As For Me And My House

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Husband and wife duo Jordan and Milena Ciciotti take you on a raw and unfiltered journey through their lives as followers of Jesus and social media influencers. Whether they are sharing truth and Biblical wisdom, giving relationship advice, or telling funny stories of their dogs, Samson and Delilah, Jordan and Milena seek to exist as a platform for encouragement, love, and support for all who listen. Each episode features a “prayer shoutout” where Jordan and Milena will read a prayer request submitted by the listener audience on air and pray for those mentioned. Be sure to follow Jordan and Milena on Instagram at @asformeandmyhousepodcast and send your prayer requests via direct message.

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32: The True Story of Christmas Featuring Darry Nagel
We are so honored and thrilled to have Darry back on the podcast this week as we examine what the Bible and other historical resources say about the story of Jesus' birth.  It is amazing to see how God meshes everything together to bring about the fulfillment of the Hebrew Scriptures in the birth of Jesus the Messiah.  Prepare to be mind-blown at the amazing jewels found in the pages of the Bible surrounding the reason we celebrate Jesus this season!  Even if you don't consider yourself a Christian (or even spiritual), you're sure to be amazed at the depth Darry takes us on this episode. Be sure to check out for all your insurance needs. Head over to to take advantage of their special holiday offers before they're gone. Also, if you want to join the millions of students already learning on Skillshare and get two months of unlimited access to thousands of classes for free, head over to to sign up.
Dec 13, 2019
31: Practical Advice for Sharing Your Faith with Your Jewish Friends Featuring Rabbi Glenn
You heard how God transformed him to be a mighty witness for Jesus among Jewish people in the last episode, and now Glenn is back to give some very solid Biblical and experiential wisdom about how you (yes, YOU) can be a bold witness to Jews in your sphere of influence in particular, and to all people in general.  Glenn clarifies 10 myths that many Christians believe when it comes to witnessing to their Jewish friends: 1.) Jewish people must know the Old Testament a lot better than I do. 2.) Don’t most Jewish people believe in God (and Heaven/Hell/Sin)? 3.) Aren’t Jewish people still waiting for the Messiah? 4.) Aren’t Orthodox Jews harder to reach than more secular Jews? 5.) I’m a Gentile, so I’m at a disadvantage trying to reach Jewish people. 6.) With Jewish people shouldn’t you witness from the Old Testament? 7.) I’m afraid if I say the wrong thing, I will offend my Jewish friend. 8.) Before I tell him about Messiah, shouldn’t I gain the friendship of the Jewish person I want to evangelize? 9.) My pastor says Jewish people already have a covenant and can get to Heaven without having to believe in Jesus. 10.) My Jewish friend hates Jews for Jesus – should I avoid that ministry? It is encouraging to see the fulfillment of God's promises in Scripture come to pass right before our very eyes.  He promised he would keep a remnant of his people for himself that would be preserved throughout all time.  Messianic Jews like Glenn are living proof of that promise, and it is wonderful to see the ministry he is doing among Jews and Gentiles alike. Be sure to check out Lola, a female-founded company offering a full line of organic cotton, 100% natural, feminine hygiene products.  Plus, take advantage of their simple, customizable subscription service so you don't have to keep forcing your husband, fiancé, or boyfriend to go pick up a box for you at the store when you run out and that time of the month is back.  For 30% off your first month's subscription, visit and enter "HOUSE" when you subscribe. Also, check out Puracy for all your home and baby care product needs!  They make natural, multi-surface cleaners, stain removers, dish soaps, laundry detergents, baby shampoos, body washes, conditioners, and more!  They also have over 20,000 five star reviews online, so you don't even have to take our word for it!  And on top of that, for every purchase, Puracy makes a donation to local children and families who are less fortunate!  It's a win-win for everyone!  With Christmas right around the corner, now is the perfect time to take advantage of this special offer of 20% off your first order, but only if you go to If you have a special occasion coming up (or even just because!), our friends at the Bouqs Co have the perfect floral arrangements, plants, succulents, wreaths and gives for any occasion.  The quality of their farm-fresh, sustainably grown flowers stand alone compared to their competitors, and it shows!  They even have wedding and corporate packages that allow you to save up to 80% versus traditional florists!  All you have to do to get 25% off your first order is head to
Dec 04, 2019
30: Your Testimony is Powerful Featuring Rabbi Glenn
This week, we sat down with a dear friend of mine named Glenn Harris as he shared his testimony on coming to know Jesus after being raised in a secular Jewish family, and later dabbling in New Age and occult teachings until the Holy Spirit revealed the Truth of Jesus to him.  Glenn is now a Messianic Jew, or a Jew who believes Jesus is the Messiah, and serves as an Associate Rabbi at Congregation Shema Yisrael in Bloomfield, Michigan.  He lives out his testimony in fulfillment of Paul's words in Romans 1:16, "I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus, for it is the power unto salvation; for the Jew first, and then the Gentile." Glenn's testimony is evidence that the Word of God is living and active and can cut to our very heart and soul to transform our lives (Hebrews 4:12). To find out more about Glenn's ministry, check out Be sure to check out Beauty Counter and their newly launched "Countertime Collection" for all your skincare needs.  Head over to beauty to check out their special holiday offers just in time for Christmas (no coupon needed). Also, receive 20% off your first fully customized shampoo and conditioner set from Function of Beauty just for being our listener!  To redeem, go to
Dec 03, 2019
29: Practical and Biblical Advice Part I
Thank you all for sharing about your lives with us and trusting us enough to be vulnerable.  We have been in many of your shoes before when it comes to needing advice and guidance on particular issues (and we still need it all the time!).  We hope some of the thoughts we share encourage you to seek out answers in the Scriptures and from mentors and leaders in your life who can come alongside you and walk with you when you need it most.  We love you all tremendously! Some great resources talked about in today's episode: Huge database for Biblical questions and answers: Canvas People: Get your FREE 11" x 14" canvas when you text "HOUSE" to 64-000 (just pay shipping)! The Bouqs Co: Get 25% off your order when you use the code "house" Skillshare: Join the millions of students already learning today with our special offer!  Get 2 months of Skillshare for FREE by going to
Nov 25, 2019
28: Personal Finance for Millennials
In this episode, we wanted to give you all a more in-depth look at our finances, what the Bible says about wealth, and the seven principles we adhere to when it comes to our financial plans.  They are: 1.) Remember--Everything Belongs to God 2.) Don't Fall into the Trap of Desiring Riches 3.) Ask the Holy Spirit for Wisdom 4.) If You're in Debt, Get Out ASAP! 5.) Create a Written Budget Unique to Each Month 6.) Invest and Save Early 7.) GIVE, GIVE, GIVE!!! We are praying for all of you listening to trust and honor God with your financial plans, and see the ways in which you will be blessed. Also, if you check out Dave Ramsey on YouTube or , you will find some fantastic insight that will help you at whatever step you're at in terms of your money and financial goals.  He also has a program called SmartVestor, which is designed to help you with a local point of contact for your financial resources. Be sure to check out to get 25% off your first farm-fresh bouqet order (just in time for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or other special occasions!) Check out Policy Genius for all your insurance needs--life, home and auto, pet, disability and more!  Policy Genius handles all the paperwork and red tape for you so you don't have to worry about getting ripped off.  Go to to get quotes and apply in minutes. We also invite you to join the SimpliSafe community so that your whole home--every window, room and door--is protected with 24/7 monitoring for just a fraction of the cost of the competition.  With no drilling or wires involved, anyone can install their Simplisafe system in no time.  Visit to get FREE SHIPPING and a 60-day risk free trial.  You've got nothing to lose!
Nov 15, 2019
27: You Through Your Child's Eyes
Hey y'all! This week's episode is all about behaviors and habits we want to display for our children.  If you are a parent, soon to be parent, or even just someone of influence over younger people, how do you want those watching you to see you behave?  We share our thoughts on this question in four points: Generosity, Conflict Resolution, Showing Affection, and Loving the Lord.  Let us know your thoughts on our Instagram page @asformeandmyhousepodcast. Also, be sure to check out for two months of unlimited access to their online learning community featuring thousands of classes for FREE! And as a special, very limited time holiday offer, Canvas People is offering their popular 11" x 14" photo canvases for our listeners for FREE!  These normally sell for $69.99 but all you have to pay is shipping and handling!  Get yours just in time for Christmas and the holiday season by texting HOUSE to 64-000.
Nov 07, 2019
26: Our Thoughts On Kanye and His New Album: Jesus is King
Hey guys!  Thanks for tuning in to another episode of the podcast!  This week we wanted to share our opinion on the new album Kanye West put out last week titled, "Jesus is King."  We want to hear your thoughts as well!  Does it seem like Kanye is legitimately repentant?  Is it just a phase?  One thing is for sure--there's no denying something is stirring within Kanye's soul.  Let us know what you think on our Instagram Page @asformeandmyhousepodcast Let's continue to pray for Kanye and ask God to work in his life and through his music.  God bless!
Nov 01, 2019
25: Q and A Sesh #2 - Keeping Romance Alive, Qualities We Love About Each Other, Tithing While in Debt, Struggling With Doubt/Disbelief
Thank you all SO much for submitting your questions!  We sincerely wish we could answer each and every one individually, but we are planning to expand several popular questions into entire episodes in the future, as well as do more Q and A sessions down the road.  We love you guys and hope you enjoy this episode as we did recording it!  Be sure to check out our friends at and use our code "house30" for 30% off your first order before this season's Fall Causebox is sold out!  It is a great gift for friends and family, especially with the holidays right around the corner.  God bless you guys!
Oct 23, 2019
24: Resolving Conflict
Arguing and disagreeing are part of the human experience.  Whether you're single, dating, or married, we all have people in our lives with whom we have conflict at one time or another.  Thankfully, Scripture gives us practical insight for conflict resolution, and we can grow to love and understand each other better.  Jordan and Milena offer a few thoughts on how to successfully seek understanding among one another from their personal experience. They are: All conflict stems from miscommunication. Disagreement with kindness is healthy. Pray the Scriptures with and for each other.
Oct 20, 2019
23: Questions to Ponder For Major Life Decisions
Its true what they say: You're either in the middle of a big decision, about to to make a bid decision, or just made a big decision. Whichever you fall under, we want to ask some questions that we think would be helpful to consider together as you move towards understanding God's will and your desire better. The Bible says God's word is a lamp to our feet and a light for our path (Psalm 119:105). It's our hope and prayer you meet every challenging decision with Scripture to guide you along the journey of life. Blessings!
Oct 09, 2019
22: Life Update: Dealing with Hate and Controversy, New Routines, Emotional Prayer Request, and More
WHAT'S UP Y'ALL?!  We've missed you dearly and are so excited to be back behind the mics!  We've been settling into our new home and just soaking up all the blessings God has allowed us to experience.  This episode gives a closer look at how we are adjusting to life in a new place, as well as some of the weighty issues we've dealt with by being active on social media.  May you be blessed today!
Oct 02, 2019
21: Boundaries Within Sex // Porn, Masturbation, Etc.
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Sep 12, 2019
20: Today's Youth & The Church feat. Steffen and Celeste
Hey y'all!  You are in for a treat on this episode.  We sat down with Jordan's cousin Steffen and his wife, Celeste to share some fun stories and dialogue on the culture today amongst young people and the next generation coming up behind Millennials.  Steffen has a decade of experience as a youth pastor in both South Florida and Washington D.C., and Celeste has been faithfully serving alongside him in ministry for years.  These two bring so much joy and nourishment to our lives, and we hope you are refreshed by their company on this episode!
Sep 02, 2019
19: Back From Our Sabbatical: What God Revealed to Us
We had an incredible getaway last week, and we are so grateful for all that God showed us along the journey.  If we can encourage you to do anything from this week's episode, it would be to retreat from the chaos and day to day stressors (just as Jesus did several times) and connect with God through the Holy Spirit and His Word.  In a world where we all run on empty so often, it is more important now than ever to hit the "pause" button and commune with the Lord in peace.  We pray for each of you listening to encounter the Lord in amazing ways as you seek to honor him with your time and habits.
Aug 15, 2019
18: Taking a Sabbatical
We all know vacations are essential to resting, recharging, and relaxing from the grind of work--but even vacationing can bring stress and anxiety with so many things to plan and places to go.  On this episode, we are talking about a trip we are taking as a family (dogs included!) around the beautiful state of Michigan.  Partially because we only get about 3 months of nice weather during the year, but mostly because we are taking a sabbatical (or spiritual retreat) to get away for a bit and hear from God on what his will is for us in the weeks and months ahead.  If you are contemplating some major life shifts--whether it be a job change, moving across the country, or stepping into a new role as a spouse or parent--we highly recommend retreating for at least a couple days to get away and clear your head for God to bring you truth from his word.  We will be sharing some of the insights we learn on next week's episode, so stay tuned!
Jul 31, 2019
17: Doing vs Being: The Story of Mary and Martha
In this episode, we focus on two tendencies we all have as people:  There are those who are "doers" (Martha) and those who are "be-ers" (Mary).  Think to yourself what you would do if Jesus told you he was coming over for dinner tonight.  What would be your first thought?  Would you scrub every inch of your house?  Put away the monster pile of laundry in your room?  Prepare the most scrumptious feast anyone has ever had?... Or would you simply leave all that on hold and just spend time with the Lord? Jesus makes it clear in Luke 10:38-42 which response brings him delight.  Mary chose to sit at the Lord's feet and spend quality time with him.  Martha was "distracted...anxious, and troubled about many things."  Serving absolutely has it's place in the life of the Christian, but if it's done with the wrong heart and motives, it is no good at all.  The simple act of being present in the moment and enjoying fellowship with people is what matters most.  Worry less about doing, and focus more on being.
Jul 24, 2019
16: Opening Up About Past Drug Use feat. Melanie
Hey guys!  We are SO excited to have Melanie join us on this episode to share a little about where we've been in our past and where God has brought us since.  Your past is not who you are--and if you are in Christ, you are completely forgiven for everything.  If you or someone you know has ever struggled to believe God can truly change a heart and make a new creation out of us, even in spite of all the wrong we've done, this episode is for you.
Jul 17, 2019
15: Taming The Tongue
If you're like us, you often regret a lot of the things you say.  Whether it be unkind or hurtful words, we all struggle to get control of our tongues.  The Apostle James gives us clarity and instruction on how we as Christians ought to submit to the Holy Spirit so that we are able to speak gently and lovingly to others.  Also, stay tuned as we announce some new things happening on this podcast in the future!  Prayers welcomed!
Jul 10, 2019
14: Being in a Slump
Guys.  This is probably the most transparent episode we've done because we are in the midst of going through a slump currently.  I'm sure you'd agree its far better to be open and honest about life when you go through certain seasons instead of putting on a mask pretending everything is okay, because the more we let our walls down, the more God can use our situation to be a testimony of his goodness.  James 5:16 tells us to confess our sins to one another and pray for each other so that we may be healed.  If you're in the midst of a valley/slump/rut in life, know that you are not alone--the Lord will never leave or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).  Trust in him and seek him in the trials.  He will bring you peace in spite of the chaos.
Jun 26, 2019
13: Following Jesus in High School & College
Real Life versus Fiction "Nothing is so beautiful and wonderful, nothing is so continually fresh and surprising, so full of sweet and perpetual ecstacy, as the good. No desert is so dreary, monotonous, and boring as evil. This is the truth about authentic good and evil. With fictional good and evil it is the other way round. Fictional good is boring and flat, while fictional evil is varied and intriguing, attractive, profound, and full of charm." Simone WeilIn On Science, Necessity, and the Love of God Oxford University Press, 1968
Jun 19, 2019
12: Biblical Advice on Parenting
As new parents ourselves, we are constantly seeking wisdom and advice from those who have been discipling and parenting their children much longer than us. It just so happens that our church is in the middle of a series on relationships, and this past week was all about parents and children! We utilized our sermon notes from the message preached by Pastor Brad Powell, because we thought what he said was too good not to share. Whether you’re a new parent like us, been a parent for a long time, or are even in a position of authority and influence over younger people, this message is for you. We also encourage you to listen to Brad’s entire message because he does such a great job communicating the truth of the Bible as it applies to parenting. Here’s the link to the full message:
Jun 12, 2019
11: A Discussion on Evolution and Creation
We asked and you answered... In this week’s episode, we take a look at some of the science and evidence supporting the case for Creation and the Genesis account. For the most part, society seems to accept the notion of macro-evolution because that is what the scientific community at large is promoting. Is there an agenda to all this? Is the evidence really there to support kinds changing into other kinds? Our youth today are naturally skeptical and tend to question everything. I mean, can you blame them? We live in a world of “fake news” and Face Tune; Photoshop and Instagram filters. It is GOOD to question what you’re taught and never just simply take someone’s word for it (Acts 17:11).Also, back by popular demand is our dear friend and mentor, Darry Nagel. Tune in as we take somewhat of a cursory tour of some of the questions evolution can not answer—such as, “How does something come from nothing?” and “How does life come from non-life (abiogenesis)?” These cannot be explained by natural means—but the Bible has provided answers to these questions and more (that are backed up and confirmed by science) all along.
Jun 05, 2019
10: Our First Date
***CRINGE WARNING*** Our first date story was nothing short of awkward with a little fun and silliness mixed in, so pretty much exactly what you'd expect.  Even though it's been nearly 7 years, we both remember the day like it was yesterday.  It's crazy how vivid memories can be when a significant life event happens.  If you're dating or actively seeking a potential mate, we hope this episode encourages you that there are still people out there who are committed to serving the Lord while in a dating relationship.  Don't settle or compromise your God-honoring convictions for any human relationship!  Examine the Faith, Family, and Physical Appearance (least important but still valid) of the other person and see how it aligns with what you seek in a God-fearing spouse.
May 29, 2019
9: How to Be a Bold Christian
If you're like every other follower of Jesus, you've felt unqualified to share the gospel with your friends, family, or even strangers at some point in your life.  We hope this episode serves to give you some insight and practical tools to equip you to be bold in sharing the truth of Jesus Christ.  Whether you are a new Christian or have been walking with Jesus for decades, the Bible calls us to preach the good news to all the world and to do so with boldness.  Your personality type and head-knowledge have nothing to do with being obedient to what God has called you to do.  Trust Him when he prompts you to be bold in your witness.
May 15, 2019
8: Avoiding The Trap Of Social Media
This week’s episode hits home with us for several reasons. Being that so much of our livelihood and work comes from social media, it is hard at times to know where that happy medium of healthy social media consumption lies. Perhaps you’ve felt the toxic effects of social media in your life—whether deliberately or subconsciously. Maybe you’ve seen the great potential and purposes it can serve as an encouragement in your life or others. Still, maybe you’ve experienced a combination of good and bad. Regardless of your interaction with social media, there is no doubt it has influenced each of us in one way or another. We hope you find our discussion on this episode sobering and thought-provoking as you figure out how to make the best use of your time with social media.
May 08, 2019
7: Q&A Sesh
We had so much fun reading and answering your questions!  We plan on doing these sporadically from time-to-time, so let us know what you want us to answer next time.  This episode, we talk about a variety of things from awkward dating moments to how we make time for each other as we adjust to life as new parents.  Our goal with doing Q's and A's is to always be transparent and honest with you all, and make Jesus known through our lives.  Enjoy!
Apr 24, 2019
6: Why We Don't Celebrate Easter
This might come as a surprise to you, but Easter is actually not all about bunnies and chocolate. In reality, Easter is the celebration of the greatest event in the history of the world—Jesus’ resurrection. In this special edition episode, we are joined by our friend and mentor, Darry Nagel, who has taught us not only what the Bible says, but how to study it for ourselves. Darry shares the true story of Easter from a Biblical perspective, and as always, brings it full-circle back to the Gospel. This Easter, we pray you discover the true meaning of the holiday, and enter into relationship with the God who conquered death on the cross 2,000 years ago.
Apr 17, 2019
5: How to Study the Bible
Do you have a desire to know God better through His Word, but don't know how to do it or where to start?  In this episode, we want to give you some practical tips that we use when it comes to getting the most out of your time studying scripture.  We pray you will be encouraged by this episode to fall more in love with the God who loves you and made you fearfully and wonderfully.
Apr 10, 2019
4: God's Will For You: Where Purpose and Passion Collide
We've all heard the cliche saying, "God has a wonderful plan for your life," but if we're honest, most of the day-to-day, mundane tasks of life don't seem all that "wonderful."  In this episode, it's our hope to effectively share what it means to truly understand God's will for each and every one of us, so that you can walk in the joy of the Lord regardless of what you do.  While society puts money, power, and fame on the highest pedestals of success, the Christian worldview seeks to make relationship with Christ foundational, "so that in everything he might be preeminent."
Apr 03, 2019
3: His Side: Saving Yourself Until Marriage
By popular request, Jordan shares his experience from a guy's perspective about waiting until marriage.  Of course it isn't the popular opinion (especially among the male population) but it's what God knows is best for a successful and thriving happily ever after.  If you are a girl looking for encouragement for your boyfriend or fiancé; or if you are a guy wondering if you're alone in your choice to wait until marriage to become sexually active, this episode is for you.
Mar 27, 2019
2: Pre-Marriage Expectations: Lessons We Learned
Tune is as we share some stories about our background and upbringing, and how those experiences affected what expectations we brought to our marriage.  We gained a wealth of insight from going through a pre-marriage class at our church a few months before we got married, and we strongly recommend anyone listening and soon to be married to do the same!  In particular, we get into the details about how we handle household roles and responsibilities, parenting, finances, personal time with each other, and time with the Lord.  By no means do we have everything figured out, but God is continuing to work on us each day.  Enjoy! M&J
Mar 20, 2019
1: Intro
We are beyond thrilled to begin this journey with the Lord and all our listeners!  In this first episode, we share out motivation for what got us to start this podcast and what we pray God does with it.  Stay tuned for future episodes every Wednesday!  We will be discussing faith, marriage, parenting, family, finances, work, school, and more.  God bless!
Mar 12, 2019