Joy-Filled Families

Resources for couples and parents.

Learn how 4 habits can build joy to improve your marriage and parenting!

What separates happy marriages from miserable ones?

Surprisingly, it’s not healthy communication. It’s not conflict resolution skills. It’s actually the size of the marriage’s joy gap.

Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey have studied relationships (and neuroscience) and discovered four habits that keep joy regular and problems small. Some couples do them naturally, but anyone can learn. That’s why each chapter includes 15-minute exercises that boost joy and re-train your brain to make joy your default setting.

You’ll learn new skills including how to:

  • Return to joy more quickly after disconnection
  • Create stronger bonds and elongate times of happiness
  • Boost your enjoyment of physical and emotional intimacy
  • Find out what your marriage looks like after a little work and a whole lot of joy.

Is “Joy-Building” the secret to raising mature healthy kids?

Joy-filled kids aren’t always happy kids, but they do know how to work for and wait for what is truly satisfying in life. In The 4 Habits of Raising Joy-Filled Kids you will discover a tool box full of skills that you can use with your children to help them grow in maturity and live with greater joy.

These tools help your kids, from infants to teens, build skills like:

  • Regulating upset emotions so they can return to joy
  • Forming a stable identity that doesn’t change with each new emotion
  • Developing discernment to distinguish between what is satisfying and what is only temporarily pleasurable
  • Discovering heart values and not just living to please others
  • Building “joy bonds” rather than “fear bonds”

The skills you’ll learn in The 4 Habits of Raising Joy-Filled Kids will not only help you parent your children well, but they will also help you grow joy in your family.

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