marriage is trending downward while cohabitation trends upward, but the facts say that's a bad thing. It's important to understand why cohabitation is bad from both a biblical perspective as well as a sociological perspective.

In this episode, we'll dive deep into the reasons why couples cohabitate and practical ways to combat this harmful trend in culture.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 09, 2018
The Cohabitation Phenomenon: is it Good or Bad, and Why?
0:45:01

Marriage is trending downward while cohabitation trends upward, but the facts say that's a bad thing. It's important to understand why cohabitation is bad from both a biblical perspective as well as a sociological perspective.

In this episode, we'll dive deep into the reasons why couples cohabitate and practical ways to combat this harmful trend in culture.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 09, 2018
The Cohabitation Phenomenon: is it Good or Bad, and Why?
0:45:01

Marriage is trending downward while cohabitation trends upward, but the facts say that's a bad thing. It's important to understand why cohabitation is bad from both a biblical perspective as well as a sociological perspective.

In this episode, we'll dive deep into the reasons why couples cohabitate and practical ways to combat this harmful trend in culture.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 09, 2018
How is Your Phone Hurting Your Marriage (Part 2)
1:02:45

You're probably using your smartphone to listen to this. Your phone is a great tool! But it can also create problems in life and marriage.

(Side note: This episode marks 1 FULL YEAR of the Fierce Marriage Podcast! Thanks for listening!)

Anyways... A few diagnostic questions: Do you check your phone first thing in the morning? Do you spend many of your idle moments checking it compulsively? What is the longest stretch you've gone in the past year without checking your phone?

In today's episode, we'll continue our conversation we started about 12 episodes ago (whoops!). Note, we weren't paid to do this, we're just VERY convicted about this subject and the below book is gospel-centered, relevant, and challenging.

Resource: "12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You" by Tony Reinke

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 02, 2018
How is Your Phone Hurting Your Marriage (Part 2)
1:02:45

You're probably using your smartphone to listen to this. Your phone is a great tool! But it can also create problems in life and marriage.

(Side note: This episode marks 1 FULL YEAR of the Fierce Marriage Podcast! Thanks for listening!)

Anyways... A few diagnostic questions: Do you check your phone first thing in the morning? Do you spend many of your idle moments checking it compulsively? What is the longest stretch you've gone in the past year without checking your phone?

In today's episode, we'll continue our conversation we started about 12 episodes ago (whoops!). Note, we weren't paid to do this, we're just VERY convicted about this subject and the below book is gospel-centered, relevant, and challenging.

Resource: "12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You" by Tony Reinke

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 02, 2018
How is Your Phone Hurting Your Marriage (Part 2)
1:02:45

You're probably using your smartphone to listen to this. Your phone is a great tool! But it can also create problems in life and marriage.

(Side note: This episode marks 1 FULL YEAR of the Fierce Marriage Podcast! Thanks for listening!)

Anyways... A few diagnostic questions: Do you check your phone first thing in the morning? Do you spend many of your idle moments checking it compulsively? What is the longest stretch you've gone in the past year without checking your phone?

In today's episode, we'll continue our conversation we started about 12 episodes ago (whoops!). Note, we weren't paid to do this, we're just VERY convicted about this subject and the below book is gospel-centered, relevant, and challenging.

Resource: "12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You" by Tony Reinke

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment or to ask a question!

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Oct 02, 2018
Living with Unshakeable Peace
0:54:43

Peace is one of those things you don't realize is there until it's gone, then that's when you're most desperate to regain it. Jesus promised to give otherworldly peace to believers through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. So, what should we do when we don't feel peace?

In this episode, we'll discuss what true peace looks like and where it's found.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Sep 25, 2018
Living with Unshakeable Peace
0:54:43

Peace is one of those things you don't realize is there until it's gone, then that's when you're most desperate to regain it. Jesus promised to give otherworldly peace to believers through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. So, what should we do when we don't feel peace?

In this episode, we'll discuss what true peace looks like and where it's found.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Sep 25, 2018
Living with Unshakeable Peace
0:54:43

Peace is one of those things you don't realize is there until it's gone, then that's when you're most desperate to regain it. Jesus promised to give otherworldly peace to believers through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. So, what should we do when we don't feel peace?

In this episode, we'll discuss what true peace looks like and where it's found.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Sep 25, 2018
3 Boundaries Every Couple Needs
0:45:59

Healthy boundaries will protect you from overextending yourself in life. They will also protect the health of your marriage when they're clearly defined. Every season of frustration in our own marriage ("season" = many months) can usually be traced back to some issue with boundaries. Usually, I'm overworking, or we're making poor decisions in areas where we haven't clearly defined our "walls".

In this episode, we'll explore three specific ways you can create healthy boundaries in your marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Sep 18, 2018
3 Boundaries Every Couple Needs
0:45:59

Healthy boundaries will protect you from overextending yourself in life. They will also protect the health of your marriage when they're clearly defined. Every season of frustration in our own marriage ("season" = many months) can usually be traced back to some issue with boundaries. Usually, I'm overworking, or we're making poor decisions in areas where we haven't clearly defined our "walls".

In this episode, we'll explore three specific ways you can create healthy boundaries in your marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Sep 18, 2018
3 Boundaries Every Couple Needs
0:45:59

Healthy boundaries will protect you from overextending yourself in life. They will also protect the health of your marriage when they're clearly defined. Every season of frustration in our own marriage ("season" = many months) can usually be traced back to some issue with boundaries. Usually, I'm overworking, or we're making poor decisions in areas where we haven't clearly defined our "walls".

In this episode, we'll explore three specific ways you can create healthy boundaries in your marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Sep 18, 2018
10 Big Questions About Sex, Compatibility, Kids, Annoyances, and More
0:49:37

You asked, we answered. This episode includes

  1. What do you do when you no longer have feelings for or care about your spouse?
  2. What is your stand on toys or items used while having sex or used to help pleasure before sex?
  3. When did you guys know you were ready to have kids?
  4. What’s something that may have annoyed you about the other that you now do?
  5. How do you love a husband that is full of pride?
  6. Ideas for spouses when one is a night owl and the other is an early bird?
  7. How to be brave with intimacy when kids are asleep?
  8. How do you deal with in-laws that are very close to you but don’t respect your lifestyle and/or space?
  9. As a wife, how to respond to a husband who admits porn addiction?
  10. What's the best resource specifically for affair recovery and reconciliation in marriage?

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Sep 11, 2018
10 Big Questions About Sex, Compatibility, Kids, Annoyances, and More
0:49:37

You asked, we answered. This episode includes

  1. What do you do when you no longer have feelings for or care about your spouse?
  2. What is your stand on toys or items used while having sex or used to help pleasure before sex?
  3. When did you guys know you were ready to have kids?
  4. What’s something that may have annoyed you about the other that you now do?
  5. How do you love a husband that is full of pride?
  6. Ideas for spouses when one is a night owl and the other is an early bird?
  7. How to be brave with intimacy when kids are asleep?
  8. How do you deal with in-laws that are very close to you but don’t respect your lifestyle and/or space?
  9. As a wife, how to respond to a husband who admits porn addiction?
  10. What's the best resource specifically for affair recovery and reconciliation in marriage?

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Sep 11, 2018
10 Big Questions About Sex, Compatibility, Kids, Annoyances, and More
0:49:37

You asked, we answered. This episode includes

  1. What do you do when you no longer have feelings for or care about your spouse?
  2. What is your stand on toys or items used while having sex or used to help pleasure before sex?
  3. When did you guys know you were ready to have kids?
  4. What’s something that may have annoyed you about the other that you now do?
  5. How do you love a husband that is full of pride?
  6. Ideas for spouses when one is a night owl and the other is an early bird?
  7. How to be brave with intimacy when kids are asleep?
  8. How do you deal with in-laws that are very close to you but don’t respect your lifestyle and/or space?
  9. As a wife, how to respond to a husband who admits porn addiction?
  10. What's the best resource specifically for affair recovery and reconciliation in marriage?

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Sep 11, 2018
The Art of Appreciation!
0:47:26

Appreciation is one of the most powerful ways to foster love and generosity in your marriage. In today's episode, Ryan and Selena explore ways to cultivate appreciation and grow closer in the process.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Sep 04, 2018
The Art of Appreciation!
0:47:26

Appreciation is one of the most powerful ways to foster love and generosity in your marriage. In today's episode, Ryan and Selena explore ways to cultivate appreciation and grow closer in the process.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Sep 04, 2018
The Art of Appreciation!
0:47:26

Appreciation is one of the most powerful ways to foster love and generosity in your marriage. In today's episode, Ryan and Selena explore ways to cultivate appreciation and grow closer in the process.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Sep 04, 2018
Family of Origin (Part 2: Ryan's Story)
0:55:04

As a follow up to what Selena shared last week, this episode explores Ryan's family of origin and its impact in their marriage.

Your family of origin, generally speaking, refers to where you came from. Where you came from determines where you're going, especially when referring to your marriage.

Focus on the Family article mentioned: https://www.focusonthefamily.ca/content/what-is-a-family-of-origin

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 28, 2018
Family of Origin (Part 2: Ryan's Story)
0:55:04

As a follow up to what Selena shared last week, this episode explores Ryan's family of origin and its impact in their marriage.

Your family of origin, generally speaking, refers to where you came from. Where you came from determines where you're going, especially when referring to your marriage.

Focus on the Family article mentioned: https://www.focusonthefamily.ca/content/what-is-a-family-of-origin

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 28, 2018
Family of Origin (Part 2: Ryan's Story)
0:55:04

As a follow up to what Selena shared last week, this episode explores Ryan's family of origin and its impact in their marriage.

Your family of origin, generally speaking, refers to where you came from. Where you came from determines where you're going, especially when referring to your marriage.

Focus on the Family article mentioned: https://www.focusonthefamily.ca/content/what-is-a-family-of-origin

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 28, 2018
Family of Origin (Part 1: Selena's Story)
0:46:05

Your family of origin, generally speaking, refers to where you came from. Where you came from determines where you're going, especially when referring to your marriage.

In today's episode, Selena shares her story after we briefly discuss what "Family of Origin" is and why it's important.

Focus on the Family article mentioned: https://www.focusonthefamily.ca/content/what-is-a-family-of-origin

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 21, 2018
Family of Origin (Part 1: Selena's Story)
0:46:05

Your family of origin, generally speaking, refers to where you came from. Where you came from determines where you're going, especially when referring to your marriage.

In today's episode, Selena shares her story after we briefly discuss what "Family of Origin" is and why it's important.

Focus on the Family article mentioned: https://www.focusonthefamily.ca/content/what-is-a-family-of-origin

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 21, 2018
Family of Origin (Part 1: Selena's Story)
0:46:05

Your family of origin, generally speaking, refers to where you came from. Where you came from determines where you're going, especially when referring to your marriage.

In today's episode, Selena shares her story after we briefly discuss what "Family of Origin" is and why it's important.

Focus on the Family article mentioned: https://www.focusonthefamily.ca/content/what-is-a-family-of-origin

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 21, 2018
The Biggest Battle You'll Ever Face: Pride, Humility, and Your Marriage
0:52:59

Pride is the sense that we can get what we want, deserve, or need on our own. Pride is at the root of every sin, conflict, and deviation from God's Word. In contrast, humility means being Christ-centered more than being me-centered.

In today's episode, we'll read God's Word and explore how to diagnose areas of pride in marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 14, 2018
The Biggest Battle You'll Ever Face: Pride, Humility, and Your Marriage
0:52:59

Pride is the sense that we can get what we want, deserve, or need on our own. Pride is at the root of every sin, conflict, and deviation from God's Word. In contrast, humility means being Christ-centered more than being me-centered.

In today's episode, we'll read God's Word and explore how to diagnose areas of pride in marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 14, 2018
The Biggest Battle You'll Ever Face: Pride, Humility, and Your Marriage
0:52:59

Pride is the sense that we can get what we want, deserve, or need on our own. Pride is at the root of every sin, conflict, and deviation from God's Word. In contrast, humility means being Christ-centered more than being me-centered.

In today's episode, we'll read God's Word and explore how to diagnose areas of pride in marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 14, 2018
Live Q&A #3: Emotional Intimacy, Loving a Disengaged Spouse, Priorities, and More
0:54:17

In this bonus episode, Ryan and Selena answer questions from readers around the world via Facebook and Instagram LIVE! It's uncut, unedited, and unfiltered... for better or worse (a little like marriage). We hope you enjoy it and find it helpful!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 09, 2018
Live Q&A #3: Emotional Intimacy, Loving a Disengaged Spouse, Priorities, and More
0:54:17

In this bonus episode, Ryan and Selena answer questions from readers around the world via Facebook and Instagram LIVE! It's uncut, unedited, and unfiltered... for better or worse (a little like marriage). We hope you enjoy it and find it helpful!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 09, 2018
Live Q&A #3: Emotional Intimacy, Loving a Disengaged Spouse, Priorities, and More
0:54:17

In this bonus episode, Ryan and Selena answer questions from readers around the world via Facebook and Instagram LIVE! It's uncut, unedited, and unfiltered... for better or worse (a little like marriage). We hope you enjoy it and find it helpful!

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 09, 2018
Recovering After a Bad Fight
0:47:58

Fighting is inevitable in marriage. The key is learning the arts of fighting well and recovering in healthy ways.

In today's episode, we'll share a few of our worst fights and explore biblical ways forward that every couple can apply.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 07, 2018
Recovering After a Bad Fight
0:47:58

Fighting is inevitable in marriage. The key is learning the arts of fighting well and recovering in healthy ways.

In today's episode, we'll share a few of our worst fights and explore biblical ways forward that every couple can apply.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 07, 2018
Recovering After a Bad Fight
0:47:58

Fighting is inevitable in marriage. The key is learning the arts of fighting well and recovering in healthy ways.

In today's episode, we'll share a few of our worst fights and explore biblical ways forward that every couple can apply.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Aug 07, 2018
5 Specific Ways to Pray for Your Spouse
0:42:52

Prayer is one of the most tangible and powerful ways you can love your spouse. For Christians, the importance of prayer is readily acknowledged but often forgotten. This tendency to forget is probably because we haven't had a deep revelation of what prayer is and why we do it.

In today's episode, we'll unpack 5 specific ways you can pray for each other.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Jul 31, 2018
5 Specific Ways to Pray for Your Spouse
0:42:52

Prayer is one of the most tangible and powerful ways you can love your spouse. For Christians, the importance of prayer is readily acknowledged but often forgotten. This tendency to forget is probably because we haven't had a deep revelation of what prayer is and why we do it.

In today's episode, we'll unpack 5 specific ways you can pray for each other.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Jul 31, 2018
5 Specific Ways to Pray for Your Spouse
0:42:52

Prayer is one of the most tangible and powerful ways you can love your spouse. For Christians, the importance of prayer is readily acknowledged but often forgotten. This tendency to forget is probably because we haven't had a deep revelation of what prayer is and why we do it.

In today's episode, we'll unpack 5 specific ways you can pray for each other.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome questions and feedback! Go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to explore the options there.

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page. If we've helped you, we'd be honored to have your partnership.

Jul 31, 2018
The Anatomy of a Healthy (and Happy) Sex Life
0:55:35

One of the most prevalent topics we get questions about is sex and intimacy. And for good reason: sexual intimacy is an important part of marriage, but it also tends to be one of the most misunderstood. For starters, here are some biblical truths about sex:

  1. Sex is a good, gracious gift from God. He designed it.
  2. Sex is created exclusively for the marriage covenant. Elsewhere is sin and will lead to brokenness.
  3. Sex is created with huge purposes in mind.
  4. Sex is meant to be enjoyed!

With those principles in place (there are more, but for today we'll stop there), we can begin to understand what a healthy sex life might look like. For a much more in-depth look at the purposes of sex, consider reading our latest book Fierce Marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback! Simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jul 24, 2018
The Anatomy of a Healthy (and Happy) Sex Life
0:55:35

One of the most prevalent topics we get questions about is sex and intimacy. And for good reason: sexual intimacy is an important part of marriage, but it also tends to be one of the most misunderstood. For starters, here are some biblical truths about sex:

  1. Sex is a good, gracious gift from God. He designed it.
  2. Sex is created exclusively for the marriage covenant. Elsewhere is sin and will lead to brokenness.
  3. Sex is created with huge purposes in mind.
  4. Sex is meant to be enjoyed!

With those principles in place (there are more, but for today we'll stop there), we can begin to understand what a healthy sex life might look like. For a much more in-depth look at the purposes of sex, consider reading our latest book Fierce Marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback! Simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jul 24, 2018
The Anatomy of a Healthy (and Happy) Sex Life
0:55:35

One of the most prevalent topics we get questions about is sex and intimacy. And for good reason: sexual intimacy is an important part of marriage, but it also tends to be one of the most misunderstood. For starters, here are some biblical truths about sex:

  1. Sex is a good, gracious gift from God. He designed it.
  2. Sex is created exclusively for the marriage covenant. Elsewhere is sin and will lead to brokenness.
  3. Sex is created with huge purposes in mind.
  4. Sex is meant to be enjoyed!

With those principles in place (there are more, but for today we'll stop there), we can begin to understand what a healthy sex life might look like. For a much more in-depth look at the purposes of sex, consider reading our latest book Fierce Marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback! Simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jul 24, 2018
How is Your Phone Hurting Your Marriage? (Part 1)
0:55:12

You're probably using your smartphone to listen to this episode. Your phone is a great tool, but it can also create problems in life and marriage. A few diagnostic questions: Do you check your phone first thing in the morning? Do you spend many of your idle moments checking it compulsively? What is the longest stretch you've gone in the past year without checking your phone?

In today's episode, we'll start this conversation by diving into a new book we're both reading. Note, we weren't paid to do this, we're just VERY convicted about this subject and the below book is gospel-centered, relevant, and challenging.

Resource: "12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You" by Tony Reinke

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jul 17, 2018
How is Your Phone Hurting Your Marriage? (Part 1)
0:55:12

You're probably using your smartphone to listen to this episode. Your phone is a great tool, but it can also create problems in life and marriage. A few diagnostic questions: Do you check your phone first thing in the morning? Do you spend many of your idle moments checking it compulsively? What is the longest stretch you've gone in the past year without checking your phone?

In today's episode, we'll start this conversation by diving into a new book we're both reading. Note, we weren't paid to do this, we're just VERY convicted about this subject and the below book is gospel-centered, relevant, and challenging.

Resource: "12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You" by Tony Reinke

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jul 17, 2018
How is Your Phone Hurting Your Marriage? (Part 1)
0:55:12

You're probably using your smartphone to listen to this episode. Your phone is a great tool, but it can also create problems in life and marriage. A few diagnostic questions: Do you check your phone first thing in the morning? Do you spend many of your idle moments checking it compulsively? What is the longest stretch you've gone in the past year without checking your phone?

In today's episode, we'll start this conversation by diving into a new book we're both reading. Note, we weren't paid to do this, we're just VERY convicted about this subject and the below book is gospel-centered, relevant, and challenging.

Resource: "12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You" by Tony Reinke

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse

Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page.

Jul 17, 2018
4 Ways to Build Lasting Unity
0:46:50

Unity. Deep, true unity is unmistakable and irreplaceable in a healthy marriage. God's word says "they shall become one flesh" (Genesis 2:24). Not two people with a common goal, but one flesh. Combined. Unified.

God created us for deeper unity with our spouses than any other human. There are profound reasons for this, like the necessity of strong families for flourishing churches and societies. There are also pragmatic reasons for this, like how it sanctifies us as individuals to seek unity as a couple, and how pursuing unity causes you to have otherwise impossible conversations with each other.

In this episode, we'll share 4 ways to build true, deep, lasting unity in your marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse

Jul 10, 2018
4 Ways to Build Lasting Unity
0:46:50

Unity. Deep, true unity is unmistakable and irreplaceable in a healthy marriage. God's word says "they shall become one flesh" (Genesis 2:24). Not two people with a common goal, but one flesh. Combined. Unified.

God created us for deeper unity with our spouses than any other human. There are profound reasons for this, like the necessity of strong families for flourishing churches and societies. There are also pragmatic reasons for this, like how it sanctifies us as individuals to seek unity as a couple, and how pursuing unity causes you to have otherwise impossible conversations with each other.

In this episode, we'll share 4 ways to build true, deep, lasting unity in your marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse

Jul 10, 2018
4 Ways to Build Lasting Unity
0:46:50

Unity. Deep, true unity is unmistakable and irreplaceable in a healthy marriage. God's word says "they shall become one flesh" (Genesis 2:24). Not two people with a common goal, but one flesh. Combined. Unified.

God created us for deeper unity with our spouses than any other human. There are profound reasons for this, like the necessity of strong families for flourishing churches and societies. There are also pragmatic reasons for this, like how it sanctifies us as individuals to seek unity as a couple, and how pursuing unity causes you to have otherwise impossible conversations with each other.

In this episode, we'll share 4 ways to build true, deep, lasting unity in your marriage.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse

Jul 10, 2018
7 Reasons Why Getting Away is (Very) Good for Your Marriage
0:51:05

Getting away with your spouse is a vital part of keeping things renewed and fresh. This means taking time to intentionally disconnect from your everyday world and reconnect with your life partner. We strongly believe that getting away should be a regular (at least monthly) occurrence in marriages; here's why...

In this episode, we'll discuss 7 reasons why getting away is very good for your marriage. We'll also spend a good amount of time sharing tools we've found for doing it affordably. (Including how we toured Europe for 18 days and less than $1500.)

This episode is a little different for us, but we hope you find it helpful!

All of the tools mentioned (and more) can be found on this blog post: https://fiercemarriage.com/7-reasons-getting-away-good-marriage

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse

Jul 03, 2018
7 Reasons Why Getting Away is (Very) Good for Your Marriage
0:51:05

Getting away with your spouse is a vital part of keeping things renewed and fresh. This means taking time to intentionally disconnect from your everyday world and reconnect with your life partner. We strongly believe that getting away should be a regular (at least monthly) occurrence in marriages; here's why...

In this episode, we'll discuss 7 reasons why getting away is very good for your marriage. We'll also spend a good amount of time sharing tools we've found for doing it affordably. (Including how we toured Europe for 18 days and less than $1500.)

This episode is a little different for us, but we hope you find it helpful!

All of the tools mentioned (and more) can be found on this blog post: https://fiercemarriage.com/7-reasons-getting-away-good-marriage

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse

Jul 03, 2018
7 Reasons Why Getting Away is (Very) Good for Your Marriage
0:51:05

Getting away with your spouse is a vital part of keeping things renewed and fresh. This means taking time to intentionally disconnect from your everyday world and reconnect with your life partner. We strongly believe that getting away should be a regular (at least monthly) occurrence in marriages; here's why...

In this episode, we'll discuss 7 reasons why getting away is very good for your marriage. We'll also spend a good amount of time sharing tools we've found for doing it affordably. (Including how we toured Europe for 18 days and less than $1500.)

This episode is a little different for us, but we hope you find it helpful!

All of the tools mentioned (and more) can be found on this blog post: https://fiercemarriage.com/7-reasons-getting-away-good-marriage

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse

Jul 03, 2018
Stop Keeping Score
0:39:50

Keeping score is never healthy for a marriage, yet it's often our default. Why? Because keeping score of wrongs, acts of service, faults, and personal victories can't possibly come from a spirit of love. It most often comes from a place of insecurity and lack of faith in the gospel.

In this episode, we'll unpack how keeping score is damaging to a marriage, and share some of our personal stories of how it's hindered our closeness and growth.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse.

Jun 26, 2018
Stop Keeping Score
0:39:50

Keeping score is never healthy for a marriage, yet it's often our default. Why? Because keeping score of wrongs, acts of service, faults, and personal victories can't possibly come from a spirit of love. It most often comes from a place of insecurity and lack of faith in the gospel.

In this episode, we'll unpack how keeping score is damaging to a marriage, and share some of our personal stories of how it's hindered our closeness and growth.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse.

Jun 26, 2018
Stop Keeping Score
0:39:50

Keeping score is never healthy for a marriage, yet it's often our default. Why? Because keeping score of wrongs, acts of service, faults, and personal victories can't possibly come from a spirit of love. It most often comes from a place of insecurity and lack of faith in the gospel.

In this episode, we'll unpack how keeping score is damaging to a marriage, and share some of our personal stories of how it's hindered our closeness and growth.

Thanks for listening!

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse.

Jun 26, 2018
Your Marriage is Your Ministry (Part 2, Functional Discipleship)
0:47:10

This episode continues our talk about how your marriage is your ministry, particularly through discipleship.

When we live for God we are ministers of His gospel, period. You don’t have to be a vocational pastor or licensed priest, we are all lay-ministers of Christ (“lay” comes from “laity” which means common people). Ministry is a byproduct of knowing God intimately and allowing Him to pour out through us.

We long for the day when Christian married couples en masse minister through their marriages. We aren’t called to simply love each other fully and end our mission there. Let’s explore our callings and live to see Christ change our world through the work He does in our marriages!

Thanks for listening!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

  1. Family Worship by Donald Whitney
  2. The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman
  3. A Mingling of Souls, by Matt and Lauren Chandler

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse.

 

Jun 19, 2018
Your Marriage is Your Ministry (Part 2, Functional Discipleship)
0:47:10

This episode continues our talk about how your marriage is your ministry, particularly through discipleship.

When we live for God we are ministers of His gospel, period. You don’t have to be a vocational pastor or licensed priest, we are all lay-ministers of Christ (“lay” comes from “laity” which means common people). Ministry is a byproduct of knowing God intimately and allowing Him to pour out through us.

We long for the day when Christian married couples en masse minister through their marriages. We aren’t called to simply love each other fully and end our mission there. Let’s explore our callings and live to see Christ change our world through the work He does in our marriages!

Thanks for listening!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

  1. Family Worship by Donald Whitney
  2. The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman
  3. A Mingling of Souls, by Matt and Lauren Chandler

Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse.

 

Jun 19, 2018
Your Marriage is Your Ministry (Part 2, Functional Discipleship)