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Welcome to Coffee Shop Conversations

Welcome to Coffee Shop Conversations, I’m glad you’re here!  On this blog, you’ll find practical tools from the Bible and psychology for thriving in leadership, relationships, and life. As you can see, I’m currently in the process of getting this site up and running—in fact, you’re reading my very first post.

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Since this is my initial entry, I’ll take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Jed Jurchenko. I’m a husband, father to three girls, therapist, and college professor. I graduated from seminary with a Master of Divinity and then returned to complete a second degree in the area of counseling and psychology. As you’ve probably guessed, I’m exceptionally passionate about both of these areas, and the practical tools they provide has made an enormous impact on my life. I also love sharing these skills with others and watching their faces light up as they experience the dynamic life-change that results.

Of course, I’m pretty devoted to coffee as well—and not just the drink, but the entire coffee shop experience. Coffee shops are lively environments where life is shared and ideas formed. This is the same upbeat atmosphere that you’ll find here. You see, as I was searching through various blogs, I found a need for a place that invited real, honest conversation in a hopeful, compassionate, and practical way. One thing that I’ve learned is that when it comes to the Bible and psychology, having head knowledge is simply not enough.

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This is where the conversation piece comes in. Life is an ongoing discussion and there is more than one way of doing things, especially when leadership and relationships are involved. Proverbs 27:17 (NET) says, “As iron sharpens iron, so a person sharpens his friend,” and coming together to sharpen each other will be another key area of focus.

Beginning the Adventure

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I’m honored that you’re joining this me on this journey and  I can’t wait to see where our conversations lead. Now that I’ve had the opportunity to introduce myself, I’d love to hear from you. More specifically, what is it that brought you to this site, and what types of topics will be most helpful? I’m looking forward to meeting you and to our ongoing conversation!


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P.S. Since this blog is a work in progress, the best way to stay connected is to subscribe to my e-mail newsletter. This will keep you updated on new postings and you’ll receive a free copy of my upcoming e-book, Coffee Shop Inspirations: Simple Strategies for Building Dynamic Leadership and Relationships, once it’s released. The best part is it’s all free. Just enter your e-mail below, and you’re in!

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.

2 thoughts on “Welcome to Coffee Shop Conversations”

  1. Jed, thanks for aimple, practical help in Coffee Shop Conversations. I read it this morning as I sipped a cup in the hotel. It is a quick read with good energy. The artwork, quotable graphics, and the personal illustrations make it stimulating learning. Thanks for sharing it. I am refreshed, recharged, and ready to live, love, and lead again today. 🙂
    Fellow worker, coffee enthusiast, and lead pastor,

    1. Hey Pastor Mike,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment & for the words of encouragement! Now I’m energized too! Praying that you have a safe, relaxing & productive trip!

      Blessings, Jed

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