What separates happy marriages from miserable ones? Surprisingly, it's not healthy communication. It's not conflict resolution skills. While those are helpful, the best marriages have a smaller “joy-gap!” Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey have studied the connection between relationships, neuroscience and Scripture. They help us re-train our brains toward more connection and resilience so we can strengthen our marriages through the power of joy!
Dr. Marcus Warner has served as president of Deeper Walk International since 2006. He is a former pastor and Bible professor at Bethel College, with a doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Marcus is the primary teacher at Deeper Walk seminars and has written multiple books.
Rev. Chris M. Coursey is the president of THRIVEtoday, a non-profit ministry focusing on training leaders and communities in the nineteen skills that make relationships work. Chris is an ordained minister, pastoral counselor, published author, curriculum designer and international speaker. Chris is the husband of Jen and the father of two young boys, Matthew and Andrew.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 5 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.