Do you long for a peaceful and joyful family Christmas gathering, but wonder how to achieve this with strong opinions and different worldviews in your tribe? Friday we offer a starting point as we explore Escaping Enemy Mode. Jim Wilder and Ray Woolridge draw from years of scientific brain research and offer a pathway to escape the enemy mode and how to truly love our enemies. If you long for more harmonious relationships at home or at the workplace, this will give you some practical steps to bridging the divide.
Jim Wilder (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, and M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been training leaders and counselors for over 27 years on five continents. He is the author of nine books with a strong focus on maturing and relationship skills for leaders. He is currently executive director of Shepherd's House Inc., a nonprofit working at the intersection of brain science and theology, and founder of Life Model Works that is building contagiously healthy Christian communities through equipping existing networks with the skills to thrive. Dr. Wilder has extensive clinical counseling experience and has served as a guest lecturer at Fuller Seminary, Biola, Talbot Seminary, Point Loma University, Montreat College, Tyndale Seminary, and elsewhere.
Ray Woolridge is the Executive Director of Life Model Works. He is thrilled to serve in a role that combines his pastoral and leadership experience with his calling, giftings, and walk with God. He is a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General with forty-three years of military and civilian service with the Department of Defense. Ray has been blessed by thirty-five years of marriage to the love of his life, Deborah. They enjoy life in Colorado with their five children and four grandchildren.