Are Your Words Off-Limits, Unhelpful, or Wise?

Is it me or is marriage is just another word for “endlessly learning to communicate”? Agreed, there is so much more to marriage than communication, but how many marital issues would be erased or solved if we just learned to communicate healthier? As a husband and wife team, it’s important to establish healthy communication ground rules. The Fierce Marriage Podcast: Note: We recently recorded a…

Abortion, Birth Control, IVF, and Babies (Adam and Chelsea Griffin)

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. In this special episode of the Fierce Marriage podcast, we talked with Adam and Chelsea 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…

3 Ground Rules for Experiencing Real Honesty with Your Spouse

Recently I walked out to our deck and began flailing my arms uncontrollably. I’m positive I looked like an idiot. Why, you ask? Two words: spider web. As I stepped outside I felt that familiar, sticky feeling all over my arms and face. The more I moved, the more I felt it. In about half a second I transformed from a calm, collected, adult man…

Burn the Ships!

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. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free to check out our other podcast episodes here. We’d love your help!…

Becoming a “Family Team” (Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke)

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. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free…

Pornography (Part 2: The Path to Purity)

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. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free to check out our other podcast episodes here.…

Pornography (Part 1: The Problem)

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. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:    Please feel free to check out our other podcast episodes here. Please see the…

Healing from Past Trauma, the Gospel, and Love (Preston and Jackie Hill Perry)

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. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free to check out our other podcast episodes here. Connect with the Perrys on…

Gender Roles in Marriage, Healing After Betrayal, Preparing for Marriage, and More (Q&A)

You asked, we discussed! Listen in as we tackled your most pressing questions about gender roles in marriage, healing after betrayal, and more. We talked about gender roles in marriage, healing after betrayal, how to handle disagreements about dangerous activities, newlywed dilemmas, and more. It was a fun episode. Enjoy! We mentioned a TON of resources in this episode, they’re listed below. The Fierce Marriage…

The Hearts and Feelings of Men (Podcast Episode)

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 (based on this blog post), how wives can help their husbands process…