TRIGGERS: EXCHANGING PARENTS' ANGRY REACTIONS FOR GENTLE BIBLICAL RESPONSES

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.


TRIGGERS STUDY GUIDE

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!

LIFE CREATIVE: INSPIRATION FOR TODAY'S RENAISSANCE MOM

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.


Wendy is currently working on two exciting book projects — one is a follow-up book to Triggers and the other is an incredible companion for those who walk through her annual 40 Day Sugar Fast.