We want to answer marriage questions on Facebook Live!

Katie and I started using Facebook Live to answer marriage questions sent to us. Here are two sessions:

We’re striving for one live session each Thursday night at 7PM PST. After we finish, I upload each video to our Marriage God’s Way YouTube channel. Please subscribe to make sure you don’t miss any videos!

marriage-gods-way-author-scott-lapierre - answer marriage questionsI have to say this is much more in Katie’s comfort zone than mine. I like to plan things out in detail. By the time I preach a sermon, I like to have invested a lot of time polishing it. I wouldn’t mind the videos so much if they weren’t live. The inability to start over is particularly nerve-wracking, but this is the only way to participate with us. People can post thoughts, questions, contributions, etc in the comments section while we’re recording.

Below are the three most recent videos we’ve done. I’ll provide a brief explanation of each, so you can decide which to watch.

Marriage Tips from Marriage God’s Way 

Katie and I shared two tips from my book:

  1. Wives, embrace your husband’s leadership style, from Chapter Fourteen.
  2. Husbands, you get the wife you prepare for yourself, from Chapter Nine. Ephesians 5:26-27 says Christ “sanctifies and cleanses the church…that He might present her to Himself a glorious [bride]”. Christ gets the church He prepares for Himself, and since this is a marriage passage it contains the same application for husbands with their wives.

We also answered a question that was given to us in the comment section: “How do you encourage a husband to be a stronger spiritual leader, without being a nag and the annoying wife?”

Here’s the link to the video on Facebook.

Should a Christian wife do all the spiritual training?

Here’s a question sent to me that I answered first:

Should a Christian wife who is married to a Christian husband do 100% of the spiritual training, Bible reading, Bible study with the children when a husband won’t do it or do you think that it lets the husband off the hook? This is not the case of a wife thinking they can do it better or not making room for the husband to do it, the husband just won’t do it.

Then Katie answered a question about compatibility issues and adapting to your spouse.

The third question was sent to us while we were recording:

Scott, earlier, Katie mentioned the typical marital pitfalls, but what advice do you have with regard to blended families? We’re Faith centered, but sometimes we meet challenges…particularly with regard to the step roles.

Here’s the link to the video on Facebook.

What should I do if my husband and I disagree?

Here’s the question I received:

What does a wife do when her conviction regarding a spiritual principle is different than her husband’s? For example, I have a conviction that we should be tithing. For a while we were, but when money got tight, my husband said that we should not tithe again until all of our debt is paid off. We have school loans, so we’re easily talking a decade from now. So, what does a wife do when her conviction is not the same as her husband’s in an area like this?

Then Katie shared about “keeping the marriage in the marriage” from Marriage God’s Way.

Here’s the link to the video on Facebook.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Subscribe to our Marriage God’s Way YouTube channel. We upload the videos when we finish recording.
  2. “Like” our Marriage God’s Way Facebook page to receive updates and be reminded when we’re going Live.
  3. Send us your marriage questions and we’ll try to answer them!

65 thoughts on “We want to answer marriage questions on Facebook Live!

  1. That’s an amazing idea, you’ll be able to help more couples out because of this! It’s nice to see people like you being an inspiration to many married couples who are struggling with their marriage.

  2. Lovely idea to answer questions via videos. Working hard to make marriage work is so important but I always feel so disheartened seeing so many short “celebrity” marriages as though it’s just dating.

    1. Hello Jill,
      Yes, I’m enjoying doing this with Katie. Most of our marriage counseling – as you would probably guess – has taken place as a couple. So in a sense this was a logical extension of that.

  3. It’s so nice to see you guys as an inspiration to couples out there. A lot of people thinks it’s easier to give up, but there’s always a chance if both parties are willing to work for it.

    1. Hello Elizabeth,
      Yes, giving up can definitely seem easier at times; however, when we give up we simply take the same problems with us into the next relationship. This is why the divorce rate is so much higher for people who have already been divorced.

    1. Hi Claudette,
      “Interesting” is often code for “I don’t like what you said” or “I disagree with you.” And that’s fine!

      I’m wondering, if you don’t mind me asking, what are your beliefs on marriages?

  4. These Facebook lives have been so so helpful for me! It is great to get a perspective from you and Katie – from both sides in the marriage. I can’t wait to watch more of the videos as I have been learning a lot and really thinking about issues which I haven’t thought about before!

  5. I’m not good in facebook live yet but I heard a lot of people have been doing it. I think this is a great idea, Katie. Many married couples would definitely benefit from this live talk with a twist of spiritual element to it. Good luck to you both in your endeavor and may God guide you all the way. God bless!

  6. This is something that is definitely needed in all faiths these days. It seems more marriages are failing today then ever before. Hoping all the best for you and your wife in reaching out to those having struggles.

    1. Thank you, yes it’s definitely needed in all marriages…but I’m not sure all faiths/religions can help.

      My desire with my book and with our counseling is to point people to Christ and the Scriptures, as I think that’s the only way for marriages to be truly joyful and strong.

  7. I think it’s great that you’re helping married couples with their problems from a spiritual point of view. A family that prays together stays together! 🙂

  8. I admire you for fielding these questions from people, I’m glad to see there are still people who take marriage seriously. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Mihaela,
      I quoted Love and Respect in Marriage God’s Way. I asked Dr. Eggerichs to endorse it, and he graciously responded and said he doesn’t even have time to read and endorse his own pastor’s books :).

  9. I like this! Only we aren’t really religious, so I’m not about listening to my husband’s leadership. We’re equals and don’t do the “man of the house” thing. If we did, I’d lose my mind.

    But I appreciate that it works for other people! I’ll have to check out some videos. I’m always interested to see how other people live their lives.

    1. Hi Amber,
      Thanks for reading/listening and commenting, even if you disagree.

      To be clear, it’s not an issue of equality: people can be equal and have different roles and responsibilities.

      Just curious: I’m guessing – or at least hoping – that when you said, “I’m not about listening to my husband” that wasn’t as literal as it sounded. So what do you do when you’ve both listened to each other and can’t come to an agreement?

    1. Hi Kathleen,
      Thank you for your encouragement!

      This is probably the most common comment I’ve heard: This is needed!

      And it’s a blessing to feel like the ministry you’re involved in is needed!

  10. Honoring/embracing your husband’s leadership style is a great way of saying it to help it “click.” You can’t control your spouse, only yourself! So figure out how they operate and encourage them in that!

  11. That is cool you are using video to spread your knowledge and help others. I have not got that far in my blogging to use video yet.

    1. Hi Sandy,
      Are you familiar with Facebook Live? Like I said in the post the “Live” aspect of it is somewhat nerve-wracking to me, but the positive is this: it’s simpler. I don’t have to worry about going back and re-recording something 2 (or 20) times to make sure it’s perfect. We record it and we’re done.

      With your site, you could use Facebook Live to record yourself cooking something. Set up your tripod in your kitchen and explain to your listeners what you’re doing as you do it.

      Then you can post it on YouTube and/or your site for people to view later if they missed your Live session. If you give it a shot, please let me know!

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