If you're tired of formulaic delivery and weary of cliche' Christian do's and don't lists and promises for creating The Perfect Life, The Perfect Marriage, The Perfect Child, and 99.9% Perfect Christian Faith, well, you've landed at The Perfect Web Page. :) As a sought-after Communicator, Julie brings much needed doses of honesty, personal struggle and failures, hard fought changes, and uncompromising belief that audiences and individuals of any age can find lasting change and deep joy for body, heart, mind and soul. Individual lives and families have been saved (literally and figuratively) as a result of Julie's brazen honesty and unapologetic commitment to saying what often goes unspoken. You'll find a nice variety of subjects which are sure to meet your expectations and desires as an event planner.
She's Gonna Blow! Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger Real help for moms, as well as foster parents, dads, and caregivers of children, dealing with the rewarding, yet challenging, task of parenting. Julie offers large doses of humor and practical strategies for coping with the big emotions of anger sometimes evoked by the small (and big!) people in your life. You'll appreciate her bold & honest style of communication as you discover lasting and joyful change in your family's life. * Mt. Momma 101: What's Your Volcanic Style of Erupting? * Underground Issues Factoring Into Your Frustration & Anger * The Influential Reality of Depression and Why You Needn't Be Ashamed * How to Know When You've Gone Too Far (Recognizing Verbal, Physical, & Spiritual Abuse) * Practical Strategies For A More Peaceful Life
The Stoopid Years: Sticking w/Teens through Wonky Hormones, Suspect Behavior, and Painful Indifference Ah, yes, the 5-year, 60-months stage of teens & parents can do a number on ones objectivity, confidence, and family relationship(s)--theirs and yours! Join Julie as she couples personal mom/teen experience (180 months total thus far) with raw honesty, developmental insights, and much needed humor which will help you: *Grasp a basic developmental overview of your teen’s emotions & overall makeup—as well as yours as an adult. *Learn why you need to let your teen ‘off the hook’—as well as yourself. *Identify the “stoopid” ruts of communication between you and your teen. *Choose to stick with your teen despite “stoopid” behavior on both your parts and choose to show up emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically in their life as well as yours.
Raising Your Child with Love & Limits As a mom, you get a lot of advice. TV shows, magazines, friends, your mother (and mother-in-law) are all telling you the best way to raise your kids. But all this well-meaning counsel can paralyze you. Enough already! Unapologetically raucous and refreshingly relevant, Love & Limits gives you 10-non-negotiables to help you stand firm and be the mom. With a sharp wit, Julie offers a dose of reality and a healthy way to step up and be the mom. * Who's the Boss? YOU Are! * Say "No" Like You Mean It * Delighting in Your Perfectly Ordinary Child * Humor Me A Little
Living a Relatively Guilt-Free Parenting Life You can't have an Oreo without a glass of cold milk and where would SpongeBob be without Patrick? Alas, some things just go together and all too often (let's say most often, shall we) motherhood is accompanied by the overwhelming, sometimes debilitating, emotion of guilt and second guessing. Julie explores guilt's multiple layers and gives audiences real help leading to grace and freedom. * Recognizing What You've Done Right *Distinguishing True Guilt from False Guilt * Living a Relatively Guilt-free Parenting Life
Speaking That Stimulates Thought & Faith...
COURAGE: We All Start Somewhere As wide and varied as our stories, so too our desperate need and reason(s) for Courage: courage to speak out; courage to remain silent; courage to let go; courage to hold on; courage to face down what can not be ignored; and courage to believe everything is gonna be alright…you hope. We’ll look to timeless lessons plans of scripture as well as consider the anatomy of Courage in the totality of our creation as We All Start Somewhere and do what must be done.
Lessons Learned Since I Knew It All Have you come to a place--or been brought there kicking and screaming--where many of the Life & Faith answers you once readily dispensed just don't seem to cut it anymore? Especially when answering them yourself! Have you come 'undone' by a varying totality of life's relational and spiritual realities? Had dreams shatter? A child go off the rails? Discovered you just don't see the purpose of going to church anymore--and wondered what the purpose of the church in general had to do with your life? Have you--are you--experiencing a spiritual funk that has you stumped, stymied, and just plain spent? Well, exhale my sweet friend(s) and join Julie as she shares lessons learned over a 4.5 years long 'undone' journey. Lessons which will help you: *Sit in the Pain (yes, it goes against nearly everything we've been indoctrinated with as we "do life together" but it's one of the most freeing truths you'll ever experience) *Discover and speak powerful short-n-sweet truths rooted in the authority of holy scripture *Identify the support pilings of your life & faith which have been divinely removed *Identify and restore some of the good and emotionally powerful areas within you which have 'slipped' *Understand, embrace, and revel, in the "In, With, and For," power of God actively at work in you (even when there seems to be zero emotional or spiritual proof of such).
If I Didn't Know Better Theologically: Honest Conversations for Bent, Broken, & Bedraggled Believers Christians can and do come undone--grow tired--and question what used to be formerly unquestionable. That's not a bad place to find oneself. Nor, does it mean you've "Lost The Faith" or gone unhinged. It's a place. And there's always room for thoughtful discussion and confession in places such as this. * I'd Think the Holy Spirit Had Left Me. *I'd Believe God Was Actively Working Against Me. *I'd See Church as a Lost Cause. *I'd Be Convinced God Forgot My Child. *I'd Consider Faith an Exercise in Futility.
Radical Forgiveness With her trademark delivery of "practical girlfriend theology" (sass, liberal doses of "been there" honesty, and relentless truth) Julie challenges audience to consider and ACCEPT the atoning power of Divine rescue and absolution. During our time together consider the following: *Why Forgive? (what's the big deal anyway?) *What Forgiveness Isn't *What Forgiveness Is (as defined by the Master Forgiver) *Who Do I Forgive? *How Do I Forgive the Unforgivable? *What's In It for Me? *What Happens If I Don't? *Speaking Truth "Just as the Lord has forgiven you, you also should forgive." Colossians 3:13