Blended Families: Navigating Complexities with Hope and Joy

Being in a blended family is as complex as it is challenging. The good news is that you aren’t without hope in the Gospel and help from others who care! In today’s special episode of The Fierce Marriage Podcast, we had the incredible joy of speaking with Mike and Kim Anderson, the proverbial “experts” on blended families. Before we get into the podcast episode about…

Q&A: Growing in Intimacy, Abortion, Headship/Submission, and More

Periodically, we do a full episode of Q&A from listeners. This week, we answered some fun questions and some more difficult ones. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free to check out our other podcast episodes here. Questions addressed include: Any tips for quiet time with Jesus alone and/or together in a season with a newborn and a toddler? How can we get back…

Hope for Those Living in a One-Sided Marriage

One of the biggest sources of strife in marriage is being unequally yoked. In this week’s podcast episode, we sought to answer one of the hardest questions we face: What is the husband or wife to do if their spouse isn’t trying or won’t re-engage with the relationship? There’s no easy answer, and everyone’s situation is different. And, if I’m honest, I struggle to answer…

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…