Burn the Ships!

Marriage is designed to be a covenantal relationship that far exceeds any other relational construct. It’s immensely important and incredibly beautiful as God designed it. In this episode we talked about the bigness and depth of what it means to live in a covenantal marriage. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free to check out our other podcast episodes here. We’d love your help!…

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. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free…

Gender Roles in Marriage, Healing After Betrayal, Preparing for Marriage, and More (Q&A)

You asked, we discussed! Listen in as we tackled your most pressing questions about gender roles in marriage, healing after betrayal, and more. We talked about gender roles in marriage, healing after betrayal, how to handle disagreements about dangerous activities, newlywed dilemmas, and more. It was a fun episode. Enjoy! We mentioned a TON of resources in this episode, they’re listed below. The Fierce Marriage…

Navigating the Early Years of Marriage (Jeremy and Audrey Roloff)

Jeremy and Audrey met under during a very unique situation. More than 2.3 million people watched as Jeremy and Audrey Roloff shared their vows and committed their lives to each other on TLC’s hit show Little People, Big World. Listen in as we talked with them about their first five years of marriage and how they learned that true love is something you choose to live out…

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…