The Fierce Marriage Podcast

by Ryan and Selena Frederick

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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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Last updated on May 30, 2020, 10:30 am

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The 3 P's That Can Poison Your Marriage

January 30, 2018 • 36m

Marriage is a magnificent gift, but we're imperfect people. We have a propensity for poison: our sinful desires tend to poison the pure things in our life. God uses marriage to sanctify us. Verses mentioned: Romans 3:23, Romans 3:10, 1 John 1:10 The 3 P's That Can Poison Your Marriage 1: Pennies (Finances) Pennies poison our marriage by creating mistaken identity through comparing or a wrong source of security. This inevitably leads to fear and frustration that can strain your relationship in multiple ways. The antidote? Understanding that God is sovereign, loving, and faithful to provide. Read: Matthew 6:35-31 2: Perversion (of Sex and Intimacy) Sex is a physical confirmation of a spiritual truth/covenant. A perversion is "the alteration of something from its original course." For sex and intimacy, pornography addiction distorts one or both spouse's view of what sex should entail. Ask yourselves the question: if all you ever knew about sex was what you discovered as a married couple (without outside influences of media, pornography, etc), how would your sex life look? You would be enough for each other The antidote: Remember that sex is a good gift from God, one he wants you to enjoy. Have a transparent conversation and discuss your thoughts and goals for your sex life. Where can you grow? If you have unaddressed addiction or trauma, make steps toward healing: counseling, get pastoral care, addiction recovery. 3: Pride Pride is the root of every sin. It's what makes us think we know better than God—that our way is the better way. The antidote: seeing yourself for who you are (a sinner saved by grace) and seeing Jesus for who he really is (the only One who saves). Don’t forget! If you'd like, please SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW this podcast on your app of choice. It takes 30-60 seconds, and it helps get the word out about gospel-centered marriage. Thank you! Do you have a question? If you have a question, ask! Anything goes. Just visit https://fiercemarriage.com/podcast to submit a question or story; we’ll take care of the rest.  

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5 Ways to Fight for Your Integrity While Apart for Work (or Otherwise)

February 13, 2018 • 37m

Many couples experience separation for days, weeks, or even months because of work-related travel. If you or your husband/wife travel for a corporate job or military deployment, you will face unique challenges when it comes to staying connected emotionally (and physically), as well as maintaining spouse-honoring (and God-honoring) integrity while apart. In today's podcast, Ryan and Selena discuss five ways to fight for personal integrity while one of you is away for work. Show overview: Proverbs 25:28A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. 5 Ways to Fight for Your Integrity While Traveling for Work   Do healthy things to stay busy (have healthy fun) Read, go to a good movie, workout. Know yourself: what tempts you and steer clear of it. Establish a solid accountability system: Your spouse Check in questions Trusted, respected friends Software filtering Bring your spouse “with” you. Mention him/her intentionally in conversations with the opposite sex. Gather with brothers/sisters in Christ. Attend a church service, stay with people/acquaintances instead of staying alone)   Don't Forget If you'd like, please SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW this podcast on your app of choice. It takes 30-60 seconds, and it helps get the word out about gospel-centered marriage. Thank you! Do you have a question? If you have a question, ask! Anything goes. Just visit https://fiercemarriage.com/podcast or https://fiercemarriage.com/ask to submit a question or story; we’ll take care of the rest.

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The 5 Anchors of a Fulfilling Sex Life

December 12, 2017 • 35m

Culture seems more confused by sex than ever before. Scandals, misconduct, gender identity, and cultural sexualization all contribute to an already confusing conversation. As Christian married couples, it's vital that we press into the confusion and fight through to a place of clarity. We must ask, how can we conform our understanding of sex and intimacy to God's original design? How can we honor God with our sexuality—our desires, our expressions, and our conduct—for our joy and His glory? In today's podcast, we identify 5 anchors for a fulfilling, God-designed sex life based on what we see before the Fall. Discussion Scripture: Genesis 2:24-25 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Two things we're highlighting as part of God's perfect design for marriage and sex: They've been joined as one flesh. They were naked and unashamed. No shame. Any shame we feel is a result of distortion of sex because of sin. We must do the work to understand sex clearly in a culture where it's increasingly confused. God's Word is always our guide. The 5 Anchors of a Fulfilling Sex Life   Anchor 1: Sex is more than physical. Anchor 2: Sex is primarily selfless, not selfish. Anchor 3: Sex is exclusive to the marriage covenant. Anchor 4: Sex is for our enjoyment and pleasure. Anchor 5: Sex is designed to edify, not degrade.   Mentioned in this episode: Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper Preaching by Tim Keller The Knowing Faith Podcast

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Keeping Christmas Simple: Low Pressure, High Impact Gift Ideas

November 28, 2017 • 43m

In last week's episode, we set the foundation for keeping sight of Christ through the consumerism, hustle, and bustle of the holiday season. In today's episode, we get very practical... Listen in as we discuss tangible, creative, and inexpensive gift ideas, how to keep things low pressure, and how thoughtfulness can have an incredible impact. Show notes: New segment: Heart Check  What book is in your hand? What voice is in your ear? What's stirring in your heart? Announcement: on January 1st we're doing an online 31-Day Pursuit Challenge. Stay tuned for info. Pick up the books if you want free access to the 31-day e-course. Recap of last week's episode: Keeping Christ front and center Avoid the mistake of expecting gifts to satisfy From a place of security in Christ, enjoy Christmas with wisdom and stewardship Discussion: Simple Gift Ideas that are Low Pressure, High Impact Tile coasters w/ Images on them (4" white tiles, 4" square images) Baked goods (granola, cookies, etc) We love calendars at Costco Give experiences Plan an outing for the day after Christmas Groupon is great for local, fun activities Books that can be read together Memberships to local places (Zoo, Museums, etc) Give "time gifts" Books! The 31-Day Pursuit Challenge Bundle Thirty-One Days of Prayer (for wives, for husbands). Incredible books! Pilgrims Regress Advent by Ann Voskamp For Kids The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Kiwi/Koala Crates (AMAZING) Craft Gifts Time w/ Kids (simple is fine, just be intentional) For others: Be aware of neighbors... show them intentionality Invite neighbors over if they don't have anyone to celebrate holidays with Give out baked goods to houses nearby Other ideas: Make your own advent calendar Couple's Challenge Pray together about how to be intentional this season. Make a list of potential holiday hangups, pray about how to follow them Pray about people and how you can minister out of your marriage this year Mentioned in the show: The Perfectly, Wonderfully Made Podcast (with Alise Marsh) <--it's incredible! The Risen Motherhood Podcast The Knowing Faith Podcast (mistakenly referred to as the Culture Matters Podcast, which is also good) Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp The Pilgrim's Regress by C.S. Lewis The 31-Day Pursuit Challenge Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas by Ann Voskamp The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Thanks for listening! Submit questions and comments by visiting https://fiercemarriage.com/podcast.

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