Heather Linchenko – How to Fight Right to Build Zion

Feb 26
Heather Linchenko - How to fight right to build Zion

When considering why certain relationships in your life are still struggling, have you ever taken inventory of yourself wondering what you were missing? Your heart is right; your love is strong; you’ve prayed without ceasing; you’re a truth seeker and have tried everything imaginable to make things better…  What do you yet lack? The answer that completely transformed my family culture — the grand clue for which I had searched so long — was found hiding in plain sight: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” As it turns out, words are synonymous with power! In our discussion, we’ll explore how to use them to create, to produce miracles, to better love as Jesus does…and yes, even to “fight right”!

  • Is there such a thing as a “holy” version of contention and an “unholy” version of peace? If so, what does God mean when he says “Blessed are the peacemakers?
  • Many good, God-fearing people seem frustrated, angry, distant, or estranged from one another. When God commands us to be of one mind, one heart, and one soul, will He provide a way for us to accomplish even this seemingly impossible feat?
  • When the Lord tells us how we are to love, what does “as ourselves” really mean?
  • How can I hold every thought captive to the obedience of Christ when I’m not even sure what I’m thinking half the time?
  • Let “virtue garnish my thoughts”? Huh?
  • I want to feel my confidence wax strong before God but I’m not sure how to get there…
  • Is there a way to fast-track being Zion-ready in my relationships, including those with myself and with God?


Heather Linchenko was raised in a Christian home in Idaho, the eighth of ten children. She served as a missionary in Belgium and France, and was also privileged to work as the executive assistant to Stephen R. Covey, author of the best-seller 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. She married a man from communist Russia, who grew up with one sibling in an atheist home. Their polar-opposite backgrounds necessitated a break from convention and tradition, emboldening Heather to break new ground on a garden of fresh ideas. Her greatest passion is helping others create a culture of laughter, learning, and openness in the home.

She has authored three books: Letters from Kazakhstan, which details her family’s 1998 adventures in post-Soviet Kazakhstan; Mom! You’re Working Too Hard, which teaches parents how to educate children in a way everyone loves (no resistance!); and “I Meant Well” And Other Words That Kill Relationships, wherein she shares a wealth of knowledge on how to make bad relationships good and good relationships vibrant.

She mutinied against today’s broken approach to teaching math and with her sister, Shirley, created a truly new and compelling program for kids that readies a child’s mind for math success [MathHacked.com]. She loves to see young kids thrive on the addictive feeling of success.

She has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of her favorite commodity—Truth—and has a special fondness for scriptural phrases and quotes. Her central guiding quote is: “From the closed-mindedness that won’t accept new truth; from the laziness that will accept half-truth; From the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth; Good Lord, deliver me” (Kenyan Prayer). Her favorite scriptural phrase is “…she counted him faithful who had promised.”



About the Author

Oak Norton - Just trying to share a love of the scriptures with others.