Decision Drivers in Marriage

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.…

Serving is Pursuing

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…

Surviving Infidelity (Tina Konkin)

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.

Sexual Intimacy (Sharon Jaynes)

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…

Expectations are Everything

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,…

A Truer, Better, More Exciting Normal (Matt and Lisa Jacobson)

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…

Are Your Hearts Hard or Soft?

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…

4 Talks to Help Cultivate a See-Through Marriage

We recently did a mini-series for our new book See-Through Marriage, where we focused on 4 main topics in the book that cover ways to cultivate a transparent marriage. Here, we have compiled all 4 episodes together in one place. We hope these episodes bless you and your marriage! You can purchase See-Through Marriage wherever books are sold. Sex: See-Through Marriage (1 of 4) In part…

Bringing Husbands Back to Life (Jerrad Lopes of Dad Tired)

A few days ago 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.

Take Heart, Hope is Yours

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…