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.

Designing Your Dream Bond

Designing Your Dream Marriage: How to create your best relationship!

How do you design your dream marriage and create your best relationship? My friends Scott and Tanya Landis sought to answer this question in our recent conversation. They are a dynamic duo and marriage architects. Their story, in a nutshell, goes like this… One day, these high school sweethearts decided that average was not good …

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Taming anxiety, depression, and fatigue

Everyone’s Got Bears: Taming anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

Anxiety, depression, and fatigue are three bears that David Cummings knows well. David also knows black bears because he’s camped with them—only not on purpose, of course! Recently, I dove into David Cumming’s book, Everyone’s Got Bears. Afterward, I had the privilege of connecting with David during an interview on our Thriving at Home Summit. …

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How to have a great relationship with your kids

How to Have a Great Relationship with Your Kids – From Diapers to Dorms!

How do you have a great relationship with your kids? When my kiddos were tiny, having a great relationship was easy. This primarily took feeding them, rocking them to sleep, and holding them close. As my kids grew, keeping a great relationship involved regular play-time and being actively engaged in their lives. Today, as the …

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How to Create Your Family Mission Statement

How to Create Your Family Mission Statement Without Losing Your Mind

Creating a family mission statement is important, yet few families have them. Of the families that do, even fewer, can recite theirs by heart. Leadership Expert, Zig Ziglar, highlights the problem with this in his famous quote, “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” Getting to where we want to go is …

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How to Control Your Anger Anger management advice

How to Control Your Anger: Anger management advice from two experts.

“How do you control your anger?” If you have a hair-trigger temper, then answering this question has the potential to greatly improve your quality of life. This is why diving into anger management advice is so important. A quick temper can have harsh consequences. Some of these consequences include the following: Angry outbursts (especially if …

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What all blended families should know

I’m a Blended Family Dad: Here’s what all blended families should know.

Blended families go by many different names. Sometimes they are called stepfamilies, bonus families, or an instafamililies (Have you seen the movie? It’s good). In this post, we’ll examine what these terms mean. Then, we’ll dive into practical wisdom every blended family should know. And we’ll do this from the perspective of a blended family …

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Feeling Better with Extreme Self-Care

Feeling Better: How to manage stress well with extreme self-care

Feeling better begins with managing stress well. Not all stress is bad. In fact, at low levels, stress is motivating. However, too much stress is toxic and impairs our physical, mental, emotional, and relational health. Extreme self-care is about learning to manage stress well. It involves stacking simple coping skills together, turning them into daily …

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The Problem With Nice-Be Kind. Be Good. But Don't Be Nice.

The Problem with Being Nice: Be kind. Be good. But please don’t be nice!

Be kind. Be good. But please don’t be nice! If you strive to be seen as a nice guy or girl, you might want to think again. In this post, we’ll examine why trying to act nicely all the time may not be as nice as you think. And some of the reasons may surprise …

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Love Habits - How tiny acts of love can make or break a relationship

Love Habits: How Tiny Acts of Love Make or Break a Relationship

Tiny acts of love can make or break a relationship. I like to call these simple acts of kindness love habits. Love habits are acts of affection that are so routine they almost occur automatically. In other words, a love habit forms when love, affection, and kindness integrate into the couple’s character and become a …

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How to create a writing plan

How to Create a Writing Plan, Write Consistently, and Finish Your Project!

A writing plan outlines the details for getting your writing project done. A good writing plan includes when, where, and how often you will write. Having a writing plan is important because it takes your writing dream—which might be to write a book, finish a screenplay, grow your social media audience, or build your blog—and …

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