The Fierce Marriage Podcast

By Ryan and Selena Frederick

SHOW DESCRIPTION

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


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01.15.2019
01.08.2019
01.03.2019

God is Good! Celebrating the Year (2018 Best-of)

In this unique episode we recall all that God has done in our lives and through the Fierce Marriage ministry in 2018. We recapped our most downloaded episodes of the year and celebrate miracles we've witnessed in lives of listeners and friends. Episodes mentioned: * Most feedback received from listeners: Selena's Story (Family of Origin Part 1) (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/family-of-origin-part-1-selenas-story/id1292084760?i=1000418220146&mt=2) * Most challenging topic discussed: 10 Big Questions About Sex, Compatibility, etc... (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/10-big-questions-about-sex-compatibility-kids-annoyances/id1292084760?i=1000419523128&mt=2) Links to the top episodes of the year: * #1: Spectrum of Sex (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-spectrum-of-sex-and-why-you-need-it/id1292084760?i=1000422845240&mt=2) - (October 30) * #2: Anatomy of a Healthy and Happy Sex Life (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-anatomy-of-a-healthy-and-happy-sex-life/id1292084760?i=1000416497227&mt=2) (July 24) * #3: 3 Boundaries Every Couple Needs (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/3-boundaries-every-couple-needs/id1292084760?i=1000419967312&mt=2) (September 18) * #4: Biggest Battle You’ll Ever Face: Pride and Humility In Your Marriage (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/biggest-battle-youll-ever-face-pride-humility-your/id1292084760?i=1000417783160&mt=2) (August 14) * #5: Your Marriage Is Your Ministry (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/your-marriage-is-your-ministry-part-1-sharing-your-story/id1292084760?i=1000413547718&mt=2) (June 12) Thanks for listening! Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast (FierceMarriage.com/Podcast) to leave a comment or to ask a question! Support for the Fierce Marriage Podcast comes from partners like you via our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/fiercemarriage).

12.28.2018
12.18.2018
12.11.2018
12.04.2018
11.27.2018
11.20.2018
11.13.2018
11.06.2018
10.30.2018
10.23.2018
10.16.2018
10.09.2018
10.02.2018
09.25.2018
09.18.2018
09.11.2018
09.04.2018
08.28.2018
08.21.2018
08.14.2018
08.09.2018
08.07.2018
07.31.2018
07.24.2018
07.17.2018
07.10.2018
07.10.2018
07.03.2018
06.26.2018
06.19.2018
06.12.2018
06.12.2018

No Backup Plan, No Escape Clauses, No Regrets

There’s profound joy in the mutual and reckless pursuit of each other in marriage. Marriage requires a fierce tenacity that never gives up and never gives in. What does this reckless pursuit actually look like in marriage? What enables it within every complex issue and circumstance you will face? To start, look at Christ’s example. He pursues you without fail. It’s his steady pursuit that drew you to him, and it’s because of his love and grace alone that you’re in a relationship with him. David writes, “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!” (Psalm 139:7-8). The psalmist is reflecting on God’s limitless pursuit of those he loves. The concept of a pursuing love has immense implications for your marriage. Pursuit is active, not passive. It means to chase steadily with the goal of capture. This is why it’s vital to keep dating each other long after you marry. When you work with the expressed intent of capturing your spouse’s heart, you’re in active pursuit. And more importantly, when you’re having a hard time connecting, the pursuit continues. May you throw out any and all backup plans in your marriage. When you do, you’ll enjoy the intimacy that comes only from pursuing unconditionally and being pursued exactly the same way. Stay fierce,Ryan & Selena Thanks for listening! Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review. As always, we welcome feedback... simply go to FierceMarriage.com/Podcast (FierceMarriage.com/Podcast) to leave a comment, ask a question, or submit a letter to your spouse.

06.05.2018
05.29.2018
05.22.2018
05.15.2018
05.08.2018
05.01.2018
04.24.2018
04.17.2018
04.10.2018
04.03.2018
03.27.2018
03.24.2018

Why "I love you but I'm not IN love with you" is a lie...

One of the truest markers of genuine love is its staying power—its longevity, its ability to persevere, and its ability to withstand. This is the type of love Christ shows us, and its the type of love we're called to express in marriage.However, our culture and our humanity would have us believe something else. Without a biblical understanding of love, we're prone to follow the whims of emotion and experience. We risk confusing infatuation for love. We believe the lie that love can only be found or stumbled upon rather than built, nurtured, and acted out. We risk believing that love is fickle and fragile—that it's something that can break or fade over time. That couldn't be further from the truth. Love is strong, not weak. It's decisive, not elusive. And love is BIG... so much bigger than our emotions can express or our moods can decide. How is love so big and so strong? In short, love is not a human idea. Love is God's idea, created by his design, and sustained by his strength.And there is no greater display of love than Christ on the cross. John 15:13 says this, "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." No love is stronger than God's love in Christ, which is why we're called to love as Christ loves—fiercely, unconditionally, perfectly.The catch is this: we can't love without God's help. We need to experience his love in Christ and be fueled by the transformation it brings. In today's episode, we'll discuss the above and more! Couple's Challenge Read through 1 Corinthians 13 and do two things: * Write down how Jesus shows you each characteristic of love. * Write down how you can show each characteristic to each other. Once you've done that, discuss! Spread the Love If we've earned it we'd be honored to have your subscription. In short, SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW this podcast on your app of choice. It takes 30 seconds, and it helps get the word out about gospel-centered marriage. Thank you! Do you have a question? If you have a question, feel free to ask! Anything goes. Just visit https://fiercemarriage.com/podcast (https://fiercemarriage.com/podcast) or https://fiercemarriage.com/ask (https://fiercemarriage.com/ask) to submit a question or story; we’ll take care of the rest.

03.20.2018
03.13.2018

Redeeming Respect: How Can Wives Respect Their Husbands in Every Circumstance?

Is respect earned, given, or some combination of the two? What should a wife do if she wants to respect her husband but he's not acting respectably? The biblical idea of respect in marriage can be tricky against our cultural backdrop, but it's worth hashing through because we see a beautiful picture of the gospel on the other side. In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss the concept of wives respecting their husbands as instructed in 1 Peter 3: Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 1 Peter 3:1-2 To best understand these instructions, it's vital to understand the context of 1 Peter as a book and what he's addressing in the early church. Listen in as we start that conversation! Couple's Challenge Read 1 Peter 1-5. Seek an understanding of the context of the book and discuss chapter 3 in terms of what it means for your marriage. Spread the Love If we've earned it we'd be honored to have your subscription. In short, SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW this podcast on your app of choice. It takes 30 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 (https://fiercemarriage.com/podcast) or https://fiercemarriage.com/ask (https://fiercemarriage.com/ask) to submit a question or story; we’ll take care of the rest.

03.06.2018
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