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The Fierce Marriage Podcast

The Fierce Marriage Podcast

Show hosts Ryan and Selena Frederick discuss modern marriage issues with their trademark transparency, humor, and gospel-centered discussion. Join them for honest conversations, light-hearted hilarity, and more than enough grace to go around.

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Be Romantic or... Repent??

What if someone told you that you needed to repent for a lack of romance in your marriage? You'd probably respond like us: bewildered, defensive, and with nervous laughter. In today's podcast episode we'll dig beneath the surface understanding of romance and talk about how how it's connected?in more ways than one?to the states of our hearts. It was a fun, challenging talk but our pain is your gain. Enjoy!

Our brand new marriage learning project, Gospel Centered Marriage is now LIVE. It's a great way to get a solid marriage foundation and finally get on the same page. Visit GospelCenteredMarriage.com to learn more. New mini-courses are being released monthly!

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2021-02-23
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Out of the Dust (Chris and Stephanie Teague) (Replay)

Chris and Stephanie lived the ideal romantic story. They were highschool sweethearts, they loved each other, and they shared a love and devotion for God. Everything changed when Chris lost his faith, left Stephanie, and filed for divorce. They thought they had reached the end of their story, but God had other plans.

To learn more about Chris and Stephanie and Out of the Dust, visit outofthedustmusic.com. If their story has encouraged or helped you, you can support them by buying their album on iTunes or on their website (all info can be found on their website).

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Our brand new marriage learning project, Gospel Centered Marriage is now LIVE. It's a great way to get a solid marriage foundation and finally get on the same page. Visit GospelCenteredMarriage.com to learn more.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2021-02-16
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5 Hurtful Phrases to Delete From Your Marriage Vocabulary

It?s impossible to define everything everyone should or shouldn?t say in every situation. However, there are some phrases that are usually unhelpful for marriage. Join us as we explore each one!

Our brand new marriage learning project, Gospel Centered Marriage is now LIVE. It's a great way to get a solid marriage foundation and finally get on the same page. Visit GospelCenteredMarriage.com to learn more.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2021-02-09
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The 5 Biggest Obstacles to Transparency During Lockdown

We're finding that even though couples are spending more time together than ever, they're still drifting apart. Physical closeness doesn't automatically beget emotional intimacy. In this special episode, we discussed the 5 most common reasons husbands and wives fail to be fully known by each other. This recording is from a special online event hosted by Impactus Ministries (Promise Keepers Canada). Visit Impactus.org to learn more.

Our brand new marriage learning project, Gospel Centered Marriage is now LIVE. It's a great way to get a solid marriage foundation and finally get on the same page. Visit GospelCenteredMarriage.com to learn more.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2021-02-02
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All About Attachment Styles

Attachment styles are all about the way you interact the way you do, particularly around need, affection, and conflict. In this episode we talked through the four common attachment styles for relationships and, as usual, looked at Scripture to see how the gospel informs this area of marriage. We hope it blesses you!

Our brand new marriage learning project, Gospel Centered Marriage is now LIVE. It's a great way to get a solid marriage foundation and finally get on the same page. Visit https://GospelCenteredMarriage.com to learn more.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2021-01-26
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What, exactly, is a gospel centered marriage?

If we're not careful, the word "gospel" can become cliche and ineffectual in our hearts, but as the people of God, we must never move beyond the miracle and outworkings of it! In this week's episode, we took a deep dive into what it means to be a truly gospel centered couple. And, as usual, we had some fun along the way! We hope the content we covered blesses and convicts you as it did us.

As we mentioned, our brand new marriage learning project, Gospel Centered Marriage is now LIVE. It's a great way to start your year getting trained and on the same page. Visit https://GospelCenteredMarriage.com to learn more.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2021-01-19
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The Wonder of Contentment

Like a virus, discontentment infects and sickens every healthy aspect life and marriage. It infects our affections, our views of each other, and our very trust in God. Author Nancy Wilson wrote, "Contentment is the result of spiritual strength that comes directly from Christ. Contentment is the ability to stay satisfied with God?s will in all circumstances, whether easy or difficult. Though it is simple to understand, it is certainly not easy to do."

In this week's episode, we looked at the wonder of Christian contentment and explored practical ways to nurture attitudes of trust and gratefulness within marriage. We hope you leave this episode with an ambition to rejoice and love Christ wherever you're at.

As we mentioned, our brand new marriage learning project, Gospel Centered Marriage is now LIVE. It's a great way to start your year getting trained and on the same page. Visit https://GospelCenteredMarriage.com to learn more.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2021-01-12
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Rhythms > Resolutions

Rhythms are on of God's graces in this life. Days, seasons, years?all have reliable, consistent, and predictable rhythms. How can we reflect God's faithfulness through our own? And how could our mundane rhythms be more powerful and productive than grand resolutions? In today's episode we discussed our misgivings and excitements around goal setting, and offered some biblical thoughts that (you guessed it) are contrary to those of our culture.

Mentioned: Our brand new marriage learning project, Gospel Centered Marriage. It's a great way to start your year getting trained and on the same page. Visit https://GospelCenteredMarriage.com to learn more!

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2021-01-05
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Coming from a Divorced Home

Divorce affects the majority of married couples today?some 75% of couples have one or both spouses who come from a divorced or blended family. This week we discussed a few of the unspoken but very common ways that divorce affects individuals and the marriages they occupy. Selena shared some of her personal experience and reflected on recent reading she's done on the subject.

ALSO... we made a pretty fun announcement! You'll have to listen to find out... :)

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2020-12-29
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Lead Me (Matt Hammitt of Sanctus Real)

Matt Hammitt had performed his hit song, ?Lead Me,? almost a thousand times. And every time he sang, the lyrics echoed the voices of his own family. His marriage was strained. His kids were growing up without him. Matt?s good intentions could no longer sustain his family; he needed to be a man of action. Yet even as he told his Sanctus Real bandmates that he was leaving the band to invest in his family, he wondered: Was it really possible to be present at home and still provide financially too?

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2020-12-16
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Are opposite-sex friendships appropriate?

Many find themselves in one of two camps on this topic: "avoid opposite-sex friends like the plague" or "don't be a prude". We think there's a third way?one that's biblical and wise. In this episode, Ryan and Selena will discuss this controversial topic while sharing their own experiences and biblical understanding of how we ?can have the wisdom to know and enjoy the blessing of friendship in a way that honors both our marriage and our brothers and sisters in Christ?while ultimately bringing glory to him.?

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2020-12-08
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5 Resources to Help Your Marriage (and a Frederick Family Update)

Not going to lie, we've been going through it. So this week, we've opted to give our amazing listeners a Frederick family update and point you to some tangible resources to help your marriage. We hope it all makes sense, and we thank you for your patience, prayers, and support. Stay fierce!

Here are the links to the episodes we mentioned:

An Ethic of Protecting Your Family, Marriage, and Home (The Lovells): https://smarturl.it/fmpod-lovells Out of the Dust (The Teagues): https://smarturl.it/fmpod-teagues Burn the Ships: https://smarturl.it/fmpod-burntheships 5 Keys to a Healthy Perspective on Sex: https://fiercemarriage.com/5-keys-to-a-healthy-perspective-on-sex Are You Obviously Married in Public? https://fiercemarriage.com/are-you-obviously-married-in-public Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.
2020-12-01
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Sex as a weapon?

One of the first pieces of advice we as newlyweds was to never use sex as a weapon. What we've come to realize, however, is that sometimes it should be... just not how you might think. Listen in as we discuss Paul's words on the topic.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2020-11-24
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The Warfare of Prayer

Everyone knows marriage has incredible highs and very frustrating (and difficult) lows. In today's episode, we shared how we've been in a prolonged "funk" lately but have found a path forward through prayer. Listen in as we discuss the miracle of prayer for believers and practical ways you can make praying a part of your ongoing battle strategy in your fight for a God-honoring, flourishing marriage.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early episode releases, free books & ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2020-11-17
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5 Things To Say To Your Spouse Daily

Let's get practical. In this episode we discussed five phrases you can say to each other every day that will ensure the "structural trends" in your marriage are for the better. While each of these phrases will sound common, as we discovered, each one represents a profound underlying belief you hold (or don't hold) about God, yourselves, and your marriage. We hope this episode blesses you!

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early releases, free books, ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2020-11-10
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Striving to Enter Rest

Striving to enter rest sounds counterintuitive. Funny enough, that language comes directly from Scripture (Hebrews 4). In today's episode, we discussed the biblical idea of Sabbath and what it means for Christian homes today?and how you, as a married couple, can "strive to enter rest" the way the bible commands.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including early releases, free books, ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates.

2020-11-03
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Emotional Lust and Escapism

You've probably heard pastors warn against physical lust a time or two. But have you considered "emotional lust"? What about emotional lust (and physical lust for that matter) as an unhealthy avenue for escapism? In this week's podcast episode, we discussed emotional lust at length while also examining what we're calling the "Pretend Cycle", or the cycles of escapism. We enjoyed this conversation and trust that you will find something helpful as you listen. Enjoy and be blessed!

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-10-27
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The One Habit You Absolutely Need

There is nothing in this life that will transform your heart (and marriage) like thoroughly reading and obeying God's Word (the Bible). In today's episode we discussed our recent journey into a new type of "bulk" scripture reading and shared ways it's already transformed our hearts. Of course, we don't have it all figured out, but we hope that by sharing our journey you might be spurred along in your own habits of Bible reading.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone wedding rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-10-20
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Marriage is Warfare

What if we told you that marriage matters more than we realized? What if we told you that whenever you fight for your marriage, you're engaging in cosmic warfare. In this episode, we looked at the magnitude of marriage and looked at three specific battlefronts where we wage the warfare of marriage. We hope this episode blesses and emboldens you!

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-10-13
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From Breakdown to Breakthrough (Counseling, 4 of 4)

There are times in every marriage where you reach a full stop in your communication. Things ice over and you can't find a way forward. Before too long, your marriage drops to sub-zero temperatures and you're fighting for your survival. In this week's episode, we talked about the nature of communication (what it accomplishes and how) and discussed tangible ways to fight through arctic tundras of verbal/emotional frozenness.

This four part series has been created in partnership with Faithful Counseling. Visit https://faithfulcounseling.com/FMP to receive 10% off your first month of counseling.

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-10-06
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Codependency (Counseling, 3 of 4)

Are you in a codependent relationship? How would you know if you were? In today's episode, we asked questions to help couples identify signs of codependency in their marriage. We then looked at the forms and functions of codependent relationships before contrasting them with the healthier alternative: biblical interdependence. We learned a ton and we trust you will too!

This four part series has been created in partnership with Faithful Counseling. Visit https://faithfulcounseling.com/FMP to receive 10% off your first month of counseling.

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-09-29
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Addressing Anxiety & Stress (Counseling, 2 of 4)

Anxiety is one of the most pervasive and persistent issues in mental health within the church. How does the Bible speak to anxiety? What hope can we have when dealing with an anxiety disorder? Also, how can God use biblical counseling to help couples work through issues of anxiety, stress and worry? In this episode we discuss our own experiences and seek to shed light on how we, as Christians, can navigate anxiety with the help from the Holy Spirit, our spouses, and good counsel.

This four part series has been created in partnership with Faithful Counseling. Visit https://faithfulcounseling.com/FMP to receive 10% off your first month of counseling.

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-09-22
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Do all couples need therapy? (Counseling, 1 of 4)

The idea of counseling conjures all manner of reaction. Some couples spurn it, others welcome it. Why? And, can all couples benefit from counseling? In this episode, Ryan and Selena talk about whether or not counseling aligns with God's Word, and if so, how it might help couples, whether they're going through a difficult time or not. We hope this episode blesses you!

This four part series has been created in partnership with Faithful Counseling. Visit https://faithfulcounseling.com/FMP to receive 10% off your first month today.

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-09-15
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How often should we be having sex?

If you've ever felt discontent with your sex life, you're not alone. in this episode, we answered the oft-asked question, How often should we be having sex? As you'd imagine, we looked at various passages of Scripture and contrasted the biblical view with that of the world. We then ended with three very practical questions for you to ask yourself and your spouse about your sex life together. Enjoy!

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-09-08
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When is the right time to have kids?

Should we be the final word on when to have kids? Or should every married couple have as many kids as possible because children are a blessing? Or... maybe these are the wrong questions to be asking in the first place? In this episode, we make an exciting announcement and, coincidentally, it has a ton to do with how we ask/answer the question "when is the right time to have kids?" We trust you'll find our conversation challenging and we hope you find it helpful as well.

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-09-01
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Worldviews and Marital Unity

Your deepest held beliefs, while they affect every aspect of life (including marriage), aren't always biblical. This can make it incredibly hard to discuss sensitive topics or work through deep disagreements in marriage. As we've discussed often, your beliefs always inform your behaviors. In this week's episode we talked about what a worldview is while contrasting biblical Christianity against 5 non-Christian worldviews. You may be surprised how often non-Christian worldviews influence your family dynamic. We had a ton of fun with this one, and we hope it blesses you!

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-08-25
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The Secret (and Super Obvious) Ingredient

This week we recapped a few recent arguments we had to help illustrate how this one ingredient changes everything. While our fights had to do with dinners and sex, they each actually had nothing to do with either. You'll have to listen to the episode to discover what that means! Spoiler alert: the ingredient is super obvious, but how it's added makes all the difference. We hope it strengthens your marriage!

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-08-18
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Narcissism and Marriage

Words like vanity, self-love, self-admiration, self-absorption, self-obsession, conceit, self-regard, and egotism all have one thing in common: the self is viewed as the crux of importance. They also describe narcissistic personality disorder.

Everyone is selfish to a degree, but narcissists are self-focused at an extreme level. In today's episode we discussed narcissism as a personality disorder, explored ways narcissists hurt their spouse, and revealed why, at its root, narcissism is a rejection of the gospel (which is the only cure). We're not psychologists, so this podcast is an overview based on research done by others. We hope it helps you!

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-08-11
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Infertility and Childlessness (Sheridan Voysey)

Sheridan Voysey and his wife, Merryn were devastated when they realized their dream of having children would never become a reality. After infertility, an international move, and a professional change shook the Voysey's world, Sheridan realised that he couldn?t reconcile his expectations with the life he was living. In today's episode, Sheridan shares their story of heartbreak, despair, healing, purpose, and finally, joy. It was an immensely helpful episode for us, and we hope you can say the same.

Sheridan is the author of seven books, the latest being The Making: Who We Can Become When Life Doesn?t Go as Planned, which been featured in publications like The Times, Sunday Telegraph and Christianity Today. You can find all of his resources at SheridanVoysey.com or anywhere books are sold.

Thanks for listening to the Fierce Marriage Podcast! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-08-06
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Decision Drivers in Marriage

Decisions, decisions! The average couple makes hundreds of small decisions and many significant ones on a daily basis. The question is, where do our choices come from? As we discussed in this episode, every decision is rooted in some core value, and our core values have to do with our views of wisdom and folly as well as our ability to act on our views. This conversation got a bit heady, but we still had fun with it. We hope it blesses you in some way.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-08-04
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Serving is Pursuing

Serving is not likely to make it to the top of most people's "things that are sexy about marriage" list. Still, serving one another is one of the most profound (if not THE most profound) ways to love each other in marriage. In today's episode, we discussed three ways Jesus showed us to serve one another when he washed his disciples' feet. We also shared some of what's been going on personally as it's been a particularly emotional season in the Frederick household.

In this episode we worked through one of the devotions included in our Husband/Wife in Pursuit bundle. You can learn more about that at 31DayPursuit.com.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-07-28
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Surviving Infidelity (Tina Konkin)

Infidelity causes catastrophic damage to a marriage. Can it be survived? In today's special interview with author and speaker Tina Konkin, we discuss just that. Tina shares with great detail how God used her husband's affair, despite the damaging effects, to transform her heart and her marriage for the better. Listen in, we hope it blesses you.

Read Tina's book, "How God Used the Other Woman" or check out TinaKonkin.com to learn more.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-07-23
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Rebuilding Trust After a Betrayal

Being betrayed by the one you love is one of the worst feelings imaginable. How can a couple find reconciliation and healing after trust is shattered. It's not easy and it requires both spouses to work hard, but there is hope. In today's episode we discussed stories in betrayal in the Bible?namely how we've betrayed God in sin?and what they can show us about finding reconciliation in the wake of betrayed trust. This episode is a bit longer, but the topic is heavy. We hope it helps you.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-07-21
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Manipulation in Marriage

As we discovered, there is a vast array of manipulation methods at play in human relationships. The question is, which ones are you unwittingly using against each other in your marriage? Rationalization, minimization, lying (by omission and commission), shaming, vilifying, seduction, and many other methods might be at work in ways you're unaware. In this episode, we explored what the Bible says about manipulation (as it turns out, it says a lot), and discussed ways out of manipulative habits for couples to explore.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to partner with us, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month. We'd love to lock arms with you!

2020-07-14
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Know Your Soil

Today we discussed gardening (of all things) and how "knowing our soil" in marriage is critical to loving each other in the fullest context of covenantal love.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-07-07
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Sexual Intimacy (Sharon Jaynes)

Have you ever felt that the person you thought was your best friend and your spouse has turned into more of a roommate? If so, then this conversation will help you. Sharon Jaynes is the author of many books, but in this interview we're discussing Lovestruck: Discovering God?s Design for Romance, Marriage, and Sexual Intimacy". We hope this conversation helps you see your marriage from a fresh perspective and perhaps, it will help you reignite the passion that was there in the beginning.

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-07-02
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Laugh More!

Laughing is one of the best ways to break your marriage out of a funk. Could it be that laughter is a gift and a grace of God designed specifically to lift our hearts and clear the air in our relationships? In this week's episode we answered three questions about laughter and talked through various examples in Scripture where laughter, playfulness, and childlike faith.

We hope this podcast helps you and blesses your marriage. If you'd like to help keep this content coming, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage to explore partnership options.

2020-06-30
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Expectations are Everything

Expectations are constantly at work in every marriage. The question is whether or not we're aware of them and in agreement on what they should be. In this episode we posed dozens of questions for listener consideration about expectations in sex, money, communication, in-laws, hobbies, divisions of chores/labor, church, and more.

While this episode will be particularly helpful for our nearly- and newlywed listeners, couples of all stages of marriage are sure to learn something about themselves. We hope it blesses you!

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-06-23
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A Truer, Better, More Exciting Normal (Matt and Lisa Jacobson)

The Jacobsons are a gift and a blessing. In this episode we talked about how God's view for marriage and family is so much better than our own or the world's. We specifically covered when to have kids (they had 8, and late!), the adventure of marriage God's way, porn & purity, how to prioritize your marriage over kids, and so much more. This interview is one of our favorites, and we're confident you will be blessed by the Jacobsons!

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-06-18
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Are Your Hearts Hard or Soft?

Soft hearts are necessary for a healthy, thriving, happy marriage. But our tendency is not to remain soft toward each other. Bad days happen, tiredness, sin, crisis, arguments, and more can contribute to each of the three indicators of whether or not your hearts are soft toward one another. We also discussed four efforts you can employ today to help soften your hearts if you feel them hardening. We hope it blesses you!

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-06-16
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Having Political Disagreements as a Couple

With everything going on in society, we thought it would be timely to discuss ways to have productive political conversations as a couple. While we didn't cover the hot-topics themselves, hopefully this episode will help you and your spouse "come to the table" and hash out tough political disagreements. We discussed the four big presuppositions to every conversation, the cultural lies they dispel, and how to apply them when talking about (and disagreeing on) hard things. We hope this episode helps you!

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2020-06-09
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Bringing Husbands Back to Life (Jerrad Lopes of Dad Tired)

In today's episode we talked with Jerrad Lopes, author of Dad Tired: Stumbling Your Way to Spiritual Leadership. Jerrad shared how his wife's prayers softened his heart when he thought they were on the brink of divorce, and we also talked about what helps bring men back to life in fatherhood and marriage.

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2020-06-04
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Take Heart, Hope is Yours

Though this episode is still about marriage, we never anticipated how timely its message of hope would be. In today's episode we encourage listeners to remember that marriage is less about perfection and more about perspective and perseverance. You're both learning, you're both going to make mistakes, and you're both works in progress. God hasn't given up on either of you yet, so neither should you. Take heart, listener. Christ is your hope and he is unshakeable!

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2020-06-02
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How to Change Your Spouse

If you could change one thing about your spouse, what would it be? Life would be so much easier if we could just change our spouse, right? The problem is, God never called husbands and wives to change each other... heart change is God's domain alone. So, what can we do when we're living in a relationship where we're unequally yoked and change is needed, but you're powerless to make it happen? Thankfully, we're not without hope.

In this episode, we talked through the two domains God has commissioned us to work within, and shared three tangible steps you can take today to begin walking with greater faith in your marriage. We hope it blesses you.

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2020-05-26
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Dealing with Toxic People (Gary Thomas)

Today we got to talk with our friend Gary Thomas about his latest book When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People. When and where do believers draw the line when people are toxic and draining?

For more information, visit WhenToWalkAwayBook.com!

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2020-05-21
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Discerning the Voices That Speak Into Your Marriage

A listener asked, "who we should let influence our thoughts, opinions, and actions" in life and marriage. Join us as we root out the where and why we believe voices and ideas that shouldn't have input into our lives. Warning, things got a little more fiery... but we still had fun.

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2020-05-19
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How Do We Begin Walking with God as a Couple?

A listener wrote in with a great question. She mentioned that they know they need to grow in their marriage, they want to experience deeper levels of intimacy, and they know they need to center their home on Christ... but then she asked, where do we start? "Do we just pick up our Bible and read?" In this episode, we talked about three big areas to consider as you, as a couple, learn to be disciples of Christ.

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2020-05-12
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Friends: See-Through Marriage (Part 4/4)

This is part 4 of a 4 part series that covers ways to cultivate a transparent marriage. Each episode in this series is based on a topic covered in our latest book, See-Through Marriage (https://seethroughbook.com). In this episode we talked about defining and nurturing truly Christian friendships for the health of your marriage.

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2020-05-07
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Self: See-Through Marriage (Part 3/4)

This is part 3 of a 4 part series that covers ways to cultivate a transparent marriage. Each episode in this series is based on a topic covered in our latest book, See-Through Marriage (https://seethroughbook.com). In this episode we discussed the biblical case for knowing ourselves well and how doing so helps marriage.

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2020-05-05
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Tough Talks: See-Through Marriage (Part 2/4)

This is part 2 of a 4 part series that covers ways to cultivate a transparent marriage. Each episode in this series is based on a topic covered in our latest book, See-Through Marriage (https://seethroughbook.com). Make sure to pre-order to get the free discussion guide and audiobook!

Thanks for listening! If you'd like to support this ministry, please visit Patreon.com/FierceMarriage. Our monthly patrons get plenty of perks, including free books, ebooks, silicone rings, and exclusive ministry updates. Patron levels start at just $2/month.

2020-04-30
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