Crafting a Family Vision/Mission (Replay)

Few things have been as impactful in our lives and marriage as our family vision. Years back when we felt aimless and flustered, we took the time to have in-depth discussions about what matters most to us: as Christians, as a family, and as a couple. The result was our family vision statement, which has helped us immensely since.

Purposeful Sendoffs (The Home, 4 of 4)

What an opportunity we have, as Christians, to view our days as more than simply coming and going to/from work, activities, church, the store, and wherever else daily life takes you. What if every exit from the home was a strategic send-off of an ambassador out into the world? God has provided opportunities for us to live out the Great Commission uniquely and purposefully within…

Seizing Missional Moments (The Home, 1 of 4)

Our mission is point couples to Christ and encourage them in the Gospel, but what can be said of the spaces those same couples occupy, namely, the home? In this new series, we’ll be looking closely at the home and the role it can play in the spiritual formation, emotional connection, and missional alignment of you, our lovely listeners. Enjoy!

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…

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…

Love Your Spouse for the Joy Set Before You

Loving and serving my spouse…. and loving and serving myself. What’s the relationship between the two? Are they opposites? They certainly seem to be! Is one part of the other? Which one? Two truths from Scripture Jesus is very clear in Luke 9:23—  If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. We also have…

Priorities and Unity Q&A

Today is all about your questions! Listen in as we seek to address your questions about priorities and unity from a biblical perspective. We hope it blesses and helps you.   Read the Full Transcript Read the Shownotes

God, Spouse, Kids— Priorities Matter

When things are in alignment, everything runs smoothly. But when one piece of the puzzle is missing— or one moving part of an engine is out of place— the whole system becomes compromised.  My husband and I hit rock bottom in our marriage before we recognized that our priorities were way out of alignment. Perhaps you feel this in your own marriage right now.  Maybe…