How Do I Pray With My Spouse? (Part 2)

This topic is the result of many readers asking us the question “How do I pray with my spouse?” In the last post, I covered the “why and when” of praying with your spouse. Now I hope to get a bit more practical and discuss the “how”. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read the previous post so you can have the full…

How Do I Pray with My Spouse? (Part 1)

Nothing changes our hearts like praying with the living God! In this episode we talk about the why, when, and how of prayer, particularly for married couples and spouses praying for one another. Readers often ask the question “How do I pray with my spouse?” Here is a quick look at what prayer is (why we pray), when to pray, and how to start. As…

Fight Me!

There is an art to arguing well. The first, and most important key to fighting well is to never give up—never quit the fight, run away, or disengage. “Push through the ambush.” In this episode, Ryan and Selena look at what the Bible says about conflict, then they discuss 5 practical tips for fighting well.

Faked Transparency vs. True Vulnerability

It’s so easy to feign transparency in marriage. We can give just enough info to give the appearance of vulnerability, all the while failing to be meaningfully vulnerable with one another. In this episode, we talked about the roots of why we “fake it” in marriage, and how the Gospel compels us to fight instead for true vulnerability. Read the Full Transcript Read the Shownotes

Communicating With Clarity When Things Aren’t So Clear

Communication continues to be one of the most hotly requested topics from our listeners. So, today we talked about themes that tend to undermine healthy communication: 1) Oversimplification, 2) Failure to Empathize, and 3) Bad Timing and Tone. Listen and learn new ways to approach conversations and conflict with clarity fueled by biblical love. We hope you enjoy! Read the Full Transcript Read the Shownotes

The Art of (Actually) Apologizing

Today we explored 8 aspects of truly apologizing to your spouse! It’s not easy saying you’re sorry. It’s even harder apologizing in a way that leads to deep, lasting reconciliation (even during small conflicts). Listen in to discover and learn the Art of Apologizing. We hope it blesses you! Read the Full Transcript Read the Shownotes

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,…

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.

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…

Building an Emotionally Safe Marriage (Dr. Josh and Christi Straub)

Josh and Christi are the real deal. Highly educated, faith-filled, and articulate communicators. In today’s special interview episode, we talked about what it takes to have an emotionally safe marriage. We discussed the “fight, flight, or freeze” response to trauma in your marriage, as well as our tendency to gloss over or forget to utilize ’emotion language’ as couples. We enjoyed our conversation, and we…