Joy During the Holidays

The holidays seem to increase activity, stress levels, and a strain on our budgets. Plus, most holiday activities require relational interaction, which can be an emotional drain. So what’s the secret to increasing maintaining joy during the holidays?

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Experiencing Joy During the Holidays

Bah, humbug, who needs joy?! What’s the difference between joy holidays? Or, if relationships are strained and broken, how can I/we even hope to experience joy as a couple/family? How can I return to joy after an upsetting holiday experience?

Dr. Wilder will answer questions and more to help you experience joy for the holidays!

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Increasing Joy During the Holidays

The holidays produce some measure of joy for most people, but wouldn’t you like to increase your joy-levels this holiday season?

Chris Coursey offers practical advice on increasing joy levels as he answer questions like:

How can I increase joy levels for me and for my family? Which relational skills are most applicable during the holidays? How can I increase my relational skills before the holidays? How do I deal with a Grinch who wants to decrease everyone’s joy during the holidays?

This and more to help you increase joy during the holidays!

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Maintaining Joy During the Holidays

This webinar is the third in a series entitled, “Joy for the Holidays”. Join Dr. Marcus Warner of Deeper Walk International as he gives practical advice on maintaining joy levels this holiday season!

Dr. Marcus Warner will answer questions like:

With all the hustle and bustle of the season, how can I maintain my joy? How can I spot the potholes and pitfalls that would want to steal my joy this holiday season? How do my spouse and I maintain joy (and not get down) when we cannot match the commercialization of the holiday and give as much as we’d like to our children, family, and friends? And, how does spiritual warfare play a part in maintaining joy during the holidays?

This and more to help you maintain joy during the holidays!

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President of Deeper Walk International

Dr. Marcus Warner is the president of Deeper Walk International. He is the author of several books including his most recent work Rare Leadership (with Dr. Jim Wilder), Understanding the Wounded Heart, and What Every Believer Should Know About Spiritual Warfare. A former pastor and Bible Professor (Bethel College). Marcus has done training for Moody Church, Willow Creek Prison Ministry, Navigators and Oak Hills Church. He has also appeared on national radio programs such as Chris Fabry Live and Gary Chapman’s “Building Relationships. His specialty is taking the complex and making it easy to understand, remember and apply.

Counselor, Author

Chris Coursey has spent most of his ministry career applying and developing strategies for Life Model training. Chris is a pastoral counselor, leadership consultant, published author, and conference speaker. He speaks nationally and internationally, frequently visiting schools, ministries and churches throughout the United States and Canada in particular on growing and propagating relational joy. He has been a guest speaker at YWAM schools in Kona, Vancouver and New Jersey. He has also been an interview guest on several Christian radio shows in the US, speaking about the role that Gentle Protector Skills have for couples, leaders and pastors. Along with Dr. Jim Wilder, Chris co-authored Share Immanuel and The Healing Lifestyle. Dr. Wilder and Coursey also developed THRIVE Training, which are three interactive training tracks strategically designed for leaders to learn and spread the nineteen gentle protector skills. Along with his wife Jen, Chris now actively leads THRIVE Training events along with THRIVE Joy Rekindled Marriage Retreats, THRIVE Reach Your Potential with Joy weekend retreats, and seminars designed to equip leaders and pastors in the Nineteen Gentle Protector Skills with the Share Immanuel Lifestyle.

Chris earned his Associates Degree from Illinois Central College in 1995. In 1998, he transferred to Eastern Illinois State University to earn his B.A. in Sociology, with a minor in Psychology. Chris earned his M.T. from M.B.I. Yeshiva in Hampton, Virginia in 2007. Chris is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Church Alliance. Chris is currently the assistant director for Shepherd’s House, Inc. under the mentorship of Dr. Jim Wilder.

Founder Life Model Works

Dr. Jim Wilder has been training leaders and counselors for over 30 years on five continents. Jim grew up in South America and is bilingual (English/Spanish). He is the author of nineteen books with a strong focus on maturity and relational skills. His coauthored book, Living from the Heart Jesus Gave You, has sold over 100,000 copies and is printed in eleven languages. Wilder has published numerous articles and developed four sets of video and relational leadership training. Dr. Wilder has served as a guest lecturer at Fuller Seminary, Biola, Talbot Seminary, Point Loma University, Montreat College, Tyndale Seminary and elsewhere.