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Building Strong Marriages that Weather Life’s Storms with Gary Thomas

Heaven In Your Home

How do we navigate hard things that come our way and not get washed out by the storms of life? And, how can we keep our marriage anchored in the truth, in intimacy with God and each other? In this episode you will hear nuggets of wisdom and insight to encourage you in your marriage, even when the trials of life threaten to rip you apart. Every marriage will face hard times, yet with a Kingdom perspective, seasons of setbacks and disappointments are shifted.  Be encouraged through the stories of marriages that not only weathered the storm, but became an opportunity to glorify God. And, be reminded of the beauty of a marriage that is always healing and leaning in toward intimacy and growth. About Gary Thomas Gary Thomas's writing and speaking draw people closer to Christ and closer to others. He is the author of twenty books that together have sold more than two million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. These books include Sacred Marriage, Cherish, Married Sex, and the Gold Medallion-award winning Authentic Faith. Resources Mentioned: Making Your Marriage a Fortress: Strengthening Your Marriage to Withstand Life's Storms, Gary Thomas Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Website Instagram

51mins

31 Oct 2022

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367 - GARY THOMAS | Making Your Marriage a Fortress

Undaunted.Life: A Man's Podcast by Kyle Thompson

In this episode, we welcome Gary Thomas to the show. He is a bestselling author and international speaker. His books have sold over two million copies worldwide. He’s most known for his marriage and relationship books, to include Sacred Marriage (over 1,000,000 copies sold) and Cherish (100 Books Every Modern Christian Man Should Read). In this interview, we discuss his new book Making Your Marriage a Fortress, how he got into writing marriage books for a Christian audience, why he doesn’t write books specifically for men, how one word could save your marriage, what a healthy sex life looks like inside a marriage, how much you should share with your spouse if you have sinned against her, how the modern church has failed to equip men, and much more. Let’s get into it… Text UPPER ROOM to 727-472-3860 to get an application and to schedule 1-on-1 with Rylee Meek of The Upper Room and The King’s Council.Episode notes and links HEREDonate to support our mission of equipping men to push back darkness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 26mins

4 Oct 2022

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"Making Your Marriage A Fortress" with Gary Thomas

Legacy Dads with Dave and Dante

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Gary Thomas, who's new book "Making Your Marriage A Fortress" comes out on October 4th 2022. Gary Thomas is a bestselling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others. He unites the study of Scripture, church history, and the Christian classics to foster spiritual growth and deeper relationships within the Christian community. When it comes to being a Legacy Dad, Gary provides practical wisdom and insight as he walks us through some of the personal examples he uses in this new book. If you're looking to fortify your marriage to leave a lasting legacy, start with the bible, then get this book...it's sure to get you pointed in the right direction! Interact with Gary: https://garythomasbooks.substack.com Gary's Website: https://www.garythomas.com Gary's New Book: https://www.christianbook.com/making-marriage-fortress-strengthening-withstand-storms/gary-thomas/9780310347453/pd/347453?event=ESRCG

55mins

3 Oct 2022

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S09 E02: Jesus is the Hero with Gary Thomas

Word Made Digital

Welcome to the Word Made Digital Podcast!---We're chatting with Gary Thomas, author of "Sacred Pathways: Nine Ways To Connect With God", and attempting to strip away the frustration often felt in "one-size-fits-all" spirituality. Thomas insists that it's better to discover the path God designed you to take -- a path marked by growth and fulfilment. ---Listen to our weekly episodes of the podcast: Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/xw8k2t2rApple Music: https://tinyurl.com/ytms6na7Google: https://tinyurl.com/bjraf4vy---Learn more about Gary Thomas:Instagram: @garythomasbooksWebsite: https://garythomas.com/---Learn more about Word Made Digital:Website: https://www.wordmadedigital.com/Connect with us on Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/fsycm98mJoin our Facebook Group "Digital Church": https://tinyurl.com/hfwuecm9---Thank you to our Season 9 sponsors:Compassion Canada: https://www.compassion.ca/​​​ Canadian Bible Society: https://biblesociety.ca/ServeHQ: https://servehq.church/---Music: "Good Morning" by Laxcity Musicbed Licensed

56mins

28 Sep 2022

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The Real Truth on Making your Marriage a Fortress with Gary Thomas

Pardon the Mess with Cynthia Yanof

I hope you’re enjoying our real truth series as much as I am.  If I’m honest, most of the real truth topics we’re covering are areas of my life that could use a little bit of attention, and I’m guessing you’re dealing with the same things too!  Today is no exception as we visit with Gary Thomas, the King of Marriage. I mean, perhaps “King of Marriage” is not exactly in his bio, but when you write books like Sacred Marriage and Making your Marriage a Fortress, you’re pretty much royalty where I’m from.   We’re talking today about the many things threatening our marriages and how we prepare today for what may be a struggle tomorrow. If for no other reason, you can’t miss today because Gary has the best encouragement for pursuing emotional attachment with our spouses even when life happens and there’s barely a moment to spare.  We also have a great discussion on finances in our marriages, which pretty much lives in the top ten of problems married couples face. I’m so thrilled to have Gary Thomas back with us today, and I know you’re going to love him! Resources from today's show:  Making your Marriage a Fortress Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters

36mins

22 Sep 2022

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70 | Gary Thomas Shares His Personal Journey to Becoming an Author, Becoming People Who are Filled and Formed by the Holy Spirit, and Discusses Experiencing God's Best Designs for Sexual Intimacy

The Kingdoms Podcast

70 | Gary Thomas Shares His Personal Journey to Becoming an Author, Becoming People Who are Filled and Formed by the Holy Spirit, and Discusses Experiencing God's Best Designs for Sexual Intimacy

57mins

14 Aug 2022

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Fortify Your Marriage: Gary Thomas

Rhythms for Life

Every marriage faces seasons of setbacks and disappointment, but how we respond to these challenges determines the long-term outcome of our marriages. With ideas from his upcoming book, Making Your Marriage a Fortress, Gary Thomas, joins us to give practical insight and advice on how to build a marriage that can withstand life's storms whenever they get thrown at you.This marriage and parenting series is brought to you by Aro. Aro is offering RFL listeners a $25 discount by using code RFL at checkout AND a free six-month subscription for a limited time. Order your Aro today at goaro.com and use the promo code: RFLARO GIVEAWAY: Until August 31, Aro is offering the chance to win a three-night getaway to Bolt Farm Treehouse, a luxury mountaintop retreat that, just like Aro, helps people reconnect with nature, their people, and their purpose. To register for a chance to win, text RFL to 66866.Pre-Order Gary Thomas' upcoming book, Making Your Marriage a Fortress: Strengthening Your Marriage to Withstand Life's Storms, releasing October 4.RETREAT GIVEAWAY: Enter to win the Couples Retreat, October 21-24 at Lost Valley Ranch. To enter, visit rebekahlyons.com/giveaway. 

42mins

10 Aug 2022

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Making Your Marriage A Fortress (with Gary Thomas)

Dad Tired

Every marriage will face disaster. Illness or cancer. Job loss or financial burdens. Addiction. Anxiety. Infidelity. Loss of faith. It's not a question of if your marriage will face trials. It's a question of when. Whether you've been married for five years or fifty, your marriage will either become part of the problem or part of the solution, and it's within your power to ensure your marriage is prepared for those seasons, is a place of refuge and safety throughout those seasons, and can recover well after those seasons. In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with best-selling author Gary Thomas (Sacred Marriage) to talk through how to build a marriage that can withstand life's many storms.Podcast Discussion Questions for your Meet Up Group:Do you look at your marriage as something that draws you closer to God?What if you looked at and leaned into your marriage as a place where God is challenging you and showing you weaknesses in your character?Is there some characteristic/attitude that you have in your life outside of the home that you need to check to connect with your family at home.What are you chasing after to make you happy? Is it the kingdom of God? (Matt. 6:33)Are you trying to turn your wife into a “love me how I want to be loved machine?” Or do you want to treat your wife like Christ who came not to be served but to serve.Are you spiritually healthy enough to handle life when the storm hits? Will your marriage be a refuge or part of the problem.Are you training your brain to escape the pain and pressure in your life today, that may only get worse when the storm comes?Questions from Jerrad and GaryWhat is Gods agenda for my marriage? What if your wife needs joy today in what she is doing? Do I expect my wife/kids to exist for me? Or am I here to serve them and love them and help them grow?How can you cherish your wife if you are living in terror of her finding you out? What does your spiritual life look like outside of you wife? Are you relying on your wife’s relationship with Jesus?Find a Dad Tired community near you: https://www.dadtired.com/meetup.htmlJoin the online Dad Tired community: https://connect.dadtired.comDo you believe in the Dad Tired ministry? Partner with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/give.html

41mins

1 Aug 2022

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Top Ten from 2021: #3 Mutually Pleasing Sex in Marriage: An Interview with Gary Thomas

The Savvy Sauce

Top Ten from 2021: #3 Mutually Pleasing Sex in Marriage: An Interview with Gary Thomas Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. Song of Songs 4:11 (NIV) Questions We Discuss:Will you tell me more about a few of your take aways from studying Song of Songs What wisdom can you offer to couples who are asking "is this ok?" Will you share ways to get the most out of involving all five senses in married sex? Gary Thomas’ writing and speaking focuses on bringing people closer to Christ and closer to others.   He is the author of 20 books that together have sold over two million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. These books include When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People; Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?, The Sacred Search: What If It’s Not About Who You Marry, but Why?, and the Gold Medallion award winner Authentic Faith.  Gary holds a B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University, an MA degree in systematic theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Western Seminary (Portland, OR). He serves on the teaching team (and as Writer in Residence) at Second Baptist Church, Houston—a congregation with six campuses and 70,000 members—and is an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and Houston Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas. Gary’s speaking ministry has led him to speak in 49 states and nine different countries, and on numerous national television and radio programs, including multiple appearances on Focus on the Family and Family Life Today. Gary’s interviews on Focus on the Family have been chosen among the “Best of 2013,” “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2017.” Gary enjoys running in his spare time and has completed 14 marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 35 years and they have three adult children and the smartest, cutest, most adorable granddaughter on the planet. Gary is active online through his website (www.garythomas.com), twitter (@garyLthomas) Facebook (www.facebook.com/authorgarythomas) and Instagram (garythomasbooks) At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Married Sex Thank You to Our Sponsor: WinShape Marriage Connect with The Savvy Sauce on Facebook or Instagram or Our Website Gospel Scripture: (all NIV) Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.”  Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”  Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”  John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” Ephesians 2:8–10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God‘s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.“ Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.“ Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

59mins

25 Jul 2022

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Top Ten from 2021: #5 Nine Ways to Connect with God with Gary Thomas

The Savvy Sauce

Top Ten from 2021: #5 Nine Ways to Connect with God with Gary Thomas “So then, let us pursue [with enthusiasm] the things which make for peace and the building up of one another [things which lead to spiritual growth].”‭‭Romans‬ ‭14:19‬ ‭(AMP‬‬) Questions We Discuss:1. Will you teach us what each of these nine spiritual temperaments are?2. How can each of us identify our primary pathway?3. What benefits come from identifying our own pathway and the pathway of others? Gary Thomas’ writing and speaking focuses on bringing people closer to Christ and closer to others.   He is the author of 20 books that together have sold over two million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. These books include When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People; Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?, The Sacred Search: What If It’s Not About Who You Marry, but Why?, and the Gold Medallion award winner Authentic Faith.  Gary holds a B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University, an MA degree in systematic theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Western Seminary (Portland, OR). He serves on the teaching team (and as Writer in Residence) at Second Baptist Church, Houston—a congregation with six campuses and 70,000 members—and is an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and Houston Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas. Gary’s speaking ministry has led him to speak in 49 states and nine different countries, and on numerous national television and radio programs, including multiple appearances on Focus on the Family and Family Life Today. Gary’s interviews on Focus on the Family have been chosen among the “Best of 2013,” “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2017.” Gary enjoys running in his spare time and has completed 14 marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 35 years and they have three adult children and the smartest, cutest, most adorable granddaughter on the planet. Gary is active online through his website (www.garythomas.com), twitter (@garyLthomas) Facebook (www.facebook.com/authorgarythomas) and Instagram (garythomasbooks) At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Sacred Pathways: Nine Ways to Connect with God Thank You to Our Sponsor: WinShape Marriage Connect with The Savvy Sauce on Facebook or Instagram or Our Website Gospel Scripture: (all NIV) Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.”  Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”  Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”  John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” Ephesians 2:8–10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God‘s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.“ Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.“ Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

57mins

11 Jul 2022

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