Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Fierce Marriage: Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ's Relentless Love by Ryan Frederick & Selena Frederick

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by Selena Frederick
Ryan and Selena Frederick were newlyweds when they landed in Switzerland to pursue Selena's dream of training horses. Neither of them knew at the time that Ryan was living out a death sentence brought on by a worsening genetic heart defect. Soon it became clear he needed major surgery that could either save his life--or result in his death on the operating table. The young couple prepared for the worst.

When Ryan survived, they both realized that they still had a future together. But the near loss changed the way they saw all that would lie ahead. They would live and love fiercely, fighting for each other and for a Christ-centered marriage, every step of the way.

Fierce Marriage is their story, but more than that, it is a call for married couples to put God first in their relationship, to measure everything they do and say to each other against what Christ did for them, and to see marriage not just as a relationship they should try to keep healthy but also as one worth fighting for in every situation. With the gospel as their foundation, Ryan and Selena offer hope and practical help for common struggles in marriage, including communication problems, sexual frustration, financial stress, family tension, screen-time disconnection, and unrealistic expectations.

My Thoughts:
Fierce Marriage by Ryan and Selena Frederick's is authentic and a practical book to marriage. I love how real both of them are in this book. From personal stories, to discussion of forgiveness, money and sex, I truly appreciated that they did not shy away from hard subjects. 
This book will challenge you in your marriage, with authenticity and make you want your marriage to be better. Each chapter ends with questions to challenge your marriage, which was thought provoking and ultimately will make your marriage more like Christ. 
I give this book 4/5 stars. A favorable review was not required for a review copy. All opinions expressed here are my own. 

About the Authors:
Ryan FrederickRyan & Selena Frederick are passionate about seeing the gospel change hearts and transform marriages. They believe it’s impossible for relationships to truly thrive outside of the redemptive, saving work of Jesus Christ. As writers they lead a vibrant community of hundreds of thousands of couples through their blog, Fierce Marriage.

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