Loving Your Spouse Through Grief: 3 Principles to Guide Your Care

When Casey and her husband lost their two-year-old daughter unexpectedly, the crushing sorrow could have destroyed their marriage. “Grief tends to exaggerate personalities and magnify what already is,” says Casey. Instead, the couple discovered that, if they stewarded the experience well, grief could actually strengthen their relationship. Research tells us that 12 percent of marriages end after the death of a child. While many couples…

What if I Married an Unbeliever?

One of the toughest questions we get: What if my spouse doesn’t believe in Jesus? What can I do? Well, today we discuss just that.

Margin for Marriage in the Chaos of Life (Shaun and Abbie Halberstadt)

Today we spoke with Shaun and Abbie Halberstadt—a godly couple gifted with 10 children!–about how they maintain a healthy marriage relationship in the chaos of everyday life. Abbie is the founder of M is for Mama, her blog, and recently published a book by the same name. Enjoy! Read the Full Transcript Read the Shownotes

How to Pray as a Couple (with Less Awkwardness)

We asked couples what keeps them from praying together, and the #1 answer was: it’s awkward. So, we did a whole episode on how to pray with your spouse (in a way that’s not too awkward). Enjoy! Read the Full Transcript Read the Shownotes

Skill #4: Making Sex Better (Back to Basics, 4 of 4)

As we finish out this series on marital basics and skills, we’re discussing the topics of sex and intimacy. The trouble most couples face in this area stems from a misunderstanding of the very nature of their sex life as a couple and the fact that it is, in fact, an area where you’re meant to grow and explore and figure out over your lifetimes…

Skill #2: Teamwork (Back to Basics, 2 of 4)

A constant reminder that floats throughout the Frederick household is “we’re on the same team(!!).” There is no replacement for truly being in unity, advocating for one another, making memories, and valuing one another as equally important parts of the marital team. The best part? Teamwork in marriage is a habit you can cultivate and if you do, it will revolutionize your relationship. We hope…

Two Individuals— Complete in Christ— Making Each Other Better

Remember the movie Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger? The line that got the most attention and was probably repeated most often was, “You complete me.”  It’s hard for me to even type that line without rolling my eyes.  While that might be a sweet line for a sappy country song, it reflects a deeply flawed approach to relationships. No human being “completes” us—…

Who Are We as “Us”? (Identity, 2 of 5)

You may have heard the biblical idea that “two became one flesh” when they get married. But what does that mean functionally? In this episode we talked through the implications of that statement when it comes to aspects of our individual identities as they are retained (or discarded) in a one-flesh marriage. Thanks for listening, we trust you’ll learn something and we pray it blesses…

5 Habits to Consistently Feel Joy Together (Joy, 4 of 4)

In past episodes we’ve looked at why joy is rightfully attached to our emotions. But, we don’t have to wait until we feel joy to stir it up in ourselves! In this week’s episode we talked about 5 very tangible things couples can do to have consistent joy together. We hope it blesses you!   Read the Full Transcript

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