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January 29, 2021

Hour 1: The Joy Switch

Why do we sometimes feel more connected in our relationships than at other times? Sometimes when things don't go according to plan, we feel distant from those we love most. What if the answer to remaining connected in relationships has been right under our nose—or, rather, right inside our head all along? Friday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Chris Coursey helps us discover the simple switch in our brain that activates—or deactivates—what we most need for relational connectivity: joy.

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Hour 2: Stop Trying

How do you understand YOU? Have you been cultivating or constructing your identity guided by the whims of the culture, looking outwardly to please others as you try to define yourself? Friday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, author and pastor Cary Schmidt helps us understand why defining your identity outside of Jesus Christ is ultimately fragile, hollow, and unsatisfying. Your truest and most fulfilling identity is received, not achieved--an identity established in the gospel.

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Chris M. Coursey
Chris M. Coursey

Chris M. Coursey

Chris M. Coursey is an ordained minister, pastoral counselor, published author, and international speaker. He and his wife, Jen, lead and design the THRIVE Training Program that uses brain-based exercises to train leaders, families, and communities in the 19 relational skills and the Immanuel Lifestyle. They are passionate about helping people acquire the skills to make relationships work. Chris and Jen have two boys, Matthew and Andrew.

Cary Schmidt
Cary Schmidt

Cary Schmidt

Cary Schmidt serves as the Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, CT. Cary's passion is to love God, love his family and church family, develop spiritual leaders, and point people to Jesus Christ -- through teaching, preaching, and writing. He has authored more than a dozen books and hosts the Leading in the Gospel podcast. He and his wife Dana have been blessed with three children, three grandchildren, and have enjoyed thirty years of marriage and ministry together.

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Be inspired by biblical teaching, warm conversation, engaging topics, uplifting music and the latest news reports on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte a live and local radio broadcast, heard every weekday from 6 to 9 a.m. on Moody Radio South Florida, 89.3.  Start your day with spiritual encouragement, interesting discussions on current topics, and Christ-centered music.  Don’t miss Mornings with Eric and Brigitte on 89.3 WRMB!

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