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.

A happy Family and happy family ingredients

How to Have a Happy Family: 56 Simple Happy Family Ingredients

What does it take to have a happy family?  Relationship expert John Gottman may just have the answer. However, I think my six-year-old know the happy family secret too. Interestingly enough, their conclusion is similar. John bases his ideas on scientific data and has come up with a specific happy family algorithm. My daughter, on …

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How to hold a family meeting

How to Hold a Family Meeting: A Quick and Easy Family Meeting Template

Do you know how to hold a family meeting, or does the thought of this type of gathering cause your head to ache? If you’re in the latter category, then this post is for you. Keep reading because you just might find yourself excited about family meetings after this post. First, we’ll dive into what …

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blended family strengths

Blended Family Strengths: How to Grow Your Bond by Finding the Good

Do you know your blended family strengths? Blended families have unique challenges. But did you also know they have strengths? First, the discouraging news. If you live in a blended family home, then the odds are stacked against you. According to The Bonded Family website, “70%+ of remarriages involving children end in dissolution within 5 …

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Leadership blogs that develop your leadership skills

8 Awesome Leadership Blogs: Websites to grow your leadership skills!

Are you looking to grow your leadership skills? If so, then you have come to the right place. In this post, we’ll dive into eight awesome leadership blogs. Then, we’ll examine why each one is worth following. Leadership flows into every area of life. There is corporate leadership, home leadership, and self-leadership. Because the topic …

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How to Become an Overnight Success

The Truth About Overnight Success: The 10 Year Overnight Succes Plan!

What does it take to become an overnight success? Is this pure luck, the product of hard work, or is something else involved?  The truth is overnight success doesn’t happen as fast as most people think. Instead, it’s the byproduct of years of hard work (often 10 years or more). Then, something clicks. The hard-work …

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Conversations on everyday leadership, family, and life!

Thoughts on Everyday Leadership: Musings on everyday leaders and life!

Who is an everyday leader? I’m glad you asked. Let’s start by defining what leadership is. Then we’ll do a deep dive into everyday leadership. Defining Leadership According to leadership expert John Maxwell, “Leadership is influence—nothing more, nothing less.” This simple definition is profound because it means most people are leaders! If you influence just …

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Conflict resolution strategies for fixers

4 Surprisingly Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies for Fixers

Are you looking for conflict resolution strategies that work? Are you the type of person who likes to fix things? Does living with tension make you anxious? If you answer “Yes!” to any of these questions, then these ideas are for you. Conflict Resolution and the Desire to Fix: Our Story My wife, Jenny, recently …

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