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Fierce Parenting

Ryan and Selena Frederick

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New episodes every Wednesday! Join Ryan and Selena Frederick as they discuss all things parenting with light-hearted humor, Gospel-centered teaching, and raw transparency. Let's journey together and see what God does in our generation and the one to come!
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This is a Christian based Men's Podcast to help men become men of God, Warriors Within, who have to face this current culture. Many of us feel we must battle this life alone, but the truth is there are other men on this journey. WW hope is to teach men how to live a life in obedience, standing firm in the faith, and BE men for their homes, church, jobs, and community. We must be gentle as a lamb and fierce as a lion. We can be a brotherhood once again that prays, studies, and lives life toge ...
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FreedHearts

Susan & Rob Cottrell, FreedHearts

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"Deconstructing religious baggage with laughter and love! Changing the conversation on love and inclusion." Susan Cottrell is the Mom of two LGBTQ children; the founder of FreedHearts; an international speaker with a viral TEDx talk; a pastor and theologian; an acclaimed author; and a fierce advocate and ally. In her unique tender, relatable style, Susan is a prominent voice of unconditional love and lavish inclusion. Powerful, authentic, and relevant in today’s society, Susan has a lot to s ...
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The EZ Breezy Life is a global community of fierce, focused, and fired-up servant leaders working together to overcome life’s greatest challenges. This podcast will give you access to advice, products, and tools to get you ready for the glow-up. Visit www.ezbreezy.life to learn more! Views shared are for educational and entertainment purposes only; please seek professional financial, legal, & medical advice. Views expressed are solely those of each speaker and are not endorsed by any organiz ...
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Leading FOR Jesus disconnected FROM Jesus, makes no sense. Your influence was meant to flow from the wellspring of God’s Word, not just the latest leadership books. Find Bible-centric leadership tips at www.fierce.church/leadership. Love the Fierce Leadership Podcast? Consider becoming a Patron for as little as $1/month! https://www.patreon.com/fierceleadership Prefer to make a one-time gift instead? Give securely here » https://ppay.co/D7bpyti-jP4
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This is an out of the box ministry where we will talk about real life issues and apply biblical principles. We will laugh, have fun and interview special guests and talk about non-traditional church topics. I want to change the stereotypes that Christians can’t have fun! We will also talk about culture, things that are happening in the media and be transparent and grow together! This is a place where you can grow in your faith, have fun and allow God to meet you right where you are! Support ...
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Dr. R.A. Vernon is God's "threshing instrument" raised up in the Greater Cleveland area, for "such a time as this." Running with God's vision, he is seizing the Kingdom of God by force. Blessed with a fierce, bold and uncompromising delivery, Dr. Vernon fervently elucidates "THE WORD" of God by his utter dependence on the Lord, a passion for souls, and his determination to hold fast to integrity. For more information log on to www.wordcity.org
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Did you know the Hebrew root word for marriage is the same as mess? Okay, maybe not, but it wasn’t a stretch to believe, right? This is the podcast for Christian married couples who are in the middle of a messy moment. They need to laugh. They need clear, practical advice. And they need to hear from someone with an actual degree in this thing. Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley are those people. They have reached millions of couples through their counseling practices, books, events, and work at Focus ...
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In just eight episodes of Happily Even After, you’ll hear a story of a husband and wife who did not ride off into the sunset but found themselves fighting a man’s fierce battle with lust and pornography. Bob and Dannah Gresh are raw, real and honest. Their guests are wise experts in the work of marriage recovery. Some have degrees in therapy and psychology. Others learned their lessons on the hot pavement of life. All of them will tell you the truth—what you need to hear rather than what you ...
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I’m sure many of us know someone, if not you, who has felt uncomfortable talking about religion and money or has feelings of shame or guilt about it. Welcome to Yahweh’s Money, a podcast discussing the crossroads or intersections of religion and money. We go deep into topics like tithing, saving, debt and so much more from the religious view. Our cohosts are Shay Cook, CEO and founder of Crusaders for Change, LLC, and Vanessa McNelley our COO. Let’s talk about God and Money! Music by ROA - h ...
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Greg and Erin continue their discussion with Dave and Ashley Willis about setting boundaries with your in-laws. Later Joannie DeBrito joins the show to weigh in on how to set healthy boundaries with your in-laws with your spouse. We wrap with a listener question from Jay about a spouse being unreceptive toward their feelings. Get Dave and Ashley's …
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Get ready for a soul-stirring conversation on The EZ Breezy Life as Issata O. welcomes the dynamic duo, Dr. John & Dr. Dorn Wheatley Walker, authors and founders of a global ministry. The Walkers delve into the transformative power of discipleship and share their remarkable journey from Maryland to Florida, and ultimately to Stafford, Virginia, to …
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Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are starting to see the sun peak out and remind us that summer is not too far around the corner! What does it look like for your family to spend time outdoors and do your rhythms for getting outside have any sort of spiritual implications? Grow in your prayer life: https://40prayers.com To learn more about becoming…
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In this empowering episode of The EZ Breezy Life, host Issata O. exposes the toxic individuals that can hinder our path to purpose and how to recognize them. Issata discusses the tough lessons learned about protecting one's vision from people who don't align with or honor our destinies. She breaks down the traits of three types of people to distanc…
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Discover how to transform your financial life with a faith-based perspective as Shay Cook and Vanessa McNelley from Crusaders for Change LLC lead you to a place where spirituality and money meet. Prepare to have your heart uplifted and your wallet enriched as we share insights on how to honor God's ownership over our finances without letting them b…
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Today, we talk all about an example of how gender plays out in real life. How masculinity and femininity are perceived and received, and the impact it has. When you reduce the feminine, you reduce all the feminine traits: of caring, healing, listening, loving—which are indispensable as a balance to the masculine. What happens when you do that is to…
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There are attributes of God we cannot ignore that makes what Jesus did even more important. There are Christians who just see God as LOVE, and nothing more. He has not changed, and we need to understand this... God loves us but He will judge this world. Bible Verse(s): 1 Samuel 2:2; Genesis 3:24; Romans 5:12-19; 2 Peter 3:9-10 --- Support this podc…
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How do you set boundaries with in-laws? Today, Dave and Ashley Willis join Greg and Erin to discuss setting boundaries with in-laws. Plus, Sterling Knight-Pinneo joins to share his thoughts on setting biblical boundaries! Get Dave and Ashley's book for a gift of any amount! Interested in the book Boundaries Ashley mentioned? Click here to get it! W…
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What is masculine and what is feminine? What is our understanding of what they mean? Why does it matter? And why is the culture, and especially the church, holding so hard to traditional definitions? Gender has been turned into a false binary that has assigned roles based on gender with very little tolerance for crossover—even though all of us have…
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Happy He Has Risen Day! Yesterday many churches celebrated it as Resurrection Day or Easter. Why was Jesus being risen on the 3rd day important? Let's have a talk! Bible Verse(s): Matthew 27:62-66; Luke 24:1-12; Genesis 3:21; Hosea 6:1-2; Matthew 27:45-50 -----------------------------------------------------Track: Jim Yosef - Samurai [NCS Release]M…
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What is the key to a healthy marriage? Greg and Erin talk with Brad and Marilyn Rhoads about managing marriage expectations and weekly marriage dates. Plus, Greg and Erin tackle a popular marriage myth! Click Here to Receive the book The Grace Marriage for your donation of any amount! We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voi…
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Join bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Issata O. for a candid and inspirational chat in this episode of The EZ Breezy Life. She shares her personal experiences and valuable insights on navigating the challenges of leadership as a woman, particularly as a first-generation professional and a mom. Issata discusses the importance of recogni…
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Have you ever found yourself cringing at past financial faux pas? Well, join the club as your hosts Shay Cook & Vanessa McNelley open up about their money missteps and how they're not just common but crucial for personal growth. We weave in the timeless wisdom of Proverbs 27:23 to underscore the need for keen financial stewardship, all while dissec…
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Here we go! We begin our deep-dive into deconstruction by talking about the core of the false teachings coming from the ultra-religious, non-affirming, conditional-love church. It is the root of our racism, queerphobia, xenophobia, misogyny—so much of our problems and issues today. What is it? It is the Teaching of Contempt. Us versus them. So, wha…
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This is all about 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 being the second set of verses for Warrior Within Christian Manhood. I hope this will reach out to those men just wanting to understand what it means to have an identity in Jesus, and why we need to be Watchful, stand firm in the faith, be strong, be a man of God, and do it all in love. BibleVerse(s): 1 Cori…
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Can marriage survive infertility? Today, Chad and Tori Masters join Greg and Erin to talk about their journey waiting for their son, Micah. Plus, Bill Arbuckle gives a devotion about looking for God in waiting seasons! Check out this article to learn more about how you can thrive, even in a waiting season! Click here to listen to the Practice Makes…
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Welcome to another empowering episode of The EZ Breezy Life podcast! In this episode, host Issata O. delves into the important topic of how to spot gaslighting behavior in your relationships and effectively remove yourself from such toxic situations. Gaslighting is a form of manipulation and mental abuse used by abusers, narcissists, and cult-like …
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It’s important to deconstruct – especially when your faith has been rattled by religious abuse. You likely know exactly what I am talking about. If we do not deconstruct, we can be left with a lot of baggage. It’s vital to separate the God of Religion from the truth of God. Today we have some fun – and we pose a pretty big question. Beloved, gather…
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I needed to do a podcast on the verses behind Warrior Within. It is almost 4 years since I started recording, and we have a lot of new men who have joined the podcast, and the Discord (you can email me through facebook for the link or email warriorwithin.christianmanhood@gmail.com. Part I is on Ephesians 6:10-13 Bible Verse(s): Ephesians 6:10-20; 2…
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What does the bible say about sex in marriage? Dr. Juli Slattery joins Greg and Erin to discuss the importance of sex in marriage. Plus, we have an extra long Q&A with some voicemails with some of our listeners! Get the Juli's book for a gift of any amount! Check out these conversation starters to use on date night! We'd love to hear from you! Visi…
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Many parents who want to teach the Bible to their kids struggle with where to start. In this episode Ryan and Selena discuss ways to tackle Scripture, including using the oft-forgotten tool of catechesis. Grow in your prayer life: https://40prayers.com To learn more about becoming a Christian, visit: https://thenewsisgood.com This ministry is entir…
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Are you wrestling with the delicate balance of managing finances while staying true to your spiritual beliefs? Shay Cook and Vanessa McNelley are here to guide you through the melding of faith and financial responsibility. We uncover how women can conquer feelings of guilt and shame around money, wielding Proverbs 31 as a beacon of strength. Shay a…
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Sometimes, when people attack deconstruction, they talk about it like it’s an attack on Christianity. Actually, it’s just the opposite. Deconstruction is tearing down false religious teaching that goes against the message and life of Jesus. That message has been perverted by much of the Christian religion. Beloved, there is one thing that scares th…
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This is the last of the Armor II series- Toy Swords- I will be speaking on the Sword of Spirit in our lives. This one was something that really touched my spirit as it brought up a lot of how I was as a child versus today. Do we stand in faith with the Sword of Truth as we should? Bible Verse(s): Luke 18:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; Galatians 5:16-26; Psal…
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How do you know your marriage is over? Gary Thomas joins Greg and Erin to talk about how marriage is hard, but worth it. Plus, Greg and Erin will talk through some conversation starters! Get a copy of Gary's book, Cherish, for a gift of any amount! Check out these conversation starters to use on date night! Click here to read Erin's article about h…
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Many times we keep thinking peace as the world would se it, but what is Biblical peace then? What takes the place of out boots if we do not have peace? Let's take a look into what we can learn together. Bible Verse(s): Romans 16:19-20; Proverbs 3:5-8; Romans 12:17-21; Isaiah 26:3-4; 1 Timothy 1:7 Please if you feel called to do, support Warrior Wit…
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How can you and your spouse successfully become a team? Mo Isom Aiken joins Greg and Erin to talk about what it's like being a wife and mother battling a "me" mindset. Plus, we'll hear from newlywed's Alex and Megan Seeley about how they learned to being to switch to a team mentality in marriage! Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a …
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Have you ever felt the tug-of-war between maintaining a modest budget and the allure of the latest fashion trend? Shay and Vanessa certainly have, and it's a battle that extends far beyond our closets. In our latest episode, we tackle the emotional and financial tug-of-war that Christian women face when navigating the demands of Proverbs 31 amidst …
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Have you been called a Prodigal, and told that if you just repent all will be forgiven? Perhaps you’ve been told that, “Sure, you’re saying you’re gay or transgender—or that you are affirming your LGBTQ+ child--or whatever it is—but one day you’ll repent and then we will “graciously” let you back in the fold!” Uh yeah, no thank you. Few stories are…
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The Enemy will do cheap shots to disrupt our truth. We have the Holy Spirit that helps us to see the truth from the lies. We are going to have to battle over what is being taught and accepted that affects our truth. Let us talk about how to know the truth so we are not so easily influenced by anything more! Bible Verse(s): 1 John 4:1-6; John 16:12-…
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How does stress affect marriage? On today's episode, Greg and Erin talk to Guy and Amber Lia about how they learned to respond to stress in marriage. Plus, Greg and Erin will talk through some conversation starters! Get Guy and Amber's book for a gift of any amount! Check out these conversation starters to use on date night! We'd love to hear from …
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The story of the prodigal has been misunderstood and abused to harm and shame people. In this very special, powerful episode, we give you a profound, eye-opening retelling of this classic Biblical story about the prodigal – but this time as a transgender woman And she is certainly not the one who repents. This will forever change how you view this …
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Thi sis the 3rd of the series reflecting on the Helmet of Salvation and the battle we have with our minds on what is the truth, understanding our identity in Jesus, and awareness how the culture and other people will influence us. Do you struggle with your mind? Bible verse(s): Romans 12:1-2; 1 Peter 1:13-16, 22-23; Titus 2 ------------------------…
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What makes a marriage work? Ted Cunningham joins Greg and Erin to discuss how you can avoid marital drift. Plus, Greg and Erin will talk about how to build a firm foundation for your marriage! Get a copy of Ted's book for a gift of any amount! Want to learn more about the sacred pathways Greg mentioned? Click here to get the book! Need some help wi…
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What does your financial health have to do with your spiritual well-being? A lot, it turns out. Join us, Shay Cook and Vanessa McNelly, on a journey through the often-overlooked connection between money management and faith communities. We're peeling back the layers on how churches can serve as guiding lights for financial stewardship, offering up …
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When you begin to deconstruct everything you have believed, you begin to wonder who you are. You’re left wondering: how do I view the world now? It’s like someone healing from ongoing abuse, and they don’t really know who they are without it—if they’re not an abuse-survivor, who are they? If you’re not a “Christian,” who are you? It’s a big questio…
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We have the Armor of God, but what kind of battle come from it and what do we need to do to protect our hearts, where the armor is hit hard at, Breastplate of Righteousness. Will you protect your heart? Bible Verse(s): Proverbs 4:20-27; Romans 3:22-26; Romans 8:5-9, 1 John 2:15-17 -----------------------------------------------------Track: Jim Yose…
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Need some Valentine's date ideas? Today, Greg and Erin host a roundtable with some married friends to share some Valentine's day ideas! Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a couple by taking our free Marriage Assessment! Check out these conversation starters to use on date night! We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave…
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We hear from Christian parents every single day. Many give reasons why they just will not support, accept, affirm their LGBTQ+ child. Usually because of their interpretation of the Bible and what their pastors have told them to do. Today we share an email and our answer to a Mom about why parents absolutely MUST support, accept and affirm their LGB…
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Join us for a deep dive into overcoming relationship fears on this episode of The EZ Breezy Life. Host Issata O. delves into the various fears that can impact our connections with others, from the fear of being vulnerable to the fear of conflict. Learn how facing these fears can lead to stronger, more trusting relationships and ultimately, a more f…
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Armor II series is going to be a sequel of sorts to the Armor of God to express the importance of the armor in our lives. Today is the main reason, Resist the Devil because he is a liar. The lies are going to look so good that we can be easily deceived if our Armor is weak. Will you resist the devil? Bible Verse(s): 1 Peter 5:6-11; John 8:44; James…
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How can we overcome pride in marriage? Today, Levi and Jenni Lusko join Greg and Erin to talk about how pride destroys a marriage and some practical tips to practice humility with your spouse. Plus, Geremy Keeton stops by to share some thoughts on how to defend your marriage against pride! Get a copy of the book The Marriage Devotional for a gift o…
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