65 episodes

Welcome to the Forever Marriage Podcast! Forever Marriage at Lakewood exists to strengthen families by helping couples discover God’s design for marriage. One of our hopes for the FM Podcast is to provide Biblically based marital advice from experienced marriage counselors, Scott and Dawn Smith, who have been working with couples for 20+ years! 

Forever Marriage Podcast Scott & Dawn Smith

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Welcome to the Forever Marriage Podcast! Forever Marriage at Lakewood exists to strengthen families by helping couples discover God’s design for marriage. One of our hopes for the FM Podcast is to provide Biblically based marital advice from experienced marriage counselors, Scott and Dawn Smith, who have been working with couples for 20+ years! 

    S4E6: The Pursuit of Peace

    S4E6: The Pursuit of Peace

    In Season 4 Episode 6, we talk about the pursuit of peace. Paul says in Romans 12:18, "If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men."  Notice in this verse, Paul gives two conditions to the pursuit of peace - 1)If possible and, 2) So far as it depends on you. We consider the 'if possible' portion of the verse and talk about how at times in may be impossible to be at peace with another person. You may have done everything God ask of you to make things right, but the person still chooses to be at odds with you. So what do you do? 

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Scripture: Hebrews 12:14, Romans 12:18, Psalm 133:1, Hebrews 11:1, Philippians 4:9Fun little plug about diagramming sentences and prepositions for all you English/Language Arts people out there AND two of our most favorite Thanksgiving recipes 

    • 29 min
    S4E5: Be at Peace with One Another

    S4E5: Be at Peace with One Another

    In Season 4 Episode 5, we talk about what it means to be at peace with one another. Paul says in Romans 12:18, "If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men." 

    What is peace? And why do you believe peace is such a crucial part to marriage? What effect does a person not being at peace with God have on their marriage? We talk about these things and more on this week's episode of the FM Podcast.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Romans 12:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:13, Philippians 2:5, Romans 5:1, Colossians 3:15-16, Philippians 4:9, John 14:27, Galatians 5:22-23, Mark 9:50, Matthew 5:13, Luke 14:34-35
    If after listening to this episode, you'd like to talk more with someone from our team, you can email us at elavender@lakewoodlife.org.

    • 32 min
    S4E4: Humility of Mind

    S4E4: Humility of Mind

    In Season 4 Episode 4, we continue our discussion of  what it means to regard one another. We specifically talk about the mindset required to properly regard one another in the way God would have us - and this has everything to do with humility. What is humility of mind? And what is not humility of mind? 

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Scripture: Philippians 2:3-4, John 1:13, Proverbs 16:2, Colossians 2:10, 1 Peter 5:6; Not mentioned, but for further study: Romans 15:7, 1 Corinthians 11:33, 12:24-25, Galatians 6:2, Colossians 3:12-13, 3:16, James 5:16, 1 Peter 5:14Neil Anderson's Who I Am In ChristChrist Be All by Grace Worship

    • 30 min
    S4E3: Regard One Another

    S4E3: Regard One Another

    In Season 4 Episode 3, we discuss what it means to regard one another. Within each one of us runs an unconscious refrain of, " I want what I want, when I want it, no questions asked..." So how do we move from selfishness to selflessness? How do we honor our spouse? How can we practically consider our spouse more important than ourself? 

    In this episode we take a deep dive into Paul's instruction in Philippians 2:3-4 where he says, "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others."

    • 24 min
    S4E2: We are SO different! (Accept continued)

    S4E2: We are SO different! (Accept continued)

    In Season 4 Episode 2, we continuing discussing what it looks like to accept one another. In marriage though, it doesn't take long to figure out the many differences you may have with your spouse. If differences aren't handled wisely, they can divide you. Differences are intended by God to create bridges between you, not barriers. They can actually be used by God to strengthen your marriage, not weaken it. 

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Scripture: Romans 15:7, Romans 5:5, Ephesians 5:25, Galatians 6:1-2, Romans 14:13, 1 John 1:8-10, Luke 7:47The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

    • 28 min
    S4E1: Accept One Another

    S4E1: Accept One Another

    In this episode, we kick off Season 4 of the Forever Marriage Podcast! This season Scott and Dawn are talking about the "One Anothers of Scripture." These statements from Jesus, Paul, John, Peter, Luke, Mark and James were both descriptive and to some extent prescriptive of how our life together as a body of believers should be formed and lived out.

    As a Christian, married couple, your spouse is the first believer you wake up to and have the opportunity to practice these "One Anothers of Scripture" with. In today's episode we talk about accepting one another. Paul says in Romans 15:7, "Wherefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God." 

    What does it mean to accept someone?
    Why is it difficult sometimes to accept one another?
    How did Christ accept us?

    Mentioned in the episode:
    Scripture: Romans 15:7, 1 John 3:1, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 4:32PDF download of One Another of Scripture list

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Farts Mcgee ,

So good

Scott and Dawn are amazing individuals for Christ! Must listen podcast!

Isaacecv ,

Must listen!

Both my wife and I have started listening to this podcast together and individually. It has help us mitigate tension by applying what we have learned here. Scott and Dawn bring transparency of day to day marriage issues and how to deal with them in a biblical sound way. Must listen if married!!

Sjanusz ,

Great podcast!

My husband and I attended Lakewood several years ago and had to move away, but the people involved in this podcast and ministry are such genuine people and good resources who point to Christ and how to live in a God-honoring marriage. I just discovered the podcast and love listening to it!

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