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February 05, 2021

Before You Split

If you have been married for very long, there may be days when you wonder if your relationship will go the distance.  Maybe you have even muttered those despairing words, “I can’t do this anymore!” You are not alone!  Coming up on Equipped, Carey and Toni Nieuwhof share what happened when they found themselves stuck in a troubled marriage and how they built a road to a better future!



Toni and Carey Nieuwhof
Toni and Carey Nieuwhof

Toni and Carey Nieuwhof

Toni Nieuwhof is a family law mediator, former divorce attorney and co-host of the Smart Family Podcast. She just authored her first book, Before You Split.
Toni has been married for over 30 years to Carey Nieuwhof. Carey also a former lawyer, and he’s an influential leadership author and a much sought after podcaster and conference speaker.  Toni and Carey started Connexus, one of North America’s most influential churches, near Barrie, Ontario, where they currently reside. They are the parents of two grown sons.

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Chris Brooks

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 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.

Equipped with Chris Brooks

Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages listeners to live to grow spiritually, think Biblically, and live compassionately in a world that desperately needs our Savior.  Chris examines all of life through the lens of a Biblical Worldview, equipping believers to live, share and defend their faith in today's rapidly changing culture.