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Marriage After God

Aaron & Jennifer Smith

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Marriage After God Podcast with authors and influencers Aaron and Jennifer Smith is a weekly show for practical, Biblical wisdom to strengthen Christian marriages. Learn to build intimacy, improve communication, manage conflict, cultivate romance, blend families, pursue God's purpose, and hopefully laugh a lot.Packed with actionable advice, engaging stories, and encouragement from the Bible, this marriage podcast will inspire you to chase boldly after God’s plan for your life together. Disco ...
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Faith Lived Out ~Bible Verses about Marriage, God’s Wisdom and Encouragement for Christian Women

Nanci Adamson ~ Christian Mentor I Bible Teacher I Speaker l Women’s Ministry Leader

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The Biblical View of Marriage & Becoming a Submissive Wife Are you a Christian wife who wants the loving godly marriage that the Lord designed for you, but are unsure what that looks like or how to get it? Do you want to have confidence in your marriage and being the submissive wife you are called to be, without the fear that you’re doing it wrong? Is it a struggle to know what the truth is, to stop worrying all the time, and to put your faith and trust in the Lord? Then you’ve come to the r ...
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How often do we hear someone say; I trust God, but . . . Maybe you have even said or thought this yourself. We know that God is sovereign, that He loves us and wants what is best for us, and yet there are things we just can’t seem to let go of. Oh, we may give it to the Lord, but we end up taking it right back again by worrying and trying to fix th…
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In this heartwarming episode of the Marriage After God podcast, we share a topic close to our hearts: the power of words in our relationships with our children. As we wrap up our insightful words series, we offer a glimpse into the biblical foundations that guide our conversations, sharing seven key phrases from the Bible that we believe can profou…
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As believers, Christ is our rock. He is our hope and our future and therefore should be the foundation for all that we do. Christ must be at the center of our marriages if we want to have the loving wonderful marriage that God designed for us to have, the marriage that we all long for. But how do we do that. What are the practical steps that we can…
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In this episode, we open our hearts and share personal stories, including the challenges we faced when words were misused and the joy of rediscovering our harmony. From discussing the anticipation and differences of our current pregnancy to the spiritual growth within our family, this episode is a testament to the fact that communication is the bed…
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When we are struggling, hurting, or seeking direction for our lives, people may give us the advice to fast and pray. But, what is fasting in the bible? What does scripture show us is the purpose of fasting? When and how do we do this and will it make a difference? Join me as we take a look at one of my favorite books of the Bible and what it teache…
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There are many problems in a marriage that can be resolved simply by communicating well. Being willing to share our thoughts and feelings and asking our husbands what theirs are. Not assuming what they are thinking, or that they should automatically know how we feel, but to share these things with one another and learn about each other. In this epi…
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We all know that men and women are different. We think differently, respond to things differently, and have different wants and needs. Add to that, the fact that each individual man and woman also has different personalities, as well as different likes and dislikes. Trying to understand the opposite sex is nearly impossible. Today, I am interviewin…
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The power of the words we speak to ourselves cannot be overstated, and in this episode, we're going back to the source of all life and truth - the Bible. We'll explore seven pivotal words and the scriptures that have the power to revolutionize the way we think, act, and relate to our spouses. From understanding what it truly means to believe to emb…
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LISTEN FOR OUR SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT :) Hey, we’re Aaron and Jennifer Smith, hosts of the Marriage After God podcast. In this episode, we delve into specific Bible stories that reveal the profound impact of words. Welcome back to our podcast! If you haven't already, please take a moment to subscribe to our channel. And after listening, we'd apprecia…
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All of us can lose hope at one time or another. When our life or our marriage hasn’t turned out the way we planned and we feel that it will never change. When we have tried and tried to make the necessary changes, but nothing seems to work. We can lose hope when the problem that we’re facing seems impossible to get through. When it seems that there…
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In this episode, we discuss an important truth - the words we choose to receive and believe directly impact and direct the course of our lives. We see in Proverbs that wisdom and understanding come from knowing and accepting words of insight. Like Jesus' parable of seeds and soil, words only take root and have power in us when we fully receive and …
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We don’t understand it when our husbands begin to change. When instead of being in church or with the family, they want to hang out with friends all night or shut themselves off in a room with their computer or phone. We are hurt by this so we beg and plead for them to change, to go to counseling or whatever it takes, because we just want our husba…
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In this episode, we explore an incredible but overlooked truth - words are spiritual things! Just as God spoke the world into existence, what we say also carries spiritual power and implications. We look at 1 John 4 on "testing the spirits" and see this refers to assessing the words and messages people speak to determine their origin - from God or …
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Even the best of husbands make mistakes. Some are small and easy to overlook and forgive. But some are devastating because the hurt is deep, the commitment and trust of your marriage has been broken and you're unsure if it can ever be repaired. We know that God tells us to forgive, but how and is it even possible to ever get past this and move forw…
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In this episode, we explore the incredible power words have to our world and our marriage, tracing this truth back to the creation story. Just as God spoke the world into being, the enemy tempted and deceived using words. We see through stories like the Tower of Babel how unified language and common words allowed people to accomplish anything. And …
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Love. We all want it in our lives. We are called by God to love others, love our husbands and our children, and to love God. But what does that really look like in our lives? What does the Bible say the meaning of love is? Today we’re looking at what God says about love. What we are without love in our hearts, what the true meaning of love is, and …
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In this episode, we share that we are bringing back video to our podcast! We started out years ago with video but took a break to focus just on audio. Now we're excited to add in some visual elements again. We recap what the start of 2024 has held- grieving my brother's passing, celebrating Jennifer's birthday and our 17th anniversary, and dealing …
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As wives and moms, we are pulled in so many different directions. Our husband need this, the kids are asking for that, but we need to work on something else. How do we determine what is most important? Those things that take priority and those that it’s okay to say no to? Join me as we take a look at 4 godly priorities for the Christian wife and wh…
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Best of 2023! The most popular episode of 2023 with well over 500 downloads. Whether this is a refresher or a 1st look, it's certainly worth a listen and share. Hope you enjoy! What does it really mean to be a submissive wife? Is it to be a doormat? That you can't have your own opinion or that your life consist of being some kind of slave to your h…
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I see so many on FB who say they are alone and have no christian friends or that their only friend is their husband. Those who are struggling in life, in their marriages, their families, or with their jobs. Our Christian walk was never meant to be done alone. All throughout scripture God talks to us about having fellowship with other believers. And…
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Being a submissive wife doesn’t mean that we must simply take everything that is thrown at us with meekness and fear. Or that we have no say in anything and cannot stand up for what is right. God has called us, as believers, to stand firm in Christ. He has also provided us with the authority and guidance to help bring those who are falling away, ba…
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Being a submissive wife in a difficult or unhappy marriage is just that, difficult. And certainly not what any of us thought it would be like when we dreamed of being married. Thankfully, God is not only well aware of the sinful nature of His people, but His Word is full of wisdom as to what to do as a godly wife with a challenging husband. Join me…
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There are many women who ask, “Am I still called to be submissive if my husband _____?” If my husband isn’t a believer, if he's a believer but not following God, or if I can’t trust him. What do I do then? Most of us probably know that we are not called to be submissive if our husband asks us to sin, but what about these other scenarios? Are we sti…
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We all want love, affection and closeness in our marriages. We remember the way things were when we were dating or first married and want it to stay that way. As we talked about in part 1, when this begins to change or when our marriages are not what we expected, we try to bring about change. However, we find that our efforts are not having the eff…
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As wives we desire love, affection, and closeness with our husbands. Wanting things to be how they were when we were dating or first married. When this begins to change, we miss the closeness and fear we may be losing our husbands. Or when our marriage is not what we expected, we try to bring about change. However, many times it’s done in a way tha…
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In this fun holiday episode, we are sharing 12 creative Christmas date night ideas for married couples! The Christmas season is full of romance with the lights, music and cozy weather. We want to encourage you to take advantage and plan some intentional couple time. We share why dating your spouse is so important: it makes you both feel cherished, …
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Does prayer really change things? Can it truly make a difference in your marriage? I know that some of you are worried about your marriages. Your frustrated with your husband and maybe even more frustrated with God because you pray and nothing seems to change. Making you wonder if the problems in your marriage can be fixed or if praying is even wor…
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As believers, we hear the terms denying self or dying to self in our Christian circles. On the surface, it can seem that we are called to live a sacrificial life of minimal wants and desires. One that only consist of putting everyone and everything before ourselves. Denying ourselves to follow God does require a sacrificial love and service for oth…
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In this special Thanksgiving episode, we are sharing about the immense value of serving others together in marriage. While the holiday may look different for all of us this year, we want to encourage you with the blessings, unity and purpose that come from adopting a lifestyle of service as a couple. We start by reflecting on our own journey of ser…
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It's the season to be thankful, grateful, and blessed. But what if things aren't going so well for you right now? If times are tough and you're struggling to just get through the day? We are called to give thanks in everything, but sometimes, in the midst of chaos and difficulties, it can be hard to muster up any kind of thankfulness. And if we do,…
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This episode concludes our 8-part series walking through the Lord's Prayer. Listen to all parts for more marriage wisdom. In this episode, we finish The Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:13, the final verse in the Lord's Prayer. We discuss Jesus' personal experience with temptation and how God never tempts us. We encourage listeners to rely on God daily f…
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The term “Self-love” is very popular in our society today. As we looked at last week, the real meaning of it is not what the world has sugarcoated it to be. And the false teachings are really nothing more than scripture taken out of context to make the Bible say what they want to believe. As we continue our chat today about self-love, we’re going t…
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The term “Self-love” is very popular in our society today. And why wouldn’t it be. On the surface, it seems good to make sure that people love and take care of themselves. However, there are some seriously false teachings out there on what the Bible says about self-love. Teachings that will cause division and problems in your marriage. Today, I’m s…
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In this episode we dive into Matthew 6:12 and the importance of forgiveness in marriage. We discuss how forgiveness requires trusting God to transform our hearts and align with Christ's example on the cross. This episode aims to encourage couples to pray for the humility and grace to forgive often in marriage. Topics Discussed: Jesus teaches us to …
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The struggle is real because the flesh is weak. We set our minds to be more submissive and show respect to our husbands. To be patient, loving, and kind to others. However, we are often frustrated by our weaknesses and failure to change. We lose hope because, no matter how hard we try, we continue to struggle to become the godly woman we want to be…
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In this episode, we focus on Matthew 6:11, where Jesus teaches us to pray for our "daily bread." We discuss how God's Word and prayer are our spiritual nourishment and should be daily fuel for our marriages. This episode aims to encourage couples to make Bible reading and prayer non-negotiable daily habits in order to have thriving, God-dependent m…
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The “purity culture” is where the teachings of abstinence have been so strong, that some believers struggle to be intimate with their spouse. Some have become believers after marriage and now worry about honoring God in this area. Wondering about His teachings for a biblical intimate marriage relationship. Join me for a close look at what the Bible…
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This episode focuses on Matthew 6:10 and what it means to pray for God's kingdom and will in our marriages. We discuss aligning our desires with God's, pursuing His heart in prayer, and walking in obedience. This episode aims to encourage listeners to evaluate their motivations in prayer and develop a more sincere, obedient prayer life. Topics Disc…
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I hear women all the time who are frustrated and hurt because their husband doesn't love them the way they want to be loved. They know what their love language is and no matter how hard they try, they just can’t seem to get their husbands to understand and to love them in this way. Well ladies, I’ve been there. Right where you are with the same hur…
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This episode explores principles we can apply from Jesus' teaching on prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. We discuss how starting our prayers by acknowledging God as our heavenly Father affects our heart posture. We also touch on coming to God freely as His children to share all parts of our life, while still revering His holiness. This episode aims to encou…
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Trust is vital in a marriage relationship. It is something that we have to work at, always protect, and rebuild if lost. Many find trusting their spouse to be very difficult either due to how they have been treated in the past or because the bond of trust has been broken in the marriage. In today’s episode we’re taking a look at how as wives, we ca…
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Our prayer must not be self-centered. It must arise not only because we feel our own need as a burden we must lay upon God, but also because we are so bound up in love for our fellow men that we feel their need acutely as our own. To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them. - John C…
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If our God abounds in love and grace, then why is life such a struggle at times? Why do we have problems in our marriages, with our finances, or with illness in our family? Why can’t being a believer in a mighty sovereign God mean that our life is easy and peaceful. What is the purpose and how do we navigate these adversities? We’re going to take a…
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Get your copy of "The Marriage Gift: 365 Prayers For Our Marriage" today! HTTP://themarriagegift.com Welcome back to Part 2 of our enlightening 8-week series on prayer. Last week, we delved deep into understanding the essence of true prayer. If you missed it, don't fret! Simply hit play after this episode and enjoy a double dose of spiritual nouris…
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Divorce has become a common occurrence in our society, with an estimated 45% of marriages ending in divorce. Even among believers, marriages not only end due to infidelity, but because of financial struggles, lack of commitment and unmet expectations. But what does the Bible say about divorce? Does God really lead some people to leave their spouse?…
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Support this podcast and your marriage and grab a copy of The Marriage Gift: 365 Prayers For Our Marriage today! HTTP://themarriagegift.com This 8-part series will go through the teaching of Jesus on prayer in Matthew 6. Each episode of this 8 part series will discuss one or 2 verses from his teaching on prayer and pull out the lessons and principl…
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Because of the way our world is today with being careful to look out for ourselves and the desire to be independent. Some women can be afraid to follow God’s calling of becoming a submissive wife. They feel it means they are less worthy, will lose their identity, or merely live in their husband's shadow. Today we’re ending those fears as we take a …
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Support this podcast by Ordering a copty of our newest 1-Year Marriage Prayer Devotional: HTTP://themarriagegift.com Welcome back to the "Marriage After God" podcast with your hosts, Aaron and Jennifer Smith. In this second installment of our two-part series on "10 Relationships in the Bible That Can Inspire Your Marriage," we delve deeper into the…
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The enemy is real, he walks around seeking whom he may devour, and he is after our marriages. In the previous episodes, we’ve learned about Satan tactics and God's armor to protect us against the attacks. We’ve also talked about why the enemy is after our marriages and wants them to fail. Today, we’re looking at the one weapon God has given us to f…
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Do you love this podcast? If so please consider joining the Marriage After God patron Team. https://marriageaftergod.com/patron In this 2 part podcast series, we discuss the various spiritual and practical insights that we find through some of the most powerful relationship stories throughout the Bible. In part 1 of this series, we discus stories f…
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