The Bible tells us that the crucible is meant to refine, and God will allow us to go through things in our lives that will act as crucibles to bring us to a place where the dross of our character can come to the surface.
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[Aaron] Hey, we're Aaron and Jennifer Smith with Marriage After God.
[Jennifer] Helping you cultivate an extraordinary marriage.
[Aaron] And today, we're gonna talk about asking God to search our hearts. ♪ Whoo ♪ ♪ Hey, hey, hey ♪
[Aaron] Welcome to the Marriage After God podcast, where we believe that marriage was meant for more than just happily ever after.
[Jennifer] I'm Jennifer, also known as Unveiled Wife.
[Aaron] And I'm Aaron, also known as Husband Revolution.
[Jennifer] We have been married for over a decade.
[Aaron] And so far, we have four young children.
[Jennifer] We have been doing marriage ministry online for over seven years through blogging and social media.
[Aaron] With the desire to inspire couples to keep God at the center of their marriage, encouraging them to walk in faith every day.
[Jennifer] We believe that Christian marriage should be an extraordinary one full of life--
[Jennifer] And power--
[Aaron] That can only be found by chasing after God--
[Aaron] Thank you for joining us in this journey as we chase boldly after God's will for our life together.
[Jennifer] This is Marriage After God. ♪ Hey, hey, hey ♪
[Aaron] Welcome back to another episode of the Marriage After God podcast.
[Jennifer] The most amazing podcast you've ever been listening to.
[Aaron] Yeah, if you're married for sure. Actually, I think we have people that are not married listening to us.
[Jennifer] Hey, that's good.
[Aaron] Which is awesome. As usual, we wanna invite you to leave us a quick review. A star rating is the easiest way to do it. All you have to do is scroll to the bottom of the podcast app and hit the star. But if you have a little bit of extra time, you can leave us a text review also, and that helps lots of people see the episodes, see the podcast, because it comes up in the rankings the more reviews they have. So that'd be awesome if you can do that. If you've been blessed by the show, we just invite you to do that.
[Jennifer] And thank you to everyone who has already left a review and star rating. We really appreciate that.
[Aaron] Yeah, there's tons of 'em. We have over 600 star ratings, and like 70 or 80 text reviews, which is amazing.
[Jennifer] And so encouraging to us.
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[Jennifer] For those listening who, like you said, maybe aren't married yet, we also have a book bundle for them.
And it's prayers for your future husband and wife, so you can check that out as well.
[Aaron] Thank you for that reminder. So that's how we get support for our podcast. If you love it, if you wanna support the podcast and the content, check out our store, and pick up one of our books. That'd be awesome. So before we get into the topic, I'd love to do an icebreaker. And this is something we're gonna try doing. It's a new part of our show. And so it