Mini Review: Fierce Marriage by Ryan and Selena Frederick

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." (1 John 4:7-8)

Title:  Fierce Marriage: Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ’s Relentless Love
Authors: Ryan and Selena Frederick
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date:  April 17, 2018
Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living
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When Ryan and Selena Frederick were newlyweds, neither of them knew that Ryan would soon need major surgery that would either save his life or result in his death on the operating table. By God's grace, Ryan survived. But the near loss changed the way they saw all that would lie ahead. They would live and love fiercely, fighting for each other every step of the way. And they would dedicate themselves to helping others do the same.

Fierce Marriage is a call to put Christ at the center of your marriage, measuring everything you do and say to each other against what Christ did for you. With passionate personal stories and practical, gospel-centered advice, the Fredericks help you handle five key areas of marriage: priorities, communication, money, sex, and conflict. Their hopeful approach will help you to see marriage as not just a relationship you should try to keep healthy but also one worth fighting for--in every situation.


MY THOUGHTS

Authors, Ryan and Selena Frederick of Fierce Marriage: Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ's Relentless Love approached readers with profound insight on the covenant of marriage.  They are honest in their own struggles as well as their goals towards a covenant that strengthens the bond of their marriage. This is not the typical marriage dos and don'ts, but a series of topics that ties into what brings forth a healthy marriage wrapped in God's intentional love.

"Friendship us rewarding, but here's the bottom line: intentional communication takes work. . ." (129)

I find many aspects enlightening, but also relatable, as personal stories and understanding made it so. I also find the honesty of the authors welcoming, giving readers a perspective easy to communicate. Reading Fierce Marriage with your spouse may be a good way to start the intentionality the authors refer to. In all, with topics on communication, commitment, finances, intimacy and conflict resolution with biblical references, Fierce Marriage focuses on God's love and intention for marriage - a great read for any marriage.


"Every lasting change in our hearts is the result of God's work, not our own. . . With Christ, every conflict in marriage is a gracious reminder to rest in and extend His love. " (80/194)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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