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.

blended family quotes

Blended Family Quotes: Inspirational Sayings for Blended Families

Did you know, “Over 65% of Americans are now a stepparent, a stepchild, a stepsibling, step-grandparent, or touched directly by a stepfamily scenario?” Since so many families are blended, why is there so little written specifically for blended family homes? The lack of blended family resources is exactly why we compiled this list of Inspirational …

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God loves blended families

God Loves Blended Families: Wisdom for Blended Family Homes

God loves blended family homes! It’s true. However, this is one of those pieces of wisdom that many blended families know in their heads but not in their hearts. Here’s why affirming that God loves blended families is so important. A few months ago, I was asked to speak on blended families at Southern California …

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Dealing With Anger in Others: 3 Steps to take when someone else is mad

What should I do when someone else is mad? Is this my fault? Should I try to fix this? Have you ever wondered about these things? Dealing with anger in others is never easy. Fortunately, there are practical steps you can take. In this post, we’ll walk you through three positive steps you can take …

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Ten Inspiring Happiness Quotes

Ten Inspiring Happiness Quotes That Will Make You Smile—Jed Jurchenko

Are you looking for some inspiring happiness quotes to brighten your day? Do you know someone who needs a quick mood-boost? You’ve come to the right place. Happiness is important because moods are highly contagious. In this post, I share ten of my favorite happiness quotes and a free resource to help you be happier …

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How to Become a Pinterest Ninja

How to Become a Pinterest Ninja: Steps to creating your digital museum

His invitation appeared out of nowhere and caught me off guard. It was exactly what one would expect from a ninja master. And Etienne is one of the best. Etienne received my name from a mutual friend and sent me an invitation to connect. A few days later, I began my journey of Pinterest ninja …

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Why Your happiness matters

3 Reasons Your Happiness Matters: Why you should strive to be happier.

Does your happiness matter? I believe it does. In fact, I believe that your happiness matters a lot!  I ask this question because many people mistakenly believe that happiness is selfish. I know because I grew up in the church, where the happiness is selfish myth is prominent. When I was born, my dad was …

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Discover your strengths!

Discover Your Strengths: How to put your God-given talents to work.

Do you know your strengths, and are you putting your God-given talents to work? I recently did a deep dive into these two questions when I reconnected with my longtime friend, Travis Archer Hall, over coffee. After catching up on life, our conversation turned to discovering and using our strengths. It’s been several years since …

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How to Break up With Perfectionism and Do Something, Now

Do Something Now: How to break up with perfectionism and start!

Do you have a big project you’ve dreamed of starting? I know the exhilaration of having big goals. And I also know how miserable it feels to get stuck pursuing those dreams. Here is my best advice for you. Don’t wait. Break up with perfectionism and do something now! Perfectionism is cunning. She’ll whisper in …

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A Christ-Centered Approach to Mental Illness.

Mental Illness and a Biblical Worldview: Yes, the two go together!

May is National Mental Health Month. It’s a time dedicated to increasing awareness about mental health needs. Because I have the privileged of teaching Abnormal Psychology classes at Southern California Seminary, I thought this would be the perfect time to write about how mental illness fits into a Biblical worldview. Mental Illness and a Biblical …

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You are a leader!

You are a Leader: Here’s how to act like one—Jed Jurchenko

  You are a leader. How do I know? because “Leadership is influence: Nothing more, nothing less.” I love John Maxwell’s definition of leadership. It dispels the myth that leadership is reserved for corporations and big businesses. In reality, leadership is a gift, and it’s one that’s given to you. Let me explain. You are …

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