Ryan and Selena Frederick were newlyweds when they landed in
Switzerland to pursue Selena's dream of training horses. Neither of
them knew at the time that Ryan was living out a death sentence
brought on by a worsening genetic heart defect. Soon it became
clear he needed major surgery that could either save his life--or
result in his death on the operating table. The young couple
prepared for the worst.
When Ryan survived, they both realized that they still had a future together. But the near loss changed the way they saw all that would lie ahead. They would live and love fiercely, fighting for each other and for a Christ-centered marriage, every step of the way.
Fierce Marriage is their story, but more than that, it is a call for married couples to put God first in their relationship, to measure everything they do and say to each other against what Christ did for them, and to see marriage not just as a relationship they should try to keep healthy but also as one worth fighting for in every situation. With the gospel as their foundation, Ryan and Selena offer hope and practical help for common struggles in marriage, including communication problems, sexual frustration, financial stress, family tension, screen-time disconnection, and unrealistic expectations.
"An incredible read that will inspire, encourage, and bring
hope to your relationship."
--Jefferson Bethke, New York Times bestselling author
When Ryan and Selena Frederick were newlyweds, neither of them knew that Ryan would soon need major surgery that would either save his life or result in his death on the operating table. By God's grace, Ryan survived. But the near loss changed the way they saw all that would lie ahead. They would live and love fiercely, fighting for each other every step of the way. And they would dedicate themselves to helping others do the same.
Fierce Marriage is a call to put Christ at the center of your marriage, measuring everything you do and say to each other against what Christ did for you. With passionate personal stories and practical, gospel-centered advice, the Fredericks help you handle five key areas of marriage: priorities, communication, money, sex, and conflict. Their hopeful approach will help you to see marriage as not just a relationship you should try to keep healthy but also one worth fighting for--in every situation.
"Fierce Marriage is the story of a couple learning and striving to put Christ above all else, in all matters of marriage. . . . When two young authors get the root this right, you can surely trust the fruit."--Gary Thomas, bestselling author of Sacred Marriage
"Ryan and Selena passionately share God's truth about marriage, encouraging husbands and wives to pursue and fulfill their purpose of having a fierce marriage that points others to the heart of God."--Aaron and Jennifer Smith, founders of HusbandRevolution.com and UnveiledWife.com
Ryan and Selena Frederick created FierceMarriage.com in 2013 when they felt God calling them to share, with brutal transparency, the struggles God had helped them overcome. Since then, Fierce Marriage has grown into a thriving online community with hundreds of thousands of readers each month. Ryan and Selena have two daughters and live in Tacoma, Washington.
Ryan and Selena Frederick created FierceMarriage.com in 2013 when they felt God calling them to share, with brutal transparency, the struggles he had helped them overcome. Since then, FierceMarriage.com has grown into a thriving online community with more than 200,000 unique visitors each month who generate more than 1,000,000 page views. Their social media presence is vibrant and growing, with more than 437,000 active fans and followers. Ryan also owns and manages emg, a marketing and web development company specializing in book launch marketing and programming. Ryan and Selena have two daughters and live in Tacoma, Washington.