Calling Us Out to Draw Us In

God calls us out of our hiding, not for our shame, but so that we may flourish in fulfilling our ultimate purpose: to glorify him. This description is short, because I’m writing it as we wait for Selena to have our third daughter! Carry on… we hope this episode blesses you! The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Check out our other podcast episodes here. We’d love…

Marriage Adversaries vs. Marriage Advocates

While it is nice to have friends around you that will watch your back and take your side, those same friends should understand that most often, the BEST way they can love you well is to fight for you AND the health of your marriage. In this episode, we discussed the differences between marriage advocates vs. marriage adversaries. Enjoy! The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Check…

Prayer + Pursuit, and Why Your Marriage Needs Both

Your marriage needs both PRAYER and PURSUIT. Prayer is going to God and entrusting him with everything that is out of your control, while pursuit means choosing to live out the actions of love. In this episode we hashed out principles and practicalities around both. Enjoy! The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Check out our other podcast episodes here. We’d love your help! If our ministry…

Growing Together While Apart / Military Deployments

Brooks and Hunter (she’s the founder of the Journeywomen podcast!) have spent the majority of their time as a married couple apart. Still, even with their time apart, they learned ways to grow closer to one another and closer to Christ. If you or your spouse are serving in the military, this episode is for you. Or, if you know someone who struggles with long…

Foundations of Forgiveness

Forgiving others when we’re genuinely hurt is one of the most difficult but important principles we must learn in marriage. In this episode, we looked at The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18) and explored all it can mean for life and marriage. We hope it blesses you. Listen below. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Check out our other podcast episodes here. We’d love…

5 Hurtful Phrases to Remove from Your Marriage Vocabulary

It seems like marriage is just another word for “endlessly learning to communicate”. Yes, 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 in a more healthy manner? Our 15 years of marriage have taught us that it’s not a matter of if we disagree, but when we do,…

Is Your Marriage the “Good Soil”?

It’s easy to grow hardened toward each other in marriage. It’s also far too easy to be distracted or shallow when it comes to growing in the ways that matter most. Jesus calls our hearts soil, so how can we mindfully cultivate the soil of our hearts in a way that allows the Gospel to bear maximum fruit in our lives? In this episode, we…

Control, Surrender, Your Marriage, and You

The desire to control outcomes and realities is at the root of all marital discord. Why? Because at its root the desire to control that which is out of our control is rooted in a distrust of God. If our spouse is disengaged, we want to nag so he or she will re-engage. When our finances aren’t where we want them to be, we work…

Crushing Comparison

It seems natural to compare ourselves to others. As humans, we compare appearances, careers, marriages, and even spouses. Society encourages it. The chief problem of comparisons is that they’re usually based on romanticized half-truths. Most often when we compare, we base expectations of ourselves on standards that aren’t accurate – they’re perceived. We’d love your help! If our ministry has helped you, we’d be honored if…

Battling Discouragement in Life and Marriage

Looking inward is just about the worst way to handle ongoing discouragement in life and marriage. Instead, we must look to Christ and God’s Word to realign our downcast hearts with the promises afforded us in the Gospel. As a married couple, you can also help each other by reminding one another about the never-fading goodness in Christ. We hope this episode encourages you, especially…