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Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses Paperback – February 3, 2016
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About the Author
Amber Lia and Wendy Speake have linked arms to encourage and equip moms and dads who are in desperate need of hope, grace, and practical help for the parenting journey.
Amber Lia is a work-at-home mom of four little boys under the age of ten. She is the co-author of Triggers and the Study Buddy Bible Study Guide Series. She and her husband, Guy own Storehouse Media Group, a faith- and family-friendly TV and Film production company in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not building sand castles with her boys on the beach, or searching for Nerf darts all over her house, you can find Amber writing to encourage families on her website at motherofknights.com
Wendy Speake is a trained actress and heartfelt Bible teacher. She tells stories both on page and stage that allow her to point women to Jesus on their hardest mothering days. She is the co-author of the popular parenting book, Triggers and the Triggers Study Guide, as well as Life Creative: Inspiration for Today's Renaissance Mom. Wendy lives in Southern California with her husband, Matt, and their three ruddy boys, where she writes about faith and family at WendySpeake.com
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This is not one of those books.
I've seen reviewers call this book honest, practical, biblical, and helpful, and it is all of those things. It is divided into 31 topics and can function as a month-long devotional study. The chapters are short and contain many scripture references as well as practical advice. It can also be read straight-through (as I did). I have no doubt that every parent could find wisdom here applicable to her situation no matter the types of trials her family faces.
But this is not why I love this book, have found it infinitely valuable on first reading, and will return to it again and again. What Amber and Wendy have done for parents is beautiful and far beyond self-help or practical advice. You will not find in this book a message of sticky-sweet guilt accompanied by a list of things to do, quotes to pin on your mirror, and charts to make everything better. What you will find is the gospel, sometimes spoken in brutal honesty, but also in tender grace and humility.
See, the thing that tires me about all of those other books is that I know, to the core of my being, that I cannot just set my mind to be a good mom and make it all come out roses. I am weak, and I am a sinner, and I fail. I can memorize your list of alliterated correct responses to my triggers and somehow call that to mind when it seems like all the world is crumbling around me, but that won't save me, change me, or grow gentleness in me. That is the point of the gospel, and that is on glorious display in this book.
Whether you recognize a struggle with anger in your parenting or not, this book is an excellent resource. I don't know that I have ever read a better display of sanctification in progress. This is how it works. This is how God works- through prayerful repentance, humility, and the power of His Word. I started reading thinking I would pick out a few triggers that apply to me and breeze through the rest of it, but it turned out that every chapter arrested me. These are not easy or flippant answers; no cheerleading; this is truth and I think I can breathe again.
I received a free copy of this book.
I was part of this group when triggers was a daily question followed up by advice and comments and it blessed me so I was so excited and thankful when Wendy and Amber announce Triggers would become a book.
I love the way the book is organized, the way it begins with a personal story followed by a biblical and practical approach to a particular trigger and a prayer at the end. It is not a "How-to-step-by-step" book, it will not solve all your problems and t will not change you immediately into a happy mom who always respond with a cheery tone every time. Rather, this book will challenge you to look deep within, to address your own heart, to discover and identify and name your triggers, it will point you to Scripture, it will encourage you and help you pave the way to change your reactions into a proactive approach. It will provide you with helpful bible verses that you can memorize or put on your kitchen and go to them when you're facing a situation with your people. If God has put in your heart a desire to be a mom who speaks truth seasoned with LOVE and GRACE and GENTLENESS, this is a very practical book for you. Give it a chance!
My husband and I both just finished reading this and it has changed our family! Wendy and Amber give you practice ways to apply the biblical knowledge you already have and inject that into the attitudes and choices you make in the way you respond when parenting.
I am so thankful for this book!
I would look to hear a few chapters from their husbands for husbands as well...