Decision Drivers in Marriage

Decisions, decisions! The average couple makes hundreds of small decisions and many significant ones on a daily basis. The question is, where do our choices come from? As we discussed in this episode, every decision is rooted in some core value, and our core values have to do with our views of wisdom and folly as well as our ability to act on our views.…

Know Your Soil

In this episode we discussed gardening (of all things) and how “knowing our soil” in marriage is critical to loving each other in the fullest context of covenantal love. Read the Full Transcript Read the Shownotes

A Truer, Better, More Exciting Normal (Matt and Lisa Jacobson)

The Jacobsons are a gift and a blessing. In this episode we talked about how God’s view for marriage and family is so much better than our own or the world’s. We specifically covered when to have kids (they had 8, and late!), the adventure of marriage God’s way, porn & purity, how to prioritize your marriage over kids, and so much more. This interview…

Discerning the Voices That Speak Into Your Marriage

A listener asked, “who we should let influence our thoughts, opinions, and actions” in life and marriage. Join us as we root out the where and why we believe voices and ideas that shouldn’t have input into our lives. Warning, things got a little more fiery… but we still had fun.

How Do We Begin Walking with God as a Couple?

A listener wrote in with a great question. She mentioned that they know they need to grow in their marriage, they want to experience deeper levels of intimacy, and they know they need to center their home on Christ… but then she asked, where do we start? “Do we just pick up our Bible and read?” In this episode, we talked about three big areas…

How to Read Your Bible Together (and Why it’s so Important)

What else is there to say? There’s nothing like God’s Word… for life, for marriage, for anything. In this episode we talk about WHAT the Bible is, why it’s irreplaceable, and how to read more Scripture as a couple. Read the Full Transcript Read the Shownotes

How Do I Pray With My Spouse? (Part 2)

This topic is the result of many readers asking us the question “How do I pray with my spouse?” In the last post, I covered the “why and when” of praying with your spouse. Now I hope to get a bit more practical and discuss the “how”. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read the previous post so you can have the full…

How Do I Pray with My Spouse? (Part 1)

Nothing changes our hearts like praying with the living God! In this episode we talk about the why, when, and how of prayer, particularly for married couples and spouses praying for one another. Readers often ask the question “How do I pray with my spouse?” Here is a quick look at what prayer is (why we pray), when to pray, and how to start. As…

First Things and Next Things

It’s tempting to try and figure out next things while losing sight of what should be first things. As we approach another year, it’s vitally important to recalibrate ourselves based on what actually is of most importance, then we can reverse-engineer our way into “next things” from there. Many believe that their marriage “is what it is”, and that people can’t change. In one way,…

Fighting for Peace in Your Marriage

Peace is more than the absence of conflict—so much more. The Bible’s definition of peace is all-encompassing, and has very little to do with outside circumstances. In this episode, Ryan & Selena talk through peace as a fruit of the Spirit, made available to us through the Prince of Peace himself, Jesus! We hope it blesses you. Read the Full Transcript Read the Shownotes