Abortion, Birth Control, IVF, and Babies (Adam and Chelsea Griffin)

Adam and Chelsea Griffin are a force for life. Adam is a pastor and podcaster in the Dallas area and Chelsea is a Labor & Delivery nurse. In this special episode of the Fierce Marriage podcast, we talked with Adam and Chelsea about all things “life”, especially in terms of abortion, birth control, IVF, and God’s desire for children in the family. Today’s conversation was…

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…

Accountability in Marriage (What it Is and What it Isn’t)

Accountability in marriage is so much more than asking if and how you’ve sinned in the past week. It’s about spouses embracing their role in each others’ tangible walk with Christ. In this week’s episode, we talked about what accountability isn’t, what it is, and how to ask questions that get to the heart of the matter. Mentioned: Get the accountability questions here The Fierce Marriage…

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…

The 3 Types of Intimacy and How Transparency Grows Each One

Today’s podcast conversation was both fun and challenging. We talked through 1 John 1:5-9 in terms of how we’re called to “walk in the light” as a married couple who follows Christ. We discussed the three types of intimacy and how to grow in each one: sexual, emotional, and spiritual. We hope you listen and enjoy! The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free to…

The Best Intimacy is Spiritual Intimacy

Everyone wants to be closer to their spouse. Closer in every way. It’s reflected in the many questions we get, like: How can we grow in our faith together? How can we build Christ-centered rhythms into our daily and weekly lives? In this week’s podcast, we tackled those questions by exploring the topic of Spiritual Intimacy. Among the things discussed are prayer, Scripture reading, spiritual…

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…

The 3 Non-Negotiables in Marriage

Everyone builds their marriage on something. What is your marriage founded upon? More importantly, is the foundation of your marriage secure? In this episode, we explore what we consider the 3 non-negotiables for marriage and take a look at how when they’re in place, everything about your marriage will change. I hope it blesses you! We’d love your help! If our ministry has helped you, we’d…

Are You Over-Focusing On Your Marriage?

In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss how our earthly marriage is simply a shadow to our eternal marriage with Christ, and the implications of living too focused on the happiness level of our marriage rather than the One we were created for can have … As marriage ministers, it’s important for us to continually point people to Christ and commission marriages for the gospel…

Your Marriage is Your Ministry (Part 2, Functional Discipleship)

This episode continues our talk about how your marriage is your ministry, particularly through discipleship. When we live for God we are ministers of His gospel, period. You don’t have to be a vocational pastor or licensed priest, we are all lay-ministers of Christ (“lay” comes from “laity” which means common people). Ministry is a byproduct of knowing God intimately and allowing Him to pour…