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…

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…

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…