Well the timing of this episode could not be much better…
Today we are talking about the election!
Just kidding, hehe.
Everywhere you look is election talk, and not much of it is very nice… 😢 If you are online at all, you are probably frustrated with all of the meanness and negativity in the air. And yet it’s hard to quit scrolling, isn’t it? It’s hard to put those devices away, no matter how divisive they may be.
And all of this makes today’s topic truly timely!
Today Wendy Speake is with me to talk about all of the scrolling…about all of the things we turn to out of habit, or run to on the hard days. (And boy has 2020 given us plenty of hard days, right?) Because we all are prone to run to something to ease the pain of hard, disappointing, or just plain boring days. We turn to everything from sugar to Netflix, from Instagram to Amazon. And there is no doubt: screen activities are at the top of most of our lists…for good reason. Screen activities are created to be addictive. They are convenient, cathartic, and socially acceptable.
Yet…are they good for us? Are they best for us? Or are they dragging us down and keeping us from the One Thing that will truly meet our deepest needs? I think you’re going to love this conversation!!
Wendy Speake, author of the wildly popular 40-Day Sugar Fast:Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation (as well as co-author of a favorite parenting book, Triggers: Exchanging Parents Angry Reactions for Gentle, Biblical Responses) has just released her newest book, The 40-Day Social Media Fast, and we get to dive into the heart of the book in today’s episode! I am pretty sure everyone listening will resonate with Wendy’s message.
Wendy’s (beautiful!) website
Get the 40-Day Social Media Fast Book.
Wendy on IG
Book Wendy Mentioned: Made to Crave, by Lysa Terkeurst
My people have committed two sins:
They have forsaken me,
the spring of living water,
and have dug their own cisterns,
broken cisterns that cannot hold water.
Wendy suggests: The Social Dilemma on Netflix (Here’s the trailer.)
Look for Wendy on the Boy Mom Podcast: Episode 3,4, 24, 26, 29, and 60! 🙂 (Wendy has been my most frequent guest!)
A Better Than Anything Christmas is available wherever books are sold, and there are free PDFs of the journaling spaces available on the product page at thegoodbook.com for families with multiple children! (Such a fun way to focus on keeping Jesus at the center of your family’s Christmas!)
You can find the Boy Mom Podcast on all of the podcast platforms…here are just a few of them:
Or you can listen right here! 🙂
More about Wendy
Wendy Speake is the mom of three boys (not to mention the wife of one man), and co-author of the popular parenting book, “Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses.” Other books include Parenting Scripts and Life Creative. Wendy is also host of the annual “40 Day Sugar Fast.” Connect with Wendy online at Wendyspeake.com or on Facebook or Instagram.
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