Common Lies We Believe About Marriage (and Truths to Dispel Them)

Sometimes marriage is challenging because of a lie we’re believing on some level. For instance, if we believe (deep down) that there’s only one ‘right’ person to marry and we’re in a tough season, we may begin doubting our entire marriage. Another common lie is, “What I do on my own time won’t affect my marriage.” It definitely does. We discussed these lies and more…

Singleness and Dating to the Glory of God

Dating is not something talked about a whole lot in the Bible. We can gather bits and pieces about it, but it can sometimes feel hard to discern the best paths forward in a dating relationship—especially one headed for a fierce marriage. :) In this special podcast episode, we interviewed Kait Warman, a gospel-centered dating “expert” (our word, not hers) and host of the Heart…

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…

3 Important Lessons for All Newlyweds

When Selena and I were just starting Fierce Marriage, few people knew or cared we even existed and even fewer took an active interest. Scott was one of the very few people who not only took an interest but became a fast friend and consistent voice of wisdom for us. This week we had the honor of speaking with him on the Fierce Marriage Podcast!…

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…

Cohabitation: is it Good or Bad, and Why?

The popularity of marriage appears to be trending downward while cohabitation trends upward. Culture seems to favor cohabitation, but the facts say that’s a bad thing. As Christians, it’s important to understand why cohabitation is bad from both a biblical perspective as well as sociologically, for ourselves but also as lights and salt in our communities. In this episode, we’ll dive deep into the reasons…

5 Specific Ways to Pray for Your Spouse

Prayer is one of the most tangible and powerful ways you can love your spouse. For Christians, the importance of prayer is readily acknowledged but often forgotten. This tendency to forget is probably because we haven’t had a deep revelation of what prayer is and why we do it. NOTE: Our NEW prayer devotionals will be here in September, 2018! Make sure to visit 40Prayers.com…

8 Characteristics of a Healthy (and Happy) Sex-Life

One of the most prevalent topics we get questions about is sex and intimacy. And for good reason: sexual intimacy is an important part of marriage, but it also tends to be one of the most misunderstood. For starters, here are some biblical truths about sex: Sex is a good, gracious gift from God. He designed it. Sex is created exclusively for the marriage covenant.…

A Wedding Sermon from a 1943 Prison Cell 

I remember the sermon given at our wedding pretty well. It applied directly to Selena and me, and the pastor drew from things he knew were distinct to our relationship. Perhaps you remember the sermon given at your wedding? Perhaps it’s all a blur… mine is a mixture of vivid memory and foggy recollection. The below sermon is one written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer to his…

Prenuptial Agreements: Are They Good or Bad?

Prenuptial agreements are a fairly common practice nowadays. As people of faith, how should we view and approach them? What should we do if we have a prenuptial agreement already in place? We’ll discuss these questions and more in today’s episode! We hope you’ll join us and listen in! Listen:  Mentioned in today’s podcast: https://www.gotquestions.org/prenuptial-agreements.html CruxWatches.com A Reminder… If we’ve earned it, we’d greatly…