• "Marriage is the only institution in the world where you can win every battle but lose the war."

    From "Fight Fair" by Tim and Joy Downs

  • "We assume that conflict always represents a step backward. In fact, it’s often just the opposite; we not only grow despite our conflicts, we grow because of them."

    From “One of Us Must be Crazy” by Tim and Joy Downs

Thoughts from Tim and Joy

First World Problems

Each year at Thanksgiving we’re reminded that here in America, at this time and place in history, we enjoy an incredible number of privileges and should be grateful for the lot we’ve drawn... Read More

What Stories Can Do

My most recent book, “Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family’s Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption,” is the remarkable real-life account of the Chung family, who fled from South Vietnam when... Read More

Life With God

Joy recently came across a book called “With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God,” by Skye Jethani, a senior editor at Leadership Journal. Jethani claims that there are four ways most people... Read More

Living where you are

If you’ve never had the opportunity to read Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase of the Bible, The Message, we think you’d really enjoy it. It’s a bit like a running commentary that has helped me... Read More