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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 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!
Here We Go Again!

Here We Go Again!

2019-09-0400:56:02

Take the 31-Day Marriage Prayer Challenge Completely Free.Join Here -> http://marriageprayerchallenge.comThe truth is we have some exciting news! Must listen to find out what :)
There comes a moment in every marriage, if not many moments in marriage, that a couple needs to have a hard conversation with each other. This is one of those conversations that require a bit more than just chatting over dinner.Confronting sinParenting differencesInlaw relationship conflictBig decisionsAreas of growth or changeWe have had our share of these.We thought we would use this time today to share with you how we have experienced these types of conversations in our marriage and what we have learned, in hopes of encouraging you when these moments come up in your marriage.The wrong wayEmotionally charged - No properly dealing with emotions - Stuffing down until the conversationWith generalities - You always - You neverOn different sides - viewing your spouse as an enemy rather than partnerPersonal agenda or wrong motivesNot specific and focusedDrawing up other issues and mixing with current issueTo be right - I don’t care how I get here just must end our rightBeing hard & PridefulRight before a date or romantic experience….Bad TimingDiscerning how important the thing is can it waitIs it sabotagingOur responsesThe Biblical WayTiming is kind. - If you have something important to discuss, consider the timing. Being considerateDiscerningNot avoiding. - Go to brother in private to win your brother, not the issue. Pray about it.Pray they receive.Pray about what you want to sayMake plans for undistracted time to talk. - This includes putting the phones away.Make/Take Notes. - To keep you on point or to help you hear your spouse. Be specific avoid generalitiesKnow your end result. - Always Reconciliation. Don't avoid the conversation. - If you feel like you should say something, you probably should. PrayerDear Lord,Thank You for the intimacy of marriage. Marriage can me messy and challenging at times, but it is such an incredible place for deep love to exist. Please help us to be transparent in marriage. Help us to walk in light, as well as grace. Lord, please help us to confront the issues that need to be confronted and to say the hard things in love. We pray we would be courageous and humble, willing to make time for each other, to share and to listen. We pray we would have hearts that truly desire reconciliation. May You go before us and with us as we share these moments in marriage and may these moments be growth opportunities that make us stronger and that help us to love deeper.In Jesus’ name, amen!
In this episode, we discuss a powerful and edifying way to interpret The Parable of the Good Samaritan.Also, We would like to invite you to take the 31-day marriage prayer challenge completely free. Please click here to join in with thousands of couples. https://marriageprayerchallenge.com
In this episode, we share a very fun, engaging and easy resource to help you start a family bible time in your home.Also, We would like to invite you to take the 31-day marriage prayer challenge completely free. Please click here to join in with thousands of couples.https://marriageprayerchallenge.com
God is so good!!! Jennifer and I are so excited that our newest book, Marriage After God, is now available at your local Hobby Lobby! How incredible is that!PS. Hobby Lobby is the cheapest place to find our book. It's only $14.99, which is a whopping 40% OFF.But instead of just announcing it to you, we wanted to launch a fun giveaway instead to see if we could encourage you to go to your Hobby Lobby. Since there isnt enough reasons already ;)First, let's talk about what we are giving away.1 winner to receive a $250 Hobby Lobby Gift card!😃10 winners will receive a $25 Gift Card to our online store. 🤗Now for the fun part! Here is how you enter.Visit your local Hobby LobbyFind the Marriage After God book in the book rackTake a picture of the book on the shelf and post it to Instagram or FacebookTag the photo with #hobbylobbyfinds & @marriageaftergod(Optional) Bonus entry, Buy a copy :)We will pick and announce the winners on Friday, Aug 16th!
There are many reasons why you might want to make some side money. Getting out of debt was the reason we did. In this episode, we share with you some very unique and creative ways to make some extra cash today. We start off the episode with how the Bible teaches us to view money to get our minds and hearts in the right place.PRAYERDear Lord,Thank You for providing scripture about money, about how we should view it and how we should steward it. We pray we never have a love of money. We pray we would be wise in how we make our money, how we spend it and save it. We pray our finances would honor You. Help us to be united in marriage when it comes to money. Help us to communicate respectfully about money. In times that we are striving to make extra cash, we pray that You would guide us and show us what we should do. If any of the striving is in vain, please convict our hearts and redirect us. May the pursuit of money never be at the cost of our relationship with You, Lord, or with our families. Thank You for your provision, thank You for the opportunities we have to grow and thank You for the moments we get to share Your Gospel with others. We pray we would be a light in this world. In Jesus’ name, amen!
The Bible tells us in James 5 to "confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working."Confession is one of the most powerful gifts God has given us. It is by confession that we are saved. (Romans 10:10) It is by confession that we are healed. When we confess our sin we are saying that God is right and we are not. It is humbling our selves. It is the killing of our flesh just as Jesus tells us to take up our cross and follow him. But confession can be hard especially because it is exactly the opposite of what our flesh wants. Confess exposes our nakedness and our natural instinct is to protect that nakedness and to cover it up. But when we hide we allow our sins and wrong ways of thinking to live on instead of being cut away. In this episode, we talk all about the power of confession and how it can be done well in our marriages.
On today's bonus episode, we are sharing our interview on the 4:13 podcast. Jennifer Rothschild digs in with us about what it looks like to learn to love even when we are not happy and how being obedient to God's way even when the feelings are fading can, in turn, bring the feelings back and make us stronger than ever.Here is a little about Jennifer Rothschild and the 4:13 Podcast.You’ll find practical encouragement and biblical insight to help you live the “I Can” life of Philippians 4:13 — “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”Jennifer:At the young age of 15, Jennifer was diagnosed with a rare, degenerative eye disease that would eventually steal her sight. It was more than a turning point, as her dreams of becoming a commercial artist and cartoonist faded while words and music replaced her canvas.She is the author of 16 books and Bible studies, including the best-selling Lessons I Learned in the Dark and her most recent resource, the DVD-based Bible study Psalm 23: The Shepherd With Me (LifeWay). Jennifer is also the founder of Fresh Grounded Faith events for women.Listen to the original episode & subscribe to her podcast today.http://www.jenniferrothschild.com/stay-married-not-happy/
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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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Jacob

Shannon Jerrett health is very important to everyone

Aug 28th
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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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Samuel Anderson

Shannon Jerrett Great ideas

Aug 9th
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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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Gabriel

Kimberley Godes I agree with your point!

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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