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January 20, 2021

Turn On the Joy!

Chris Coursey, author of The Joy Switch is with Perry and Shawna today.  Chris helps us better understand why sometimes we feel more relational than others:  It’s like we have a switch in our brain.  When The Joy Switch is on, we’re happy to be with each other.  When it’s OFF, we’re not: We’re grumpy, disconnected, we feel like enemies.  The good news is that we can learn to turn the JOY switch on and thrive in our relationships!  First, Chris shares about a married couple that felt only pain being around each other and even thinking about each other caused pain.  We talk about the tools they learned to find joy again in marriage.  Then, Chris’s friend Mason confronted Chris one morning in anger.  Find out how Chris was able to move Mason from enemy to friend in just a few minutes and how you can do the same.  Next, find out how to move *yourself* from enemy mode to relationship mode.  Then, Chris used to see God as angry with him.  The Joy Switch helped Chris see God as he really is:  The Father running to embrace him!  Next a listener, Josh, shares how breaking his leg helped him see that God loves him apart from his performance.  Next Chris shares about his friends Tim and Janet who only felt pain being around each other and how learning The Joy Switch tools restored their love.  Then, The Joy Switch can help us experience God’s love.  And finally a story of a woman who felt abandoned by Jesus for forty years and how God used Chris to help her connect with the love God had always had for her. 


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.

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Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with spiritual encouragement, conversations on topics relevant to you, and Christ-centered music.