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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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March 29, 2023

Child’s Interruption Becomes a Forever Friendship

5-year-old Lizzy stepped into a retired woman’s backyard and asked, “Will you play with me?” And the woman said, “I’m busy!” And the little girl said, “I’m Lizzy!” With that interruption the woman and Lizzy were changed forever!

Dr. Gary Chapman best-selling author of The 5 Love Languages joins us to share stories from his new book, Love Is a Choice: 28 Extraordinary Stories of the 5 Love Languages in Action. The first story is about little Lizzy and the busy woman, and the transforming power of quality time.

Then, how do you love a monster? Next, how do you forgive a Nazi who brutalized you? Then, Tamara’s love for a stranger with HIV. Next, in a conflict we’ll only listen for 17 seconds before we interrupt. There’s gotta be a better way!

Then, how to love someone’s who’s inconsolable. Next, loving the one you want to AVOID. Last, do you stay in a toxic relationship? Please share today’s podcast with someone you think it’ll encourage! Subscribe to Perry and Shawna so you don’t miss an episode.


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Perry LaHaie

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

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

The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.