Jimmy and Karen bring more than 25 years of experience equipping and teaching couples, fulfilling MarriageToday’s mission to restore the dream of marriage in America. Jimmy and Karen know firsthand that no marriage is hopeless. The first few years of their own marriage were tumultuous and almost ended in divorce. Only by applying the principles that they now teach were they able to save their relationship. Today, after 40 years together, they understand that no matter how bleak a marriage may appear, every couple has a 100% change of success in marriage. In fact, it can thrive! Jimmy and Karen divide their time between Amarillo, Texas, where Jimmy serves as Head Elder of Trinity Fellowship, and Dallas, the location of MarriageToday’s headquarters. He and Karen have two grown children and five grandchildren.
Gateway Church Live | What Is Your Question? - Michael Jr. (August-01-2020). This weekend, Michael Jr. wraps up the Love Thy Neighbor series with a message titled, “What Is Your Question?” With humor and heart, he shows us how a simple shift in perspective can help us take advantage of the opportunities God has placed all around us to help others.
Jimmy Evans (July-29-2020) Watch Sermon: The Four Laws of Love. God has a perfect plan for marriage and every couple can succeed in marriage when they do it God's way.
Jimmy Evans (July-29-2020) Watch Sermon: Understanding the Rapture. Jimmy Evans joins Matt and Laurie Crouch for Praise on TBN. Pastor Jimmy Evans unpacks his newest book Tipping Point: The End is Here as he tackles the topic of the Rapture, and what it means for Christians.
Building a Loving Family - Jimmy Evans (July-28-2020). God desires for everyone to have a loving family for a lifetime. When we work to build a loving family God is working with us and will bless us.
Jimmy Evans (July-28-2020) Message: Unpacking the Word, the Church and the End Times. Jimmy Evans joins Matt and Laurie Crouch for Praise on TBN. Pastor Jimmy Evans unpacks his newest book Tipping Point: The End is Here as he speaks to the Church and the End Times--and how crucial the Word of God is in understanding both. Jimmy Evans encourages the church to hold fast to the Word, because "before the enemy deceives you, he has to disarm you."
Gateway Church Live | What’s Love Got to Do with It? - Jelani Lewis (July-25-2020). This weekend, Pastor Jelani Lewis continues the Love Thy Neighbor series with a message titled, “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” where he reveals what the only solution to division in our world is and unpacks how we can walk that out.
Jimmy Evans (July-21-2020) Sermon: The Grace Solution. Jimmy explains how embracing our human weaknesses and then surrendering them to God allows us to live a victorious life.
What the Enemy Came to Divide, Christ Came to Unify - Tim Ross, Gateway Church (July-20-2020). From the series "Love Thy Neighbor" Pastor Tim Ross teaches on the unity found in Christ. The enemy comes to divide, but Christ came to unify.
Jimmy Evans (July-19-2020) Sermon: Return to Intimacy. Everyone has a deep need for intimacy. We marry to experience passion and delight but instead, we often feel disappointment and frustration. Return to Intimacy in your marriage and learn how to keep intimacy thriving and growing, why fear causes us to react and hurt each other
Gateway Church Live | Is There One? - Tim Ross (July-18-2020). This weekend, Pastor Tim Ross continues the Love Thy Neighbor series with a message titled, “Is There One?” Tune in as he shares a biblical perspective on unity, breaking down walls of prejudice and division, and walking together as followers of Jesus Christ.
Jimmy Evans (July-17-2020) Message: What Bible Prophecy Proves. Jimmy Evans joins Matt and Laurie Crouch for Praise on TBN. Pastor Jimmy Evans unpacks his newest book Tipping Point: The End is Here as he touches on prophecies in Scripture, highlighting their accuracy and reliability.
Jimmy Evans (July-14-2020) Sermon: The Spirit Filled Spouse. When we do marriage the right way, we have a Holy Spirit-like woman married to a Christ-like man who is empowered by the Holy Spirit to fulfill their roles.
Jimmy Evans (July-13-2020) Message: We are all the Human Race - Love Does Not Have a Color. Pastor Jimmy Evans began a new series called Love Thy Neighbor.
Gateway Church Live | Who Is My Neighbor? - Jimmy Evans (July-11-2020). Join us as we stream our service! This weekend, Pastor Jimmy Evans begins a new series called Love Thy Neighbor with a message titled, “Who Is My Neighbor?” In it, he shares from the story of the Good Samaritan and challenges us to treat each and every person with compassion and dignity.
Jimmy Evans (July-10-2020) Message: Bible Prophecy, End Times & Current Events . Jimmy Evans joins Matt and Laurie Crouch for Praise on TBN. Pastor Jimmy Evans unpacks his newest book Tipping Point: The End is Here as he tackles how Bible prophecy on end times relates to current events.
Jimmy Evans (July-10-2020) Message: Bible Prophecy on End Times. Jimmy Evans joins Matt and Laurie Crouch for Praise on TBN. Pastor Jimmy Evans unpacks his newest book Tipping Point: The End is Here as he shares a number of Biblical prophecies counting down to the end times.
Jimmy Evans (July-07-2020) Sermon: Truth at a Tipping Point. Jimmy describes how the decline of morality and rejection of biblical truths worldwide are signs that Jesus will return soon.
Jimmy Evans (July-06-2020) Sermon: Four Laws of Love. The Four Laws of Love outlines the foundational pillars of the most sacred relationship on earth: marriage. This series sounds a wake-up call for every kind of marriage. Including those that are barely surviving and those that seem to operate on autopilot. Couples who follow these simple guidelines ― recognizing the original intent and purpose of marriage―will inject new life into their unions.
The World is Not Our Home - Jimmy Evans (June-03-2020). Pastor Jimmy Evans teaches us about about what it means to be eternal beings. He further explains the essential foundation of belief in resurrection.
How Do I Overcome Unforgiveness? - Jimmy Evans (June-30-2020). When we are offended, we are not to seek revenge. Instead, our actions should be to glorify God and seek the good of all.
Gateway Church Live | Prepared for Eternity - Jimmy Evans (June-27-2020). This weekend, Pastor Jimmy Evans continues his Essential Foundations series with a message titled, “Prepared for Eternity” where he helps us understand death, judgment, and eternity from a Christian perspective.
Jimmy Evans (June-26-2020) Message: Do you fear speaking in tongues? Jimmy Evans talks about how self control is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Ways to Bring Passion into Your Marriage - Dave and Ashley Willis (June-24-2020). It can be easy to let life get in the way of having passion in your marriage, and we quickly become more like roommates than lovers. Dave and Ashley share ways to bring passion back into your relationship.
Jimmy Evans (June-23-2020) Message: Is Modern Technology a Sign of the End Times? Jimmy discusses how the technological advancements of our generation are signs of the end times.
Gateway Church Live | Power Connection - Jimmy Evans (June-20-2020). Join us as we stream our service! This weekend, Pastor Jimmy Evans continues his Essential Foundations series with a message titled, “Power Connection” where he shares how being baptized in the Holy Spirit strengthens our faith and empowers us in life.
Jimmy Evans (June-16-2020) Sermon: Time at a Tipping Point. Jimmy Evans uses biblical prophecy to describe why our generation is living in the end times.
Jimmy Evans (June-10-2020) Sermon: Why You Shouldn't Get a Divorce. The greatest marriages are those that have gone through very difficult times and have lasted through them. There is hope for your marriage, don't give up.
Jimmy Evans (June-09-2020) Sermon: Morality at a Tipping Point. Jimmy Evans explains what morality will look like in the end times and how our society lines up with biblical prophecy.
Join Gateway Church Live Stream with Jimmy Evans (June-06-2020). This weekend, Pastor Jimmy Evans begins a new series called Essential Foundations with a message titled, “The Foundation of Trust” where he shares how a foundation of trust in God is essential for rock-solid faith.
The Devil and the Dollar - Jimmy Evans (June-02-2020). Poverty is not of God. It is a curse, and Jesus dies for the total well being of God in your life. His desire is for you is prosperity, which means you will have more than enough for you to do what God wants you to do in your life. The devil’s desire is for you to use your money opposite of what God has planned in your life.
Financial Advise During Hard Times - Jimmy Evans (May-27-2020). Jimmy Evans discusses financial stress in the marriage and coming into an agreement together to strengthen your marriage when it comes to money.
Jimmy Evans (May-26-2020) Message: Israel at a Tipping Point. All around us we see a world in crisis and in need of Jesus. Through Scripture, we realize God created Israel to be His special people and that God loves Israel. Jews have blessed the world through Jesus the Messiah, the Bible, and the Church. God has established an everlasting covenant with Israel and will bless all those who bless Israel.
Jimmy Evans (May-19-2020) Sermon: The Counterintuitive Kingdom. Your money doesn’t come from your employer or the government. It comes from God. When you see Scripture through a renewed mind and not through the lens of this world, you can truly learn how to steward your finances and tithe in faith and receive the many blessings that follow.
Jimmy Evans (May-12-2020) Message: How Do I Forgive? Without properly addressing the pain and iniquities of our past, our present and future are adversely affected.
Jimmy Evans (May-05-2020) Sermon: What Does Heaven Look Like? We are intended to live with God forever in the home He created for us. Jesus is preparing a place for us right now for us to spend eternity with Him.
Love Unconditionally | Naked Marriage Home Group - Dave and Ashley Willis (April-29-2020). Join Dave and Ashley Willis as they share live from their home to yours! This free 5-week interactive group will help you and your spouse grow closer together during this unique season. Dave & Ashley will share wisdom from their own lives and teachings from their newest book, The Naked Marriage. Sign up for the Naked Marriage Home Group: http://marriagetoday.com/homegroups
Jimmy Evans (April-28-2020) Message: The Significance of an Attitude Indicator. Pastor Jimmy Evans encourages us to trust the Bible as our attitude indicator and not our feelings or emotions.
Jimmy Evans (April-28-2020) Sermon: Are We Living In The End Times? Jimmy Evans uses biblical prophecy to describe why our generation is living in the end times
Jimmy Evans (April-23-2020) Sermon: Training Your Mouth for Marriage. “In this XO NOW clip, Jimmy Evans teaches us the impact our words have on our marriage. How well you communicate has a direct correlation to the success of your relationship. Your marriage will never rise above the level of your mouth.”
A prayer by Jimmy Evans (April-01-2020) Declaration of God's victory over our lives. Jimmy Evans prays over us to declare God's victory amongst this troubling time. God is working all things out for good!
Faith Over Fear - An Encouraging Prayer from Dave & Ashley Willis (March-25-2020). We know this season can be stressful, but we want you to know God is in control. You are not alone! He is always with you and we are with you too. Lean into your faith, prioritize your family and remember what matters most.
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Jimmy Evans (March-20-2020) Sermon: Building a Safe Family. We are the gatekeepers of our lives and our families. We have as much authority as we exercise and as much safety as we allow.
Jimmy Evans (March-18-2020) Sermon: I Changed My Mind About Fear. God did not create you to live a life of fear but, instead, to live a life of peace. Fear is always in your life, to some degree, and the enemy uses it to try and keep you from doing God’s will. Seeing God for who He truly is will cause you to run toward Him and never fear again.
Jimmy Evans (March-18-2020) Sermon: Flying High in Marriage. Marriage is a lot like flying a plane. When we get comfortable in the relationship, we turn our focus elsewhere and put the marriage on auto-pilot.
Jimmy Evans (March-16-2020) Sermon: Dream Givers. We are all serving a dream whether we realize it or not. If we are primarily motivated by a dream that comes before God or our marriage, it will negatively affect those relationships.
Jimmy Evans (March-16-2020) Sermon: Disarming Destructive Fear. The devil tries to use the core fears that we carry with us to destroy our lives and marriages, but he can be stopped.
Jimmy Evans (March-14-2020) Sermon: Investing in Intimacy. God designed marriage to be the most intimate human relationship on earth and is only satisfactory when intimacy is achieved.
Jimmy Evans (March-12-2020) Sermon: Disarming Destructive Dominance. By God's design, marriage only works when two mutually submitted people honor and serve each other.
Jimmy Evans (March-11-2020) Sermon: How to Daily Deal with Anger. Whether you have been married one day or fifty years, anger is inevitable. Even though it's easier said than done, daily disarming anger can become a fulfilling and essential part of your marriage.
Jimmy Evans (February-24-2020) Sermon: Disarming Anger & Resolving Conflicts, Jimmy Evans shares about the Four Laws of Love for marriage in Genesis 2. Jimmy Evans teaches us how to protect and promote love in a marriage.
Dave and Ashley Willis (February-20-2020) Podcast: The Four Laws of Love. Marriage only works when a couple recognizes and respects the God-given "laws" which make a marriage thrive. In this episode, Dave and Ashley interview Jimmy Evans about his new book, "The Four Laws of Love." Jimmy Evans (along with his wife Karen) founded MarriageToday and he is one of the world's leading voices in marriage ministry. This conversation will equip couples with new tools and perspectives to help their marriage grow stronger.
Jimmy Evans (February-17-2020) Sermon: Growing Together – The Four Laws of Love. Jimmy Evans shares about the Four Laws of Love for marriage in Genesis 2. Jimmy Evans teaches us how to protect and promote love in a marriage.
Jimmy Evans (February-10-2020) Sermon: The Servant Rules – The Four Laws of Love. Jimmy Evans shares about the Four Laws of Love for marriage in Genesis 2. Jimmy Evans teaches us how to protect and promote love in a marriage.
Jimmy Evans (February-05-2020) Short Sermon: The Law of Partnership. Pastor Jimmy Evans discusses the law of partnership out of his new book The Four Laws of Love.
Jimmy Evans (January-29-2020) Sermon: The Law of Priority. Pastor Jimmy Evans discusses the law of priority out of his new book The Four Laws of Love.
Sexual Fantasies - Dave and Ashley Willis. Podcast (December-17-2019). On this episode of the Naked Marriage podcast, Dave and Ashley Willis tackle the provocative and often undiscussed topic of sexual fantasies within marriage. They address some common misconceptions about sexual fantasies, healthy and Biblical boundaries for sexual expression, and the God-given freedom couples should enjoy being creative and playful in the bedroom.
Jimmy Evans (December-11-2019) Sermon: Secrets to Lifelong Passion. Everyone wants to experience a love that lasts a lifetime. For many, the dream of lifelong love has become a nightmare filled with disappointment and heartache. In this message, Jimmy Evans will share the secrets to lasting passion and sexual fulfillment. When you and your spouse commit to these time-tested principles, your relationship will thrive and get better year after year. No matter where your marriage is today, you can have a Lifelong Love Affair.
Sleep Divorce - Dave and Ashley Willis. Podcast (November-29-2019). On this episode of The Naked Marriage podcast, Dave and Ashley Willis address a rising issue in marriages called Sleep Divorce. Together they discuss why this is becoming more of an issue, the repercussions it can have on your marriage, and some solutions to common causes.
Dave and Ashely Willis (November-22-2019) Podcast: Warning Lights in Marriage. On this episode of The Naked Marriage podcast, Dave and Ashley discuss how marriage, just like a car, can have warning lights to show you that there could be a bigger problem. Learn how to watch for the warning signs in your marriage so it can continue to strengthen and grow.
Jimmy Evans (September-24-2019) Sermon: Training Your Mouth for Marriage. “In this XO NOW clip, Jimmy Evans teaches us the impact our words have on our marriage. How well you communicate has a direct correlation to the success of your relationship. Your marriage will never rise above the level of your mouth.”
Jimmy Evans (August-21-2019) Sermon: Marriage is a Sacrifice. In this clip from the 2019 XO Conference, Jimmy Evans teaches how today’s society has made marriage into a contractual agreement when God created it to be a sacrificial covenant that will last the rest of your life.
The Importance of Having Couple Friends - Dave and Ashley Willis (August-19-2019). On this episode of The Naked Marriage podcast, Dave and Ashley Willis talk about the importance of being so intentional in making couple friends in your marriage, no matter how difficult or awkward it may be.
Dave and Ashley Willis (August-14-2019) Is Lusting Over My Spouse a Sin?
On this episode of The Naked Marriage podcast, Dave and Ashley Willis talk about wether or not it is a sin to lust over your spouse is a sin.
What is off limits in the bedroom? - Dave and Ashley Willis (July-15-2019). On this episode of The Naked Marriage podcast, Dave and Ashley Willis continue their Q&A series, where they take on questions that a lot of people don't want to answer! They address: When it comes to sex in marriage, where it the "line"?
FunSex = HealthySex - Dave and Ashley Willis explain how your sexlife doesn’t have to be boring. God created it to be fun and desirable!
In Conversation with Jimmy Evans (June-19-2019) Men Need Women. We’re in conversation with Jimmy Evans talking about how women complete men, and how more can be accomplished through marriage.
Dave and Ashley Willis - Can I have close friends of the opposite sex? On this Summer Quickie of The Naked Marriage podcast, Dave and Ashley Willis continue their Q&A series, where they answer their most frequently asked questions: Is it appropriate to have close friends of the opposite sex?
Q&A with Karen Evans | XO South Carolina 2018. Karen Evans answers questions about her personal journey in marriage, and offers wisdom about how to have a healthy marriage.
Soulmates - In Conversation with Jimmy Evans (April-18-2019). We’re in conversation with Jimmy Evans talking about how soulmates are made and what makes a great marriage.
Social Media Secrets - The Naked Marriage Podcast. Dave and Ashley Willis (April-15-2019). Should you allow your spouse to have your passwords? On this episode of the Naked Marriage Podcast, Dave and Ashley talk about the importance of transparency when using social media. On this episode of the Naked Marriage Podcast, Dave and Ashley bring truth and encouragement to those who are struggling in their marriage.
You're Not Alone | Episode 028 - The Naked Marriage Podcast. Dave and Ashley Willis (April-9-2019). On this episode of the Naked Marriage Podcast, Dave and Ashley bring truth and encouragement to those who are struggling in their marriage.
Spouse = Best Friend - The Naked Marriage Podcast. Dave and Ashley Willis (March-04-2019). On this episode of The Naked Marriage podcast, Dave and Ashley Willis are joined by Mark and Grace Driscoll. Together they discuss how to be best friends with your spouse, and stay that way through all seasons of life.
Be the Change | The Naked Marriage Podcast (March-04-2019).
On this episode of The Naked Marriage podcast, Dave and Ashley Willis give advice on how to enact change in your marriage. Once you know what changes need to be made, to make it happen can be a challenge and it takes one small step at a time.
A podcast dedicated to undressing the truth about sex, intimacy and lifelong love. The concerns and questions most couples have in marriage often go unspoken, until now. Hosts Dave and Ashley Willis bring wisdom, vulnerability, and humor to even the toughest marriage topics. Together they have built a strong following, reaching millions of married couples through their blogs, books, and videos. They have four young sons and live near Dallas, TX.