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 ... Read more
Matt & Lisa share 10 foundational tips for greatly improving your marriage - a deeply needed refresher for some and completely new information for others! Positive, practical steps to take, today, and instruction for embracing God's perspective as a husband and wife..
When was the last time you took your wife on a Date? Is the passion for and and pursuit of your wife's heart a #1 priority with you? Your wife will never stop desiring to be desired. She may be a wife, mother, house manager, business manager - the years will pass by but, one thing will never change: She's always a woman. Inspiration and instruction for getting back into a loving, dating relationship with your wife.
A great discussion with Aaron and Jennifer Smith, answering questions about marriage, purity, holiness, and God's real purpose in your marriage - all topics covered in their new book, Marriage After God!
If you have a son, you're raising someone's husband and father. Will he be a man of good character - courageous, loyal, honest, kind, hardworking, with deep integrity? Are you giving your son a vision of the man he is becoming? This episode contains practical wisdom and guidance for teaching your son to focus on the future his choices will take him to.
The world says married men & women pursuing relationships with the opposite sex outside of marriage is no big deal - it's healthy, even. But, is this true? Is this a biblical perspective? How many divorces started with a casual positive relationship with someone else spouse? Is your marriage immune?
Dealing with conflict requires confrontation and often leads to contention. Who wants that? Learn how to handle conflict the biblical way and restore those once impossible relationships with other believers.
Do this and the need for discipline of your children will diminish by up to 80% in a very short time! Sound impossible? It's not! In this episode, we explore the vital difference between discipline and training. When was the last time you purposefully took the time to train your children?
Good communication brings life, healing, and love to your relationship. Bad communication . . . well, we know where that leads! Which kind do you have in your marriage? Getting communication right is vital for every marriage. How do you communicate with the one you’re building a life together?
How do you find real community in the local Church? What does it mean to "walk in fellowship" with each other? The real richness in the Church gathering is found in deep, trusting, accountable relationships. What does that look like in the local Church?
Do you use the powerful words of affirmation in your marriage and parenting? Are you aware of the role you play in building up the heart of your spouse and kids? When was the last time you communicated how much you value and deeply appreciate your spouse?
Offenses come in marriage - They're just part of two people learning to weave their lives together. Do you know how to deal with those offenses and walk through the process of forgiveness in a wise, productive, biblical way that will restore your relationship?
You desire a close-knit family but how can you cultivate strong relationships in your family? Just because we have children doesn't mean we will raise a loving family. What can parents do to cultivate closeness in family relationships and what does the Bible say those relationships should look like?
At first, the differences are endearing, then after a few months of marriage, they begin to annoy so try to change Him/Her. That's when trouble begins. Trying to change someone else leads to strife. So what can a husband or wife do? Is there a right way to seek real change in your spouse?
What happens when we decide to accept some parts, but reject other parts, of the Bible? Are you merely a “Christian” or are you a “biblical Christian”? What is the difference and why does it matter?
Anxiety – everyone hates it but what can you do to stop it? You don’t have to be a victim of Anxiety. What the Bible says to do every time Anxiety strikes and how to find the peace of God in the storm.
Do you have a deep friendship with your spouse? Many couples go through marriage without finding friendship. Is this God’s plan or does He have something far better for you? You can be great friends for life with the one you married. Here’s how.
From “Who are you?” to “I Do” in six days. This is the account of how Matt and Lisa’s Love Story began . . . and how it almost never happened! Funny, frustrating at times, and romantic (except for their first kiss!!)
Meet the hosts of Faithful Life show. Interesting background and adventures of Matt & Lisa’s – from Southern California to Northern B.C. You’ll also get a preview of upcoming episodes and have an opportunity to suggest topics!