A Wedding Sermon from a 1943 Prison Cell 

I remember the sermon given at our wedding pretty well. It applied directly to Selena and me, and the pastor drew from things he knew were distinct to our relationship. Perhaps you remember the sermon given at your wedding? Perhaps it’s all a blur… mine is a mixture of vivid memory and foggy recollection. The below sermon is one written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer to his…

Prenuptial Agreements: Are They Good or Bad?

Prenuptial agreements are a fairly common practice nowadays. As people of faith, how should we view and approach them? What should we do if we have a prenuptial agreement already in place? We’ll discuss these questions and more in today’s episode! We hope you’ll join us and listen in! Listen:  Mentioned in today’s podcast: https://www.gotquestions.org/prenuptial-agreements.html CruxWatches.com A Reminder… If we’ve earned it, we’d greatly…

Podcast: Live Q&A #2 (Uncut and Unfiltered)

Ryan and Selena answer questions from readers around the world! Uncut, unedited, and unfiltered… for better or worse (a little like marriage!) Fierce Marriage (the book) is available for pre-order at https://fiercemarriagebook.com. Go there to learn more! Listen: A Reminder… If we’ve earned it, we’d greatly appreciate it if you would SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW this podcast on your app of choice. It takes 30-60…

Quit Trying So Hard

It feels wrong to start this blog post with advice to “quit trying so hard”. Since the beginning, this blog has been about encouraging couples to fight fiercely for their marriages—to never give up and to never give in. I still believe the latter, but I think it needs clarification. Why clarify when encouraging couples to fight for their marriages seems so obviously good? Clarity is…

Their Story: Dealing with Hardship When All Hope Seems Lost

My friend has a story that may change your life forever. About 6 months ago I asked Nathan and his wife, Anna, to consider writing this guest blog post. I did so knowing that their story, while incredibly difficult, needed to be told. Why? Primarily, to show God’s grace and faithfulness, even amidst suffering. But also to help others who may be facing, or will face,…

Her Story: God’s Redemption After My Abortion

The videos released about Planned Parenthood on social media are disturbing for reasons we are all aware of. Ryan and I have been praying (a lot) about how to respond to you; the readers, our FM community…on a marriage blog. We’ve questioned if should respond on social media or would we be adding to the noise? However, as Christians, Ryan and I can’t be silent, because in the…

Sean Lowe: Faith, Fighting Fiercely and His First Year of Marriage

Ryan and I had the privilege of sitting down with last season’s The Bachelor, Sean Lowe, to talk about his first year of marriage to the lovely Catherine (Guidici) Lowe (who had a prior commitment). We asked him some pretty pointed questions about his faith in Jesus, how he fights fiercely for Catherine in their marriage, and how they navigate being normal newlyweds despite their not-so-normal dating relationship.