Tim and Joy Downs are both graduates of Indiana University. They served on the staff of Cru for 36 years, where they founded and directed the Communication Center, a communication training facility for speakers and teachers.

Since 1985 they have spoken at more than 250 marriage and parenting conferences across the country. Tim and Joy have co-authored two books on conflict resolution in marriage: Fight Fair! and One of Us Must be Crazy and I’m Pretty Sure it’s You. In addition, Tim is the author of the Gold Medallion Award-winning Finding Common Ground, as well as nine mystery/suspense novels including the highly acclaimed Bug Man series.

Tim and Joy live in Cary, North Carolina and have three grown children.