I Love You… I Just Don’t LIKE You Right Now

If you’d rather be at work than at home, then you may not LIKE your spouse… or, if you’d prefer to spend time with others over your spouse, then you may not LIKE each other as much as you realized. The examples go on! This problem is not uncommon among otherwise happily married couples. What’s uncommon, however, is when couples know how to get back…

Finding ‘Fierce’ Friends That Fight for Your Marriage

There are certain aspects of friendships that qualify them as distinctly “Christian community”, specifically purposed for our sanctification and discipleship as followers of Christ. What do we mean? You’ll have to listen! You can expect to learn about 5 distinguishing qualities of Christian community: Gospel centrality, true transparency, deep discipleship, consistency, and commitment.

Enduring Friendship, Enduring Marriage

Your friendship is one of the pillars of your marriage. But could it be that our view of friendship (in modern culture) could be having negative effects on our view of the marital covenant? In this week’s episode, we discuss what the Bible teaches and shows us about marriage and contrast what we learn against the prevalent view in culture today. We enjoyed it, and…

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.

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…

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!

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…

The Amazing Joys of Marriage

A few months ago, Selena and I got to meet one of our heroes in person: Gary Thomas. We were walking into the dining room of a retreat center when we saw Gary and Lisa approaching. Before I could awkwardly introduce myself, he warmly and enthusiastically greeted me: “Hey Ryan!”, he said. I couldn’t believe it. “He knows who we are?” I thought. (In hindsight, it…

Can I Have Close Friends of the Opposite Sex?

There is a lot of godly information and instruction around this area of friendship with the opposite sex and whether or not it is something that can happen or should happen. In this episode, Ryan and Selena will discuss this controversial topic while sharing their own experiences and biblical understanding of how we “can have the wisdom to know and enjoy the blessing of friendship…