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Relational Skills For The Holidays

Amy Brown is a relational skills trainer with THRIVEtoday, Journey Group Director with Deeper Walk, and Director of Development with Alive & Well. Amy co-wrote Relational Skills in the Bible with Chris Coursey, as well as the Journey Group curriculum. Her heart is to see people connect deeply with Jesus in a way that displays His beauty and love. Here she shares some of her story with pointers on how to use the skill of Appreciation during the holidays this year. Blessings on your Thanksgiving! When I w[...]

Make Appreciation Your Superpower

Chris Coursey is founder and president of THRIVEtoday. See more of Chris' online features such as podcasts and guest blogs here. Movies with heroes who swoop in to save the day are increasingly popular. Just last year 7 of the 11 top-grossing films involved a superhero, and comic books focusing on heroes are some of the most consumed stories in human history. [1] Millions of people enjoy watching someone with some special power or ability show up on the scene to rescue others, often in the nick of time.What mak[...]

Three, Three and Three

For Couples: Taken from The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages (page 99) by Dr. Marcus Warner and Chris M. Coursey Here is your opportunity to practice the exercise that transformed my marriage and led to some really good sleep.1. While holding hands or cuddling, take turns practicing the following steps. Be sure you both practice the first step before moving on. Include daily examples for each appreciation step if possible. [10 mins]Appreciation from my day: Share three highlights from your day.Appreciation for m[...]

Remember the Good and Beautiful Things

Megan Noorman Dimmer is the Marketing Director of THRIVEtoday. Megan is a single mom of three year old twins. Megan is passionate about utilizing brain science and relational skills to create authentic connections in her family, community, and in business. Practicing and teaching the skills has changed everything for how Megan understands interacting within her relationship with other people and with the divine. The election is here and I feel the tension in my chest from the anxiety of the unknown. After today[...]