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Happy Marriages are Rare

Last week I talked to a godly friend in Virginia. I knew her while her children were growing up, and her children were happy, well-cared for, and well-trained. The oldest was especially outstanding in temperament, abilities, responsibility, and demeanor. This son went to a Christian high school, a Christian college, and then law school, where…

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The NEW 16 Week Skinny School Study Guide

If you struggle with your weight and overeating, I have good news for you. You can overcome and change the thinking patterns that got you in this mess in the first place. You are caught in this tangled web because of your thoughts about food. However, when God created the mind, He made it plastic, which means it can change. The Apostle Paul told…

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Happy School Study Guide on Sale During March

Testimonies of readers of Happy School, Where Women Learn the Secrets to Overcome Discouragement and Worry:  “The principles in Happy School have set me on a life-changing course …I cannot say enough positive things about this book.” Bethany “The wisdom and insight from Happy School are life-changing.” Nancy “How I loved reading this book! It is pure gold! …these principles of changing our thinking change our very lives.” Sheri  If you did not learn how to have a Snow White or Cinderella disposition in childhood, it is not too late to learn how to have a happy heart. Happy School and the Happy School Study Guide were written specifically to teach you how to transform the thinking patterns…

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A 9 Week Study to Overcome Discouragement

Many women constantly think about the WMDs (What is Missing and Disapppointing) in their life. However, excessive thinking about your WMDs will cause despair and discouragement. How you think determines the joy and happiness in your life. But there’s good news, you can completely overhaul your thinking patterns. Over the years, many of the women in…

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The Power of Giving Gifts

(This was taken from Lesson 9 in Happy School Advanced at JulieNGordon.com.) As you know, all women love birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, anniversary gifts, Valentine’s gifts, and Mother’s Day gifts. (In Husband School, these days are called The Big Five and there is a whole chapter devoted to teaching men how to properly celebrate women’s special days. As you might already…

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How to Think When Others Disappoint You

A young newlywed, Maureen, recently told me she was visiting her friend, Cassie. Cassie’s sister, who has a toddler, was also visiting. The toddler was a busy boy, and he knocked over a drink. Maureen said she waited for a harsh reprimand but instead the sweet mother said, “Oh dear, Johnny. Did you spill your drink? Well, that’s okay. Let Mommy help you clean it up.”  My friend then said that in her family-of-origin, if you made a mess, you were met with, “Can’t you be more careful?!” We have all learned how to react when others disappoint us—even if it’s toddlers—by watching others.  I think one of the most helpful…

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This May Sound Harsh, But You Need to Know

(This is the fourth blog in a series of five, entitled “Rooms to Stay Out Of: Self-Pity, Failure, and Regret.” It is taken from Lesson 6 in Happy School Advanced, a study of the book, Happy School.) Recently, a friend of mine asked me to meet with her younger sister because her sister is struggling with…

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Responding to Someone with High Negativity

(This blog was taken from Lesson 7 and 8 in Happy School Advanced.) My grandmother had a neighbor, Cleo, who had to take care of an aging aunt during the aunt’s last years. This aunt, Aunt Luticia, had no children, and was arguably the most negative and pessimistic person you’ve ever met. Aunt Luticia complained about…

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