Do you believe your struggle with anger stems from the wrong behavior you see displayed in your children? The knee-jerk reactions and blow-ups you’re facing are often a result of a bigger set of “triggers.” Some of these are external, like a child’s disobedience, backtalk, or selective hearing, while others are internal, like an overflowing schedule, sleep-deprivation, or perhaps your own painful experiences from childhood. Triggers: Exchanging Parent’s Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses examines common parenting issues that cause us to explode inappropriately at our children. Moving beyond simple parenting tips on how to change your child’s behavior, authors Amber Lia and Wendy Speake offer biblical insight and practical tools to equip and encourage you on the journey away from anger-filled reactions toward gentle, biblical responses.
You’ve seen a need for change in your life and you’re ready to embark on the journey away from reactionary, quick-tempered parenting. But the path ahead can seem daunting and lonely without a guide or friend to walk with you. That’s why authors, Amber Lia and Wendy Speake have created this in-depth study guide. Perfect for individual reflection or a group study setting, this resource features a come-alongside approach to working through external and internal triggers that fuel your struggle with anger. Mirroring the 31-chapter structure of Triggers, this study guide will provide you with:
- Rich passages of Scripture to meditate on and tuck into your heart for strength.
- Expanded thoughts on each trigger for further teaching and encouragement.
- Questions to spark personal reflection and to help move you toward action.
- Plenty of room to write out your thoughts and work through the chapter questions.
- Additional space for doodling, writing out prayers or action plans, and more!
You want to say the right thing when your children do wrong — trouble is most parents aren't sure where to even begin. Parenting Scripts is the much-needed resource for moms and dads who are desperate to speak life to their children instead of defaulting to the same old words and ineffective consequences. Focusing on the most ordinary and yet troublesome areas in our daily routines, Parenting Scripts helps parents to craft intentional and well thought out and prayed over words.
When parents step back to consider their children's wrong actions, there's a chance they can plan the right reactions. In the margins of their busy day, Parenting Scripts leads parents to a calm place where they can pinpoint their family's bad habits and choose better ways of dealing with immature behavior — theirs and their children's.
Laid out as a parenting book and workbook all in one, each of the thirty-one short chapters includes:
- Parenting Script - main lesson, complete with a script to try at home
- Scriptures - verses to apply
- Prayer Script - prayer to pray
- Make the script your own - empty pages to write down your own parenting script
In our Pinterest age of handcrafted children's parties, artistic Instagram photos, tutorials for renovating old furniture into new treasures, and blogs filled with poetry, prose, and other creative expression, it is clear that a brand-new generation of creative women is rising up. It is a renaissance born not in Italian cathedrals or Harlem jazz clubs but in kitchens and nurseries and living rooms around the world. But when Christian women become mothers, they often feel expected to lay down their creative pursuits in order to properly parent.
Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart know that struggle. While they acknowledge that some seasons of mothering require setting artistic pursuits aside, they also argue that these seasons don't have to last until empty nest time. Instead, mothers with creative gifts are called to actively use them in order to bless their families, their communities, and everyone they encounter.