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Marriage After God

Author: Aaron & Jennifer Smith

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Marriage After God is a weekly marriage focused Christian based podcast hosted by Aaron and Jennifer Smith, authors of Husband After God and Wife After God and their newest book titled Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God's Purpose For Your Life Together. Marriage After God is intended to encourage, inspire and challenge Christian marriages to chase boldly after God together and to cultivate an extraordinary marriage with each other. Each episode will focus on relevant marriage issues including intimacy, healthy living, boundaries, pornography, biblical living, tips for families, parenting and more. Stay tuned each week for awesome marriage encouragement. Marriage can be hard, especially when we don't understand the God-given purpose for it. We pray that we can shine a light on why God has brought you and your spouse together and how you can pursue His purpose for your life and family with joy and excitement.
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The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

2019-11-1400:50:42

Prayer is such a vital part of every Christian's life. In today's episode, we are going to be discussing the Lord's prayer. The Lord's prayer is spoken by Jesus when he gives the Sermon on the Mount. This teaching is super important because it emphasizes the importance of prayer and a personal relationship with God."And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that others may see them. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."Matthew 6:5-13 ESVOur hearts are that today's episode encourages you to build on your prayer life, not for salvation, but to build real intimacy with God. Intimacy takes intentionality; just like our marriages, we need to invest in our relationship with God. We pray this Marriage After God podcast encourages you to cling to God and deepen your relationship with him.
In today's episode on the Marriage After God podcast, our goal is to encourage you on your pursuit to chase after God. Everyone needs encouragement and to be reminded of the hope they have from time to time. We urge you to listen thoughtfully to this episode and share it with your spouse or anyone else that could use some cheering. "The first encouragement we want to give all of you on your journey is: don't be afraid! This journey can be fear-filled sometimes, and the enemy wants to make us afraid. So, I just wanted to read this verse, Jeremiah 17:7-8 ESV 'Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit." - Aaron Smith We pray this message leaves you hopeful as well as excited about God's plan and purpose for you.
Today, we are entering into the second half of our topic, "Boundaries With the Opposite Sex." If you didn't listen to last week's episode, listen to it right now before jumping into today's podcast!"I want to encourage everyone out there, that maybe their spouses aren't at this place yet, and remind everyone that it's a growing process. We didn't just show up to our marriage with this way of being and understand it fully and walk in it perfectly. We are walking this out day by day. " Jennifer SmithWe pray that today's podcast would start a healthy conversation between you and your spouse and that your hearts would be submitted to God and protecting your marriage from the enemy. If your heart is already for this, we encourage you to walk out what you desire your spouse to step out and fervently pray for their heart. 
In today's episode, we're talking about hard conversations again, but this time, we're very specific. "Blessed is the one who finds wisdom and the one who gets understanding." Proverbs 3:13. As always, we hope to inspire you to be a light in this world. Our hearts desire that everyone listening, listens with a teachable heart. We pray this episode blesses you.
The word of God is sharper than any two edge sword it cuts through the bone and it pierces to the soul, it’s the thing that transforms us. Today in the Marriage After God Podcast we are going over four anchor verses to meditate on when you are trying to overcome sin.“If you’re a believer and you’re practicing sin and getting better at it, you better think long and hard of what you know of God, and to who you belong. “ Aaron SmithOur desire is that today’s podcast not only helps equip you to  overcome temptation and sin, but that it also prepares you to encourage your spouse when they are wrestling with sin.  We pray that this episode blesses you.
The word of God is sharper than any two edge sword it cuts through the bone and it pierces to the soul, it’s the thing that transforms us. Today in the Marriage After God Podcast we are going over several anchor verses to meditate on when you are trying to overcome sin.“This is not a conversation about how to be saved, that we walk perfectly and holy and that’s how God is going to receive us. No. This is a conversation that the believers are already saved, and being sanctified. But it’s through the knowledge of the word of God that we are more and more sanctified and walk in more and more holiness. The desire is that we hate our sin more and more the same way God hates our sin because our sin destroys us.” - Aaron SmithOur desire is that today’s podcast not only helps equip you to fight temptation, but that it also prepares you to encourage your spouse when they are wrestling with sin. We pray that this episode blesses you.
Encouragement for Newlyweds

Encouragement for Newlyweds

2019-10-0200:44:161

Everyone can use a little encouragement now and then so whether you just got married (congrats!) or you've been married for a long time stay tuned for today's episode! After all, don't we all want to have the newlywed exuberance, excitement, and love?1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away."Our desire is that today's Marriage After God podcast helps you quickly realize what your marriage is actually about so you can start your marriage off with an eternal perspective. If you know any newlyweds or soon to be newlyweds please share this episode with them so that they might be encouraged and blessed! 
The Return Of Christ

The Return Of Christ

2019-09-2500:37:46

In this episode, we discuss the return of Christ and how it is to encourage us as believers.
The Gospel

The Gospel

2019-09-1800:42:31

Take our FREE 31-Day Marriage Prayer Challenge now. Go deeper with prayer today at http://www.marriageprayerchallenge.com The gospel is the foundation of everything us Christians believe, and the reason we started our Marriage After God ministry. In this week's episode of The Marriage After God podcast, we are discussing the singular most important topic we will ever discuss on this podcast - The Gospel. There is both infinite simplicity and complexity in the gospel, but today our goal is to simplify the gospel."There's a reason why we want to simplify it, I don't know about you, but I'm going to be a little bit vulnerable here. I have been a Christian for a very long time... I became a Christian at 17, and now I'm 35. I was raised in a Christian home, so I knew God, but it wasn't until maybe three years ago that I could actually fully verbalize the gospel." - Aaron SmithOur goal is that today's podcast will clarify the gospel message for our listeners and get them comfortable with expressing it to others. We pray this episode blesses you. Thanks for Listening,Aaron & Jennifer Smith@marriageaftergod
What Does God Love?

What Does God Love?

2019-09-1100:38:12

Sign up for the 31-day marriage prayer challenge for FREEhttps://marriageprayerchallenge.com I was reading in Psalms 37, and there was a line that says “For the Lord loves justice”… and I thought how cool is it that the word directly told us what God loves.I thought it would be fun and instructive for us to find out if there are any more places in the bible that tell us directly what God loves.If God loves it, maybe we should too. And we know from Psalm 107 that God's steadfast love endures forever. It never ends or changes so he must still love today those things he said he loves back then.Psalm 36:7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God!THE WORLD John 3:1616 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.The world, meaning the people he created in His image. Mankind1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.If God loves the people he created, then I think we must do the same.Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.CHEERFUL GIVER 2 Corinthians 9:7Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.JUSTICE Psalm 37:28For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.It was God’s justice that put Jesus to death. Because the only way we could be Justified is if the penalty for our transgressions were paid for. The requirement of the law must be fulfilled. And it was in Jesus.Listen to what we will pay if we do not receive this amazing free gift from God.2 Thessalonians 1:8-9dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,So we should love that God is just. He doesn't just let the sin go undealt with. If he did he would be unjust. He is even going to justly deal with all the wicked things of this world.Revelation 21:4He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”RIGHTEOUSNESS Psalm 11:7For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.Ephesians 2:10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.Psalm 146:8 “The Lord loves the righteous”The Jewish Nation Hosea 3:1And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.”We should love the jews. God chose them to be the people to receive the Law and to bring us the messiah.Jesus was a jew.All of the apostles where jews.Let’s be praying for those who have not received Jesus as their messiah. Let’s pray for revival.The disciples John 16:27for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.God loved the disciples.God Loves Jesus John 10:17For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.God loves His Son He always has and He always will john 15:9As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.God loves Jesus PrayerDear Lord,Thank you for your steadfast love. Thank you for loving us even yet while we were sinners. Thank you for showing us in your word what you love. We pray that we would abide in your love every day. We pray your love would manifest in our hearts and pour out into our relationships with others. May your love change us and transform us. May your love radically impact our marriages by the way we love our spouse. Help us to understand even more deeply your love for us and receive it with a humble heart. We pray we would show you our love by obeying your word and keeping it.In Jesus’ name, amen!
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Lisa N

this was such an encouraging episode as we are looking forward to number three. Thank you Jennifer for being honest with your fears and concerns.

Nov 17th
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Clara Van Camp

I am a newlywed (second marriage for us both). I appreciate this message as this is my first marriage as a believer so it's totally different this time around. The only thing that bothered me was your perspective on having children. What if someone cannot have children? You make it sound like if you don't have children you are not obeying God. I've heard teachings that God's command to multiply did not mean to have children, but to go make more believers. Some people face infertility or choose not to have children, I think you just need to be sensitive to that.

Oct 3rd
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Kyle Becerra

great episode

Sep 11th
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Shannon Jerrett

great perception on getting healthy and for what.

Aug 27th
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Shannon Jerrett

great bases and things we need to reminded of! thank you for the bases list and sharing your own story.

Aug 16th
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Shannon Jerrett

great ideas and biblical purpose for your $$

Aug 8th
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Kimberley Godes

i disagree to a point about how nothing your spouse does is as bad as what we have done to God. in an abusive relationship for 3.5 years. there are somethings that are not ok.

Aug 5th
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Brittany Schultz

I sobbed while listening to this podcast. Thank you so much for sharing your story and what got us die you are going to make marriages that you probably won't ever even know about by using this platform. My husband and I have experienced extraordinary things in our marriage we know we're only possible because if God we feel that same desire and Passion to be vulnerable and open with couples as they walk their marriage journey. So thank you for paving the way for so many to come out of the darkness.

Jul 14th
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Cherie Maguire

This podcast has been such an inspiration and has affirmed my mission in my marriage. Thank you for your ministry... you are such a blessing and encouragement to me.

May 30th
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