What is a ‘Marriage After God’?

What if God has purposed your marriage for something so much more than happily ever after? Since the very beginning, God’s design for marriage is for husbands and wives to be ambassadors of holy love to a hurting world. Still, so many couples stop short at happy and wonder why they feel unsatisfied. Rather than “you and me against the world,” God calls each couple…

Your Habits and the Health of Your Marriage

Habits are behaviors that form your character, life, and experience over time. Often times, our habits are our default behaviors… but we’re called to cultivate “the ground” (soil) of our lives, which means the healthiest habits won’t happen without our effort. What could developing healthier habits mean for your marriage? They could change everything. Listen below for more! Resources Mentioned: Download the FREE eBook: 5…

Biblical Stewardship and Marriage (Dr. Scott and Linda Rodin)

Dr. Scott and Linda Rodin have had an incredible impact on our marriage, albeit from afar. In their 40 years of marriage, they’ve raised babies, built remarkable careers, and embarked on countless adventures. In our talk, we discussed what it means to be “a steward of your spouse’s heart” and much more! Dr. Scott Rodin is a speaker and author focusing on Biblical Stewardship, and…

The Wonder of Family Worship

Few ideas have changed the culture of our family as much as Family Worship. In this episode, we discussed where the idea of Family Worship comes from (biblically, historically) and talked about practical ways to implement it in your household. Enjoy! Here’s the book we mentioned: Family Worship, by Donald S. Whitney. By it here ($7.99) The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free to…

Is Your Marriage the “Good Soil”?

It’s easy to grow hardened toward each other in marriage. It’s also far too easy to be distracted or shallow when it comes to growing in the ways that matter most. Jesus calls our hearts soil, so how can we mindfully cultivate the soil of our hearts in a way that allows the Gospel to bear maximum fruit in our lives? In this episode, we…

Control, Surrender, Your Marriage, and You

The desire to control outcomes and realities is at the root of all marital discord. Why? Because at its root the desire to control that which is out of our control is rooted in a distrust of God. If our spouse is disengaged, we want to nag so he or she will re-engage. When our finances aren’t where we want them to be, we work…

Uprooting Bitterness In Your Marriage

Seeds and roots of bitterness start subtly. We must be aware and wise to identify them and uproot them before they get out of control. In this episode, we talked about the true root of bitterness (it may not be what you think) and how standing in awe of God is the only true way to uproot it. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel…

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…

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…

How to Study the Bible as a Couple

Approaching the Bible can be intimidating. We can easily feel overwhelmed or under-equipped. However, reading God’s Word is easily one of, if not THE, most important things you can do as a couple. With that said, take heart! God is faithful to make His word accessible to all who approach it willingly. In today’s episode, Ryan and Selena talked about how to overcome fears, what…