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Unrelenting Pursuit

Unrelenting Pursuit

By Brad & Lisa Valencia
We have a passion to be a gateway of hope for marriages. Never give up on what God can do! Whether you are married, soon to be married, or one day hope to be married, we encourage you to tune in. We desire to see all marriages in an unrelenting pursuit of love, joy, and forgiveness.
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Parenthood Challenges
This week has been a hard hit with the reality of our teenagers rapidly growing up and how the lessons we are learning can be applied to any season of life. We are finding the delicate balance required of giving both freedom and establishing guardrails and we would recommend these three things to help you navigate parenthood. •Prayer - Pray over your children's future spouse and for your kids to develop wisdom and discernment. •Protect - Protect your children physically, spiritually, and emotionally. •Provide- Provide balance between freedom and guardrails, and provide a safe space for conversation. Verses used in this episode Matthew 26:41 Proverbs 4:5-7 Romans 12:2 You can connect further with us by following this link -
April 14, 2021
Be the Man
Being a man in today's culture comes with a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions. We share from the heart on several strategies that have helped our marriage in this area. We also discuss how discipline, humility, and serving have had a huge impact in Brad becoming who God has called him to be.  We also want to recommend additional resources like "Soulcon" which is an online community, and "Playing the Man" by Mark Batterson.
April 7, 2021
Trust While Traveling
Our story involves rebuilding trust and a lot of traveling for work.  Those two things don't work well together. We found several tips that have helped us and we share them with you on this episode. These can be applied to any season of your marriage and we hope they help you as they have helped us.  P - Priorities R - Reactions A - Accountability Y - Yearning
March 31, 2021
DON'T MISS Featured Guest - Ryan Frederick!!
On this episode we interview Ryan Frederick. He is passionate about helping men treasure Christ most and love their families well. He and his wife, Selena, created Fierce Marriage with one simple mission: to point couples to Christ and commission marriages for the gospel. Together, their writing reaches millions of monthly readers around the world with the transformational message of the gospel.  Be sure to follow them on social media and subscribe to their podcast. They have authored several books, devotionals, curriculums that would be a great investment for your marriage and family!
March 24, 2021
EVERYTHING in our brains!
On this episode we continue to go over topics you submitted for us to discuss. We talk about things like insecurities in marriage, questions you should be asking your spouse, and what is something you should be doing weekly with one another.  We would love if you would take a few moments to write out a written review as it helps other people discover us.
March 17, 2021
You asked for it!
On this episode we go over some of the questions YOU asked us to discuss! Tune in as we go over the advice we would give newly married couples/parents and discover whether you should you be doing a weekly "check in."
March 10, 2021
Navigating Differences
We have many differences as a couple and on this episode we discuss a few of them and what has helped us navigate them in a healthy way. Things like finances, change, perspective can all influence how you handle your day to day life a a couple, and it's so important to recognize those differences and find ways to grow with one another, and love each other, despite of them. Join us in the conversation!
March 3, 2021
Calling all the Ladies!
On this episode we are thrilled to interview featured guest, Nancy Kaser, who gives amazing advice regarding marriage. Nancy is author of "Crown" which takes women through 30 Wife-Changing Lessons. Tune in and join us for the conversation.
February 24, 2021
Always You Everywhere!
Have you ever found yourself being one person at home, at work, and another around friends? We get very real on this episode about being the authentic you and how to model this throughout every area of your life. 
February 17, 2021
Keeping Score
Do you find yourself keeping an ongoing list of what is fair in your relationships? If your spouse gets to do something, do you think you should be able to? Are you keeping score? On this episode we give some advice on how to navigate these issues, and how we dealt with this in our own relationship. Join us as we get very real about where we were and where we want to be!
February 10, 2021
Just a lil Encouragement!
There are so many phases we all go through. There are phases of marriage, parenthood, and in ourselves. We wanted to take a moment on this episode to encourage you guys, thank you for your encouragement, and remind you to encourage those around you. Speak life! We all need it. 
February 3, 2021
Don't Hurry the Wait!
Seasons of waiting are rough! It makes us wonder if it will ever end, what the results will be, or if it will only get worse! We have found several things that have really helped us navigate through seasons of waiting. We hope that as we share them, they encourage you wherever you find yourself currently.
January 27, 2021
Dangerous Marriage
Many people think of dangerous as a bad word, but we want to challenge you to think of this word differently. We ask that you strive towards having a dangerous marriage. The kind of marriage that defies what the world says about relationships and one another and we encourage you to "Never insult God with small thinking or safe living."
January 20, 2021
Get Naked
Have you ever thought about the fact that getting naked in your marriage is about more than the physical? Getting naked involves true openness with your spouse the way that God designed it.  Tune in as we discuss how getting naked in your marriage can lead to more naked in your marriage. 
January 13, 2021
New Year - Same You!
Have you ever made a resolution in the New Year and found yourself failing within days or weeks? On this episode we discuss some of our own successful and unsuccessful resolutions/goals. We invite you along to join the conversation.
January 6, 2021
The List - Part 2
We are excited to share with you the rest of, "The List." We are so thankful for each and every one of you that joins our conversation each week. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
December 16, 2020
The List
We all need advice on marriage to grow and thrive. On this episode we discuss everything from praying with your spouse, to what happens when you talk negatively about them to others. We invite you to join the conversation. 
December 9, 2020
Best Advice - Part 2
Learn our thoughts on favorite advice given in marriage such as, "Never keep secrets from each other, be quick to say, "I'm sorry, give your best to each other, and not your leftovers." Join us in the conversation. As always, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to DM us on social media. 
December 2, 2020
Best Advice - Part 1
There seems to be plenty of advice on marriage around, but not a lot of great stuff. We spend some time on this episode going through an amazing list from Dave & Ashley Willis on their favorite marriage advice they have received over the years. Come and join us for the conversation.
November 25, 2020
Hustle & Bustle
We all have traditions (both good and bad) around the holidays. On this episode we discuss some of our traditions and some of yours! We encourage you to remember what really matters this season. Slow down and appreciate the little moments, those around you, and have an attitude of gratitude.
November 18, 2020
Holding on to Hope
How do you hold on to hope in hopeless situations? When should you let go of hope? Who should you place your hope in? We invite you to join our discussion around these and other questions. 
November 11, 2020
Expectations & Disappointments
Unmet or unhealthy expectations really affect your marriage. Join us as we discuss our own expectations in marriage and how we have learned to handle them. 
November 4, 2020
Thriving -Not Just Surviving!
Do you ever feel like you are just surviving and not thriving as a parent? There are few things that affect a marriage more than having kids. We invite you to join the conversation on this episode where we discuss unique ways to discipline, what really matters, and the art of saying, "I'm sorry."
October 28, 2020
Drown Out the Noise
Have you ever wondered how to hear from God? Or have you wondered if you have heard from Him, and somehow missed it? Tune in as we describe our real life experiences on this topic and various ways to drown out the noise in your life. Also, don't miss our challenge at the end of the episode! 
October 21, 2020
Anxiety & Fear
Come join the conversation with our featured guest, Ariel Houston, as we discuss her experience with this topic. She shares her personal struggle with anxiety & fear and offers some practical advice on how she is navigating through this difficult season. 
October 14, 2020
Rebuilding Trust
On this episode we share part of our story and we go over what helped us to rebuild trust in our marriage. This is a very real and raw look at what brokenness looks like, and how God can take that and make something beautiful. We pray that you can apply these tips to your own life and begin to see transformation in both yourself and the relationships around you.
October 7, 2020
Laugh till it Gets Better Baby
Did you know that laughing can reduce stress and tension, stimulate your immune system, reduce your blood pressure, bring you closer as a couple, and help keep your relationship fresh? Neither did we! In this episode we discuss ways to incorporate humor into your daily life, and how to help use laughter to navigate through both painful and joyful times.
September 30, 2020
No Matter - Words Matter
We all know that words can either build us up, or bring us down, but have you thought about how they affect your marriage? Do you bring life, or are you allowing toxic thoughts and words to breed destructive patterns in your relationship? We invite you to have a conversation with us about these questions and more.
September 23, 2020
Dollar Dollar Bill Y’all
Should one person have power over the money? Should you have a budget? Are you a Saver or a Spender? Should there be separate bank accounts or joined? Come along with us as we have a conversation revolving around these questions and more!!
September 16, 2020
Legacy - Think Forward & Plan Backwards
We discuss what legacy is and how you are leaving one, whether you think about it or not. Find out some ways to help you leave a lasting legacy for those you love.
September 9, 2020
Sexy Time - Why IT Matters
Real talk about sex, rhythms, obstacles, and how God views sex in marriage. 
September 3, 2020
Starting Points
Do you often think about where your relationship started? Do you wish you could issue a restart at times? Tune in and find out valuable options to help you find ways to rekindle your relationship in a God honoring way.
August 26, 2020
Marriage-Don't Forget to Date
Find out ways to keep your priorities in alignment.
August 11, 2020