The Feelings of Men

We often oversimplify and associate manly needs in a relationship with physical affection and leave it there. Women are the softer side of the marriage, right? Guys are all grit and sports and beards and cars and red meat and stuff – real Ron Swansons if you know what I mean. We must not forget that men can be very emotional; even intensely emotional. I’d…

Singleness and Dating to the Glory of God

Dating is not something talked about a whole lot in the Bible. We can gather bits and pieces about it, but it can sometimes feel hard to discern the best paths forward in a dating relationship—especially one headed for a fierce marriage. :) In this special podcast episode, we interviewed Kait Warman, a gospel-centered dating “expert” (our word, not hers) and host of the Heart…

3 Aspects of Unforgettable Dates After “I Do”

We haven’t always been the best at dating. Sure, we’ve been out to dinner and done many activities in the name of pursuing each other, but we haven’t been as intentional about it as we would’ve liked. And as our family has grown we’ve found ourselves dating even less. As we’ve learned and grown in this area, we’ve discovered that there are a few unique…

The Power and Joy of Living “On Mission” as a Couple

Nothing will unify a couple like purpose in Christ. It’s knowing why and how you are called to love that will sustain your marriage for a lifetime. A couple on mission fulfills the Great Commission (Matt 28:19) in ways specific to how God designed marriage to flourish and function. A husband and wife on mission do this with unity, joy, and gospel-fueled excitement. This is…

How to Study the Bible as a Couple

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…

Blended Families: Navigating Complexities with Hope and Joy

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 episode of The Fierce Marriage Podcast, we had the incredible joy of speaking with Mike and Kim Anderson, the proverbial “experts” on blended families. Before we get into the podcast episode about…

5 Strategies for Healthy Step-Families

Couples in blended families face some of the most complex issues marriages can possibly face. That’s why I’m thrilled to have this guest blog post from Mike and Kim Anderson. We recently interviewed them on the Fierce Marriage Podcast and our conversation was so helpful that I asked them to write an article. Important note: you can’t talk about step-families without talking about what the…

The 3 Types of Intimacy and How Transparency Grows Each One

Today’s podcast conversation was both fun and challenging. We talked through 1 John 1:5-9 in terms of how we’re called to “walk in the light” as a married couple who follows Christ. We discussed the three types of intimacy and how to grow in each one: sexual, emotional, and spiritual. We hope you listen and enjoy! The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free to…

Q&A: Growing in Intimacy, Abortion, Headship/Submission, and More

Periodically, we do a full episode of Q&A from listeners. This week, we answered some fun questions and some more difficult ones. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free to check out our other podcast episodes here. Questions addressed include: Any tips for quiet time with Jesus alone and/or together in a season with a newborn and a toddler? How can we get back…

3 Types of Margin You Absolutely Need in Your Marriage

Things never go as planned. I have an idea of where I’d like my days to go, but the only predictable thing about life is that it’s unpredictable. The vast majority of my life feels like I’m just along for the ride and the driver could care less where I think we should go. Why is life so hard to plan perfectly? Because things happen which…