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Being Emotionally Safe

Air Date 08/02/2017

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When your spouse is upset, do you try to fix the problem or just listen? Listen to the full program here.

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Joshua Straub

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Joshua Straub, Ph.D., serves as Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, and is the president and co-founder of The Connextion Group, a company designed to empower marriages and families. As a speaker, family advocate and professor of child psychology, Josh has trained thousands of professionals in Critical Incident Stress Management. He uses his experience and knowledge in the area of trauma to help people around the world, including those in Rwanda who seek healing from the 1994 genocide. Josh speaks on emotionally safe homes and spouses, and the influence of technology on today’s family. He is the author of Safe House: How Emotional Safety is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love and Lead Well. Josh and his wife, Christi, have two children. Learn more about Josh by visiting his website,


Christi Straub

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Christi Straub and her husband, Josh, are the co-founders of The Connextion Group, a company designed to empower marriages and families. Passionate about families in her generation, Christi writes and speaks on helping moms to discover their identity and model thriving marriages for their children. She is co-host of the Dr. Josh + Christi podcast, and a weekly Facebook Live broadcast with Josh that reaches tens of thousands of families. Christi and Josh also serve on the board of directors for Exile International, a nonprofit that helps children affected by war to become leaders for peace. Christi and Josh have two children. Learn more about the couple by visiting