What is the real meaning of Advent? Increasing numbers of Christians are discovering the season of Advent as a beautiful and rich preparation for Christmas. As a result, many are curious about the origins and meaning of Advent. How does Advent make Christmas event more meaningful? On Friday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, pastor and author, Aaron Damiani joins us to talk about how Advent can teach us how to live the story of Jesus after Christmas is over.
Money is known to be the number one issue married couples argue about, with more than a third blaming finances for the stress they experience in their relationship. This season, with the year’s high inflation and rising costs, the holidays may not feel so “merry & bright” for many. On Friday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Julie Munz Baumgardner, Senior Director of Winshape Marriage joins us to provide insightful and practical ways couples can successfully navigate — or avoid altogether — financial disagreements this holiday season.
Years pass so quickly, and sometimes we get too busy to notice one year ending and another one beginning. What if we took the opportunity to pause as the year winds down, reflect on the past year, look ahead to the coming year, and connect more deeply with others? On Friday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Tyler and Julie Hamilton join us to share a new product, "Conversation Cards" that she and her husband have designed to help commemorate the passage of time and to make the New Year's season more meaningful.
Aaron Damiani (MA, Biblical Exegesis) serves as the lead pastor of Immanuel Anglican Church in Chicago and is the author of The Good of Giving Up: Discovering the Freedom of Lent and Earth Filled with Heaven: Finding Life in Liturgy, Sacraments and other Ancient Practices of the Church. Aaron writes and speaks regularly about spiritual formation, leadership, and recovering the gifts of the ancient church for today's challenges. Aaron and his wife Laura live with their four kids in Chicago's Irving Park neighborhood.
Julie has been the Senior Director of WinShape Marriage since January 2021. Prior to taking this position, Julie was the CEO of First Things First a national non-profit based in Chattanooga, TN. As the Senior Director of WinShape Marriage, Julie and the WSM team work on a national and international scale to create experiences to help couples draw closer to the Lord and to each other.
Dr. Hamilton is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in south Florida. She is a former Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Graduate Counseling Psychology Department of Palm Beach Atlantic University (2004-2009). Dr. Hamilton speaks in a variety of contexts on issues related to marriage, family life, and spiritual growth. She has presented clinical workshops both locally and nationally on integrating therapy and spirituality, how faith helps during times of crisis, and issues related to homosexuality. In addition, Dr. Hamilton conducts seminars for pastors and Christian leaders on the origins of homosexuality and how to minister to homosexuals. She has produced a video entitled, Homosexuality 101: Where Does it Come From, Is Change Possible, and How Should Christians Respond?
Tyler Hamilton joined The King's Academy in 2016 as the Certified Athletic Trainer. Tyler earned his BS in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Athletic Training from Cal State Fullerton. He then earned his MS in Exercise and Sports Science with a Concentration in Sports Medicine from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is married to Julie Hamilton, and they have two children.
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