The 7 Reasons for Sex (Sex Talks, 1 of 4)

Sex talks! This episode begins our series that’s all about sex. Today we talked about the 7 (Biblical) Reasons for Sex in order to set the stage for more granular—and perhaps tougher—talks in coming weeks. We hope that as you listen, we’re able to put words to feelings you’ve felt and give you tools to begin building a healthier, more Christ-centered sex life in your…

One Habit to Start Fostering Spiritual Growth in Your Marriage

Do you have a plan for the spiritual growth of your marriage? If you’re like me, you might be quick to say that spiritual growth is a top priority between you and your spouse, but I lived for years without a specific plan for growth. I wanted one. I even prayed for one. But my actual plan wasn’t very intentional. We went to church, and…

Skill #4: Making Sex Better (Back to Basics, 4 of 4)

As we finish out this series on marital basics and skills, we’re discussing the topics of sex and intimacy. The trouble most couples face in this area stems from a misunderstanding of the very nature of their sex life as a couple and the fact that it is, in fact, an area where you’re meant to grow and explore and figure out over your lifetimes…

Skill #3: Fighting Well (Back to Basics, 3 of 4)

If a couple can’t fight productively, things will be very difficult for them. In today’s episode we discuss practical ways to build the essential skill of arguing well as a couple. We hope it helps and blesses you, enjoy! Our marriage learning project ~~Gospel Centered Marriage~~ is open for enrollment! It’s a great way to build a solid marriage foundation get on the same page…

How Do I Know if I Have a Pornography Problem?

There used to be a clearer line between the appropriate and inappropriate. But today, movies, TV shows, music, social media accounts, video games, billboards, magazines— many of them contain inappropriate, sexually-stimulating material. To be clear: Since the Fall in Genesis 3, every human culture has distorted God’s pure and holy intention for human sexuality. What’s perhaps unique to our culture is just how pervasive, accessible,…

Skill #2: Teamwork (Back to Basics, 2 of 4)

A constant reminder that floats throughout the Frederick household is “we’re on the same team(!!).” There is no replacement for truly being in unity, advocating for one another, making memories, and valuing one another as equally important parts of the marital team. The best part? Teamwork in marriage is a habit you can cultivate and if you do, it will revolutionize your relationship. We hope…

The Renewal of Sabbath

Hi there! I’m Zena, the editor at Fierce Marriage and Fierce Parenting. I read this excerpt from A Surrendered Yes by Rebekah Lyons and needed to pass it along to you, dear readers! I particularly loved this nugget of wisdom: “We don’t need to hustle to prove something God says is already true.” Observing Sabbath has been a big-time game changer for my family; I…

Skill #1: Self Control (Back to Basics, 1 of 4)

Welcome to SEASON 5 of the podcast. We can’t believe it! This week we’re launching a new series that’s all about getting back to the basics. Over the next four episodes we’ll be talking through four skills, or basics, that are necessary for a marriage that thrives. We hope it blesses and helps you! Our marriage learning project ~~Gospel Centered Marriage~~ is open for enrollment!…

Returning to Basic Rhythms of Rest & Relationship

Our family played hard this summer. We said “Yes!” to all the pool and beach time we could and “Yes!” to all the popsicles. It felt so good to say yes, be out, and see our people. But every action has an equal and opposite reaction, right? So as we joyfully said “Yes!” to a lot of fun things, we were necessarily saying “No” to…

Big Announcement! (Identity, 5 of 5)

Listen in for a special announcement! It does tie into the series… don’t worry. :) Thanks for listening! If you’d like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.