Tim and Joy Downs

Tim and Joy Downs have been on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ since 1979, where they founded and directed the Communication Center, a communication training facility, for 17 years. Since 1985 they have spoken at more than 200 FamilyLife Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways.

Tim Downs is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University. After graduation in 1976 he created a comic strip, Downstown, which was syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate until 1986. His cartooning has appeared in more than a hundred major newspapers worldwide. His first book, a work of non-fiction, was awarded the Gold Medallion Award in 2000, and his third novel, PlagueMaker, was awarded the Christy Award for best CBA suspense novel of 2007. Tim and Joy live in Cary, North Carolina.

Differences In Marriage

Differences in Marriage

Differences can drive a husband and wife apart. Tim and Joy Downs, Lynn Donovan, Dineen Miller, and Shaunti Feldhahn help you hash it out and still like each other.

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One Of Us Must Be Crazy 3

Loyalty and Decision Making

Husband and wife team Tim and Joy Downs tell how differences in priorities, structure, and even the way we make decisions challenges husbands and wives to understand and love each other.

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One Of Us Must Be Crazy 2

Obligations and Expectations

Opposites attract, but later they attack. Those are the thoughts of award-winning authors Tim and Joy Downs as they discuss how different obligations and expectations can stir up conflict in marriage.

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One Of Us Must Be Crazy 1

Making Sense of the Differences

Tim and Joy Downs laugh as they recall their differences and remind couples that God can use those “very different characteristics” in your spouse to mold and shape you in a beautiful way.

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Romance And Sex Day 2

Things That Go Bump in the Night, Part 2

Tim and Joy Downs continue discussing the four fundamental sexual differences between men and women in a refresher course they call ‘Serving in Bed 101’, recorded on a recent FamilyLife Love Like You Mean It cruise.

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Romance And Sex Day 1

Things That Go Bump in the Night, Part 1

Class is back in session as Tim and Joy Downs take married listeners through a refresher course they call ‘Serving in Bed 101’.

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Understanding Differences Day

Openness, a Source of Conflict

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? What about your spouse?

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Resolving Conflict Day 4

Caring, a Source of Conflict

Disagreements. We all have them, but it’s how we handle them that counts.

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Resolving Conflict Day 3

Responsibility, a Source of Conflict

How does responsibility contribute to marital conflict?

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Understanding Differences Day 2

Loyalty, a Source of Conflict

Husbands and wives value different things.

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