Episode 46: Practical Ways to Put the Joy Back into Your Marriage Today–with Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey

December 28, 2021

Need a sign to know if your marriage is thriving or struggling today? The clues are standing at your own front door:

How do you feel when your spouse walks in at the end of the day?

Are you greeting with a kiss or a cold shoulder?

Do you feel eager to connect and share the events of the day?

Is your spouse the reason you’re excited to come home?

If your stress goes up and your happiness goes down when your spouse comes through the door, chances are you’re suffering from a “joy gap” in your marriage. Today’s guests, Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey, are here with a super-encouraging message to help us grow close and refresh the joy in our relationships. They help us to understand

  • How two pastors utilize both brain science and scripture to minister to couples
  • Why joy is the key element to a strong marriage
  • Why it’s possible to “train your brain” to grow your joy together
  • Practical ways to connect in simple, powerful ways with your spouse
  • How fear drives couples further apart
  • How to protect your “joy zones” from stress and conflict
  • How to meet God as the true Source of joy

Meet Our Guests

Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey

Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey

Dr. Marcus Warner is a conference speaker and author who has spent over thirty years helping people and organizations navigate some of life’s toughest challenges. As the president of Deeper Walk International, he has helped develop dozens of resources that deal with recovery, leadership, and family life.

Rev. Chris M. Coursey is the president of THRIVEtoday, a non-profit ministry focusing on training leaders and communities in the nineteen skills that make relationships work. Chris is an ordained minister, pastoral counselor, published author, curriculum designer and international speaker. Chris is the husband of Jen and the father of two young boys, Matthew and Andrew.


Marcus and Chris created The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriage: How 15 Minutes a Day Will Help You Stay in Love to help you grow a joyful, thriving relationship.

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