Jed Jurchenko

Jed Jurchenko is the husband to an incredible wife, daddy to four amazing girls, and a foster dad to one more. He's served as a children's pastor, marriage and family therapist, psychology professor, award-winning writing coach, and life coach. Jed is the author of 23 books on relationships, parenting, writing, and doing life well. In his free time, you'll find Jed reading, preparing for an upcoming marathon, barbecuing, paddle boarding, and enjoying life with his incredible family. Find out more about Jed's books, coaching, and courses at www.ithrive320.com.

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Care-8 Ideas to Recharge Fast

Self-Care—The Ultimate Guide to Self-Care: 8 Ideas to Recharge Fast!

Healthy self-care involves stepping out of the hustle and bustle of life to tend to one’s physical and emotional needs. Self-care is important because the human body requires rest. Think of the body as an organic machine. Cars require oil changes. Computers need reboots. And the human body must de-stress. Although the word self-care sounds …

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Spelling and Grammar and Good Writing

Spelling and Grammar, how important are they in good writing?

Spelling and grammar matters! Every writer knows this. But exactly how important are they? Should writers wait to create their masterpiece until after they’ve refined the mechanics of their writing? If spelling and grammar are not a writer’s strong suit, should that person pack up their writing dream? After all, you won’t find a brain …

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Creative Parenting Ideas. Raising happy kids in a pandemic.

Creative Parenting Ideas for Raising Happy Kids in a Pandemic

Let’s be honest. Creative parenting in the mids of a pandemic is not easy. And neither is raising healthy, happy kids. At least these things are not as easy as when the world is functioning normally. But what are parents to do? The reality is that in 2020, the world isn’t functioning as usual. Mask …

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Inspired writers - how to find your writing inspiration and keep it

Inspired Writers: Find your writing inspiration and keep it!

Inspired writers write. They put one word in front of the next until the sentence is complete. Then, they do this over and over again! But staying inspired isn’t always easy. According to Steven Pressfield, one of the successful writers’ primary jobs is to overcome resistance—or anything that hinders the writer from writing. I love …

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Lead at Home

Lead at Home: The five gears applied to families, relationships, and home!

“Leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less.” I grew up attending Skyline church when leadership expert John Maxwell was pastoring—which is where I first heard this phrase. Leader’s lead. They lead at work and leaders lead at home too. This is something I have long believed. What do you think of when you hear the …

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How to Get Organized, Manage the Chaos, and Live Well at Home!

How to Get Organized, Manage the Chaos, and Live Well at Home!

How do you get organized, manage the chaos, and live well at home? Alicia Gibson sought to answer these questions. Alicia is a mom to five kids, a high school English teacher, a professor, and a wellness coach. But she likes to say her real job title is Chaos Coordinator. Alicia knows so much about coordinating …

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The sex talk made easy - or easier

The Sex Talk Made Easy – Or Easier: Positive Parenting Tips and Wisdom

“It’s time for the sex talk.” Few words make parents, teens, and preteens cringe more. Honestly, how are parents supposed to do this? Do we suddenly blurt out the line, “Hey kids, sit down. It’s time for the sex talk?” Is it better to awkwardly mumble something about “the birds and the bees?” And what …

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Building a family legacy

Building a Family Legacy that Lasts a Lifetime

Chad knows the importance of building a family legacy. What started as a personal letter to his three daughters, eventually turned into a full-fledged book. Chad’s masterpiece Listen Up Kids, is all about building a legacy that lasts a lifetime and beyond. The Family Legacy Story Initially, Chad had three major life goals. First, he …

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How to find work-life-family balance

Finding Family-Work-Life Balance: Practical Tips for Busy Parents

Finding a healthy family-work-life balance isn’t easy. And it isn’t getting any easier. This is especially true in our hustle-and-bustle society. Finding our family-work-life balance means recognizing that time for family, income-generating activities, and personal self-care are all vital. Family, work priorities, and everyday life (such as self-care, leisure activities, and personal projects) are all …

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