Summary: FAITHFUL LIFE is a weekly Podcast with hosts Matt & Lisa Jacobson, authors of the bestselling books, 100 Ways to Love Your Wife & 100 Ways to Love Your Husband (over 250,000 sold!) What does it mean to be a biblical Christian in Marriage, Parenting, Church, and Culture? Each episode takes on a vital issue and explores what The Word says about it – topics like sex, purity, growing in oneness as a married couple, difficult parenting issues, being a biblical Christian in a fallen world and much more, including practical steps for real success and deep growth in these areas. . . we laugh a lot, too! Join us for deep encouragement every week!
The irony of forgiveness is that the wounded person has to do the forgiving. And yet, it is through forgiveness that God does His best work in our hearts. To have a genuinely close marriage, forgiveness is imperative. Do you know how to forgive? Are You a good forgiver?
Are you (or someone you know) living in continual struggle - and failure - with pornography? How about your thought life? Is that a place of purity? Many believe they are victims of this sin and can't truly get free and walk in victory. The Bible doesn't agree! Join the conversation to find total victory over the bondage of porn and start walking in strength, purity, and freedom!
The importance of total transparency with your spouse. Do you desire real oneness, genuine closeness, strength over the long term, and authentic peace in your marriage? Then never keep sin in your life hidden from your spouse. And, if you've made mistakes and sinned against him/her, there is a path forward.
This week Lisa and Matt share their own dark journey through the valley of shadows when their 5th child had a massive brain hemorrhage just before birth - about the Dr.'s diagnosis of complete brain failure and that she would never know them . . . if she lived . . . and how God brought hope to their hearts in the midst of the worst news. Has life taken you to a dark place? Where is your faith when you find yourself in the deepest valley? When life gives you a trial so severe, you don't know what to do next? God sees you and cares deeply? This is the place where faith is tested. Can we trust what God has said in His Word?
Do you know how to be the encourager that your husband needs? At some point the weight of the world is going to weigh down your husband’s spirit. At some point the clouds of adversity will darken his path. In that moment, in those days, during that season of life, are you using the power and the position as a wife that God has given you to encourage him in a way that will help sustain him through that difficult time?
How do Christian young people explore and develop relationships in a culture that cares nothing for biblical values? What advise would you give a single guy, woman?... What will you tell your own kids? Join the conversation as we interview our 20 year old daughter, Cambria Jacobson.
If asked, "Is your wife your priority?" What guy wouldn't answer, "Yes!"? But, is that how she feels? Or is she just one on a list of priorities, often losing out to the competition? Many husbands are eager to help when friends, neighbors, family, or the local church calls for help. There's always time for that . . . and the wife is left waiting, again and again. She's a good woman but, over time, the sparkle in her eye will dim and she'll withdraw to protect her heart. No wife wants to feel unimportant and undervalued by her husband. How can you change and give your wife proof that she is your #1 priority and doesn't have to compete with anything else? Or, make sure she never feels that way - ever!
Aaron and Jennifer Smith of Marriage After God Interview Matt and Lisa about the power your marriage has to impact the world around you. What is the message your marriage is communicating to everyone who knows and interacts with you (starting with your kids!)?
At the end of the day, what are the first word you speak to your husband/wife as they walk into the room? Do you greet each other with a joyful spirit, seeking to find the positive in your day to share? Or, are you "unloading" on each other with negativity? Your approach sets the course of the evening and weekend you will share. Do you realize the power your words, spirit, and attitude are bringing into your home?
It's God's expectation for every man who called himself "Christian" yet, even in the Bible, the question is asked, ". . . a faithful man, who can find?" Do you think of yourself as faithful - in everything? What does it mean to be a faithful man - from God's perspective?
Many men wish their wives would be more interested in sex. And they wish their wives would be more involved during sex… Not just physically, but engaged emotionally and relationally. What needs to change? In this first Marriage Weekend episode of FAITHFUL LIFE podcast, Matt and Lisa talk about the missing element in many relationships that, once understood, changes everything in the bedroom for both husband and wife.
Have you ever had an argument with your husband or wife that you wish never took place? It happens too often in too many marriages and the destruction can take months, even years, to heal. There is a better way - a more biblical way - that can take what would have been ugly and hurtful and produce a positive outcome, avoiding all the relationship trauma that sin produces. Join the discussion as Matt and Lisa share the right, biblical way to handle conflict in your marriage. Matt is a biblical marriage coach. You can find Matt online at www.FaithfulMan.com and on Instagram @FaithfulMan - Lisa is at www.Club31Women.com online and @Club31Women on Instagram
Jeremy & Audrey Roloff (Stars of reality TV show: Little People, Big World and New York Times Bestselling Authors, A Love Letter Life) get real answering Matt & Lisa's questions about the struggles they face as the demands on their time never stop. They share how they invest in each other to keep their marriage strong and offer helpful, practical wisdom that applies to any marriage. The Roloffs are Hosts of the Top-rated podcast, Behind the Scenes, and were part of our Church community when they lived in Bend. We remain close friends and still have an active part in each other's lives. This conversation offers a look into their hearts and is filled with their authentic, raw, open journey to live out the marriage God intended for them.
Are God's arms crossed as he glares down at you from heaven? Is he impossible to please? Do you spend most of your life disappointing him? Constant condemnation - that's how many people feel on a daily basis but, is this the message God wants Christians to believe about him and his thoughts toward them? What does the Bible have to say about what God really thinks of you?
Do you ever feel like you’re making mistakes with your kids? In this episode we tackle five common discipline mistakes that parents make that are easy to avoid if you have your head in the game. Every parent knows they have a powerful impact on their kids. Take positive steps this week toward healthy instruction correction and discipline that will build your relationship as your child yields their heart to you! You can follow Lisa at club31women.com and @club31women on Instagram . Connect with Matt at FaithfulMan.com and @FaithfulMan on Instagram