Our story is not perfect. Our marriage is not perfect. Our five kids are not perfect. Our decades of ministry together are not perfect. Thankfully, our God is perfect, and He does perfect work through imperfect people. We like to help real people learn to really laugh, learn, and love.
With Pastor Mark and Grace, it’s all about Jesus! They've been married and doing ministry together for over twenty-five years. They launched Real Faith with Bible teaching for men, women, pastors, leaders, Spanish speakers, and more and planted The Trinity Church with their five kids in Scottsdale, Arizona. Together they have authored Real Marriage and Win Your War and Pastor Mark has authored many other books, including Spirit-Filled Jesus, Who Do You Think You Are?, Vintage Jesus, and Doctrine.
Who Around You Survived 2020?
When life is normal you don’t really know who the wise, foolish, or evil people are around you but 2020 helped us to see more clearly. Some people made foolish self-destructive decisions or just checked out during the 2020 pandemic. Other people made wise decisions and allowed God to use that opportunity to grow closer to their spouse and serve others. Let’s take the time to look back and find the friends and family we need to move closer to and maybe those we need to set a boundary with.
The New Normal: Lessons From 2020
Some places are starting to get back to "normal". What is normal? Is that really where we as believers want to be? Normal in our world right now isn’t very good and isn’t healthy. Let’s do better than getting back to normal, let’s move forward to healthy. In whatever you’ve been through in 2020 there are significant lessons that God has for you to learn from and not just “return to normal”. Mark & Grace share the lessons they learned from Covid-19 and 2020 and how to move forward to healthy.
The Blessings of 2020
As the world starts to open up again and life becomes a little more normal we want to start a new series looking back on last year as it was a defining moment in history. If you’re a believer there are always blessings to be found in any season. Looking back on this year, ask your spouse, “Where were the blessings?”. Mark & Grace also talk about what blessings they saw in 2020.
Too Young to Get Married?
Mark and Grace bring up their oldest son Zac (21) and his fiancé, Chloe (20), to help them answer a question about being too young to get married. How do you know when to get married? Ultimately the more important question might be, “When is God’s timing?”.
How Often Should We Have Sex?
Mark & Grace answer THE question, “How often should a married couple have sex?” Sex should be a priority in your marriage. If you’re in a healthy marriage you should want to connect regularly. Marriage is two servants in love. The more selfish you are the worse your marriage will be.
Afraid of Sex
A lot of what’s talked about in the church around sex is that it is dirty, wrong, and gross, so, save it for the one you love. Mark and Grace talk about how married couples can undo a sense of fear and shame around sex.