If you’re not experiencing joy in your relationships. If you think joy only happens when it mysteriously happens, and it rarely happens; Chris Coursey joins us to show that we can have consistent joy in our relationships. Chris is a counselor and author; he and his bride Jen, are the creators of Thrive, that uses brain-based exercises to help us thrive in our relationships. At the core, consistent joy in our relationships happens when draw from joy-packed relational memories stored in our brains. It’s crazy good stuff.
First Chris shares how he grew up thinking God was angry with him. Then, if you can’t believe that Jesus is glad to be with you, it’s because you’re seeing him through your wounds. Next, how to turn the joy switch on! Then, a moment of pure joy; when Chris’s crying newborn son suddenly stopped when he heard Chris say, “Daddy’s here.” Next, how Chris reset to joy when an irate driver was right on his bumper. Last, how we reset to joy in conflict. Share today’s show if it encourages you!
Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.
Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.
Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with heart-to-heart conversations, compelling guests, and songs reminding you that you are Abba’s child! You have been blessed to be a blessing, and you have been loved to share Jesus’ love!