We had a baby! What we’re learning about marriage in the first week of bei... December 6, 2013 | Ryan Frederick
5 Creative Ways to Love Your Husband November 25, 2013 | Selena Frederick
My Wife Doesn’t Complete Me November 15, 2013 | Ryan Frederick
6 Ways to Affair-Proof Your Marriage November 12, 2013 | Ryan Frederick
Pains and Rewards of the Humble Route November 5, 2013 | Selena Frederick
20 Simple Axioms for Marriage October 30, 2013 | Ryan Frederick
Video: What does selfless love look like?... October 25, 2013 | Selena Frederick
Welcome to Fierce Marriage
This site is devoted to helping couples build better marriages. In short, we believe that building a Christ-centered marriage requires a fierce tenacity that never gives up and never gives in; there is no Plan B. When we vowed “Till death do us part”, we meant it.
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Traveling is risky business. While it’s physically safe to travel, being away from home poses unique risks to your marriage if your character and integrity are weak. In fact, you’ll face the temptations and integrity-compromising situations I’ll be discussing in everyday life, but during solo travel they’re much more apparent.
Traveling is an escape of sorts. You’re whisked away on a plane to a faraway …
Recently on my social media feeds, I’ve seen arguments back and forth about a wealth and prosperity “gospel” and how it aligns (or doesn’t align) with the message of Christ. Reading through some of the articles, naturally I started thinking about how these conflicting messages affect marriage.
In John 10:10, Jesus talks about “life to the full” or “abundant life.” What exactly does that mean …
I’m not a fan of gimmicky titles, but this one just works. We sometimes laugh when we feel a fight bubbling up because we remember the advice we once received: “fight naked”! The idea is that it’s really hard to fight angrily when you’re both in your birthday suits! While practically applicable, the axiom is actually very profound.
Author Tim Keller says in his podcast, “When …
So what does 50 years of marriage and friendship look like? Bill & Glad show us a glimpse. I simply had to share their story.
As Selena will attest, I’m not really a cryer. It’s not that I don’t feel, I think I’m just pretty even-keel about things. I think she can count on one hand the times she’s seen me cry…our wedding day, the death …
In my last post I discussed our ‘propensity for poison’ and covered the first P that can poison your marriage. If you haven’t, I encourage you to read it first, as it prefaces this post and sets a solid foundation. With that said, let’s dive right in to the second and third Ps that can poison your marriage.
The Three Ps That Can Poison Your …
Pennies, perversion, and pride. Selena and I have experienced each ‘poison’ for sure; there’s no getting around it. In fact, each poison tries to rear its ugly head and we’re often engaged in full blown warfare to keep them at bay. They are truly poisonous, they will kill your marriage unless addressed with God’s help. In this post, I’ll discuss our ‘propensity for poison’ and cover the first …
This past weekend I was challenged to rediscover the love of Christ in my life. Why? Because I was feeling slightly burnt out from ministry; a little overwhelmed by life (being pregnant is NO JOKE) and my patience was wearing thin – blame the tiredness of pregnancy or my inability to deal with the daily challenges of life…I was depending on myself and failing miserably.
I enjoy trees immensely. They’re beautiful, complex, and essential for life on earth. I find them interesting biologically (just ask Selena.. she’s had to endure many of my nerdy observations) and I find them revealing when we view them as an analogy for our lives with God.
This morning for my devotional, I broke my current pattern of working through John and decided to do …