Devoted Dreamers: 40 - Julie Landreth: Speaker | Wife Coach | Cultivating Healthy Marriages

Julie Landreth has a passion for healthy and thriving relationships–especially marriages. She is a speaker and wife coach who loves sharing her passion for prayer and how to cultivate a thriving marriage. She leads a growing number of women in San Jose, CA through her weekly WifeLab curriculum: Loving Well, The Art of Praying for Your Husband.  Julie and her husband are celebrating 13 years of cultivating a marriage filled with intentional love. Their secret? A date night every Friday. In addition to speaking, writing, and teaching, Julie is also a freelance photographer and designer.

IF YOU HAVE EVER WANTED EXAMPLES OF WHAT TAKING THE NEXT STEP LOOKS LIKE, THIS WAS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.

In our conversation, Julie shares about the whirlwind romance she and her now-husband had while they were dating—mostly long-distance—and the disappointment that sunk in shortly into their marriage. She talks about how her current dream—to start a revolution of marriages that last—began in her little corner of the world. Her story is a great example of moving ahead, one step at a time, listening to what God has laid on her heart and walking forward, even when she feels resistant to doing so.

Like a lot of my guests, Julie mentions the inner chatter –- those thoughts that tell her she’s not enough and cause her to question her dream. And then she shares how she has fought back against it.

Finally, there’s a TON of good stuff in our conversation about how Julie has prayed for her husband, encouraged other women to do the same for theirs, and how little changes in her own thoughts, behavior and reactions have made all the difference in strengthening their marriage. If your marriage is anything but a 10, I think you’ll gain a lot from this conversation.

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JULIE’S RECOMMENDATIONS:

Participate in Julie's Instagram Giveaway on April 12, 2017. Follow Julie and tag two friends on her giveaway post before midnight Pacific Time for a chance to win a custom 8x10 calligraphy quote with your favorite verse or saying.  

UPCOMING EVENTS WITH JULIE IN THE SAN JOSE (CA) AREA: 
Friday, May 12th - Communication, Comfort Zone & Confidence
Wednesday morning “Wife Lab” – every Wednesday thru May 17th 9:00-11:00am (PT).

GET 5 DAYS OF PRAYERS via email to get started praying for your husband. Just subscribe to Julie's Newsletter.

FIVE MINUTES OF REFINEMENT, every Friday on Facebook Live.

CONNECT WITH JULIE:

Website || Instagram || Facebook

SCRIPTURE:

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
~Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

“At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’”
This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.

~ Genesis 2:23-25 (NLT)

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Read about Quitting, Launching, Starting, Doing Over -- anything by Jon Acuff is amazing! 

If you want to learn more about yourself:

Becoming Myself by Stasi Eldredge  
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown 

If you want to understand more of who you are as a creative or an artist:

The Artisan Soul by Erwin Raphael McManus

To up your writing/creative game:

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

If you want to be a more effective communicator:

Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley

PODCASTS:
Communicator Academy Podcast, which features Kathi Lipp and Michele Cushatt. This one is great if you want to learn about upping your speaker / communicator game.
School of Greatness Podcast by Lewis Howes because he interviews such inspiring people.

Tim Mackie Sermons (from Door of Hope in Portland, Oregon) is great for digging deeper into scripture. He is also part of The Bible Project so I watch those videos before I dig into a new book of the Bible or want enlightenment for certain biblical themes. These are amazing.

TRAINING:
If you are still exploring and trying to figure out your dream, Donald Miller’s Storyline program is really great at helping you tap into your past to direct your future.

For speaker training, The Leverage Conference by Kathi Lipp’s Communicator Academy. It was an incredible quality training with hands on practice and learning.

If you just need to get yourself healthy and release your old self.  Emotional Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero. There is a book, workbook and a 12-week course.

ASSESSMENTS:
Strength Finder 2.0
The Enneagram Test  


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