Posts by Julie Plagens

How to Stop Living You Life in Fear

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Do you find it difficult to stop living your life in fear? I understand all too well. I have struggled with fear for years. It is hardwired into my brain. I especially deal with fear as a momma. Looking back, I realized this habit of fear started when I was a young child and has…

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Inspirational Family Advice for Those Hurting

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Are you looking for some inspirational family advice? Perhaps you struggle with getting along with difficult people in your family. If you are like me, you may have even shaken your fist at God in anger when you felt helpless. Yeah, I did that. And I am still alive…whew. (FYI: God can handle our anger.)…

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Marriage Challenge: How to Change You Husband In 30 Days

The Best Way to Change Your Husband Through Prayer
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Do you think a marriage challenge would help you and your spouse? Don’t worry. It’s ok to admit you are stuck in a rut. No one is immune from life’s troubles. We all have times of conflict and disharmony. Perhaps you feel like your marriage is so bad that it is hopeless and a marriage challenge…

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How to Pray for Your Kids (really pray)

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Do you know how to pray for your kids? No, I mean REALLY pray for your kids. Not just short, little prayers. I am talking about prayers that have some teeth in them. The kind of prayers that move heaven and earth. You will be amazed at how things change in your child’s heart when you…

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Why You Need to Forgive Those Who Hurt You

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There are 5 reasons why you need to forgive those who hurt you. Not an easy task, right? If you are like me, forgiveness doesn’t come naturally. It takes work. Personally, I used to like to think about offenses done to me about a thousand times and wallow in the past until I am drowning.…

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Family Problems: Dealing with Difficult Relationships

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Are you dealing with family problems? Or perhaps you have a family estrangement. You are not alone. This seems to be happening more often than people want to admit. Fights happen and family members walk away, sometimes for good. If this has happened to you, you know how embarrassing it is to tell your Christian friends…

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The Best Way to Change Your Teen Through Prayer

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The best way to change your teen is through prayer. How do I know? I have raised two kids–a boy and a girl. They were great kids, but just like any other teen, they had areas in their life I could not change. I can’t tell you how much nagging, pushing and, yes, controlling I…

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The Most Powerful Parenting Tips (from Successful Teens)

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As I sit in the classroom of my former school, I think about what it was like thirty-five years ago when I was a teenager sitting in these exact same desks. There were no cell phones or computers, no social media, no select sports, and no SAT prep classes. Well, at least not one that…

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How to Get to Your Child’s Heart

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Do you want to get to your child’s heart but struggle connecting with him? Perhaps you have a difficult teen you can not reach. Some of this is completely normal. Kids are going to test the boundaries and reject your rules from time to time. But what about the other part? The emotional disconnect you…

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The Best Positive Parenting Tips for Moms

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Here are the best parenting tips you will ever find all in one place. And these tips are based on a Christian worldview. It is a combination of my experience as a mom (who has raised two kids) and as a teacher. I have also added the expertise of others who know about parenting, family, and…

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